Agenda item

Licensing Act, 2003 – Premises Licence - Grant - The Angus Tap & Grind, 98 Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 5TG

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection regarding an application by The Angus Tap & Grind Ltd for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.

 

Two letters of objection to the application had been received from members of the public and this necessitated a hearing for which the Sub-Committee had been convened. None of the objectors were present at the meeting.

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations from Mr Greig Robert Peterson, Designated Premises Supervisor, in support of the application.

 

At the end of his representations, Mr Peterson confirmed that he was satisfied that he had said all he wished to say.

 

The Sub-Committee retired under Regulation 14(2) of the Licensing Act

(Hearings) Regulations 2005 (as amended) and thereby excluded the

press and public whilst they reached their decision on the application. The

Sub-Committee returned to give their decision in public.

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED: That

 

The Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Angus Tap & Grind, 98 Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TG, be granted subject to the hours set out in the operating schedule.

 

The sale of alcohol by retail (on and off the premises)

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Sunday to Thursday

10.00 to 23.30

Friday and Saturday

10.00 to 00.30

 

The provision of regulated entertainment – recorded music

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Sunday to Thursday

10.00 to 23.30

Friday and Saturday

10.00 to 00.30

 

 

The provision of regulated entertainment – live music

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday

12.00 to 23.00

 

 

Hours open to the public

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Sunday to Thursday

10.00 to 00.00

Friday and Saturday

10.00 to 01.00

 

 

Non-standard timings:

 

The sale of alcohol by retail (on and off the premises)

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve

10.00 to 02.00

 

 

The provision of regulated entertainment – recorded music

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve

10.00 to 02.00

 

 

 

The provision of regulated entertainment – live music

 

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

 

Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve

12.00 to 02.00

 

 

Hours open to the public

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve

10.00 to 02.30

 

 

Reasons:

 

The Sub-Committee has heard from the Applicant and has considered the written representations of local residents objecting to the application.

 

The Sub-Committee is cognisant of the fact that no representations were received in response to the application from any of the Responsible Authorities.

 

The Sub-Committee notes that this application is for the grant of a new Premises Licence, and it is bound to have regard to the appropriate legislation, Guidance and to Sefton Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy. The Sub-Committee cannot impose conditions that are, or could be considered disproportionate, overly burdensome, or purely aspirational.  In addition, the Sub-Committee cannot address issues that are dealt with by other statutory regimes such as planning, highways or environmental legislation. Whilst the Sub-Committee has sympathy for the local residents’ concerns it has not heard or received any evidence that these concerns will occur as a result of the alcohol licence being granted.

 

Statutory guidance makes clear that that in considering public nuisance, the actions of individuals beyond the immediate area surrounding the premises are matters for the personal responsibility of those individuals under the law. However, the Applicant has proposed conditions which seek to mitigate disturbance from those leaving the premises.

 

The Sub-Committee is satisfied that the Applicant has sufficient knowledge and experience of the licensing trade and has shown their respect for local residents and the community in attempts to engage with the objectors prior to today’s meeting.  The Sub-Committee is pleased to note this and hope that this will continue into the future.

 

The Sub-Committee concluded that should any concerns come to fruition, in respect of this premises, the interested parties would have the right to request a Review of the Premises Licence.

 

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