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342, HIGH STREET, BANGOR, GWYNEDD LL57 1YA
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APPLICATION TO VARY A PREMISES LICENCE – THE LOUNGE, 342 HIGH STREET, BANGOR
On behalf of the premises: Mrs Susan Roberts (applicant), Mr Chris O’Neil (agent)
The Chairman, Councillor W. Tudor Owen, welcomed everyone to the meeting. The panel and the officers were introduced to everyone present. It was announced that everybody had up to 10 minutes to present direct observations on the case
The report and recommendation of the Licensing Section.
a) Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager detailing the application for a premises licence for The Lounge, 342, High Street, Bangor elaborating that the application was for a lounge bar with a dancing area. It was noted that the applicant had included appropriate steps to promote the four licensing objectives as part of the application. It was highlighted that a premises licence had existed for the premises since 2005 and it had expired in August 2014.
Following a consultation period, it was noted that North Wales Police did not object to the application, but wished for the CCTV to be installed at the premises to be subject to specific CCTV conditions. It was noted that the Public Protection Service did not object to the application, but recommended a reduction in the hours of recorded and live music as well as including fixed standard conditions on the licence to manage noise levels and prevent public nuisance. An objection to the application had been received from the owner of adjoining flats due to noise problems, music vibration and the sound of voices emanating from the smoking area outside. It was noted that Bangor City Council had no objection to the application and that the Fire Service had not provided observations.
b) In considering the application, the following procedure was followed:-
· Members of the Sub-committee and the applicant were given an opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager.
· The applicant was invited to expand on the application.
· Consultees were given an opportunity to submit their observations.
· The licensee, or his representative, was invited to respond to the observations.
· Members of the Sub-committee were given an opportunity to ask questions of the licensee.
Members of the Sub-committee were given an
opportunity to ask questions of the consultees.
c) In response to a question regarding how the hours of the application compared with the hours of the previous licence, it was noted that there was very little change between the two. In response to the opening hours of similar establishments nearby, it was noted that closing hours on the weekends was 3:00am.
ch) When elaborating on the application, the agent on behalf of the applicant noted that he was happy with what had been submitted and confirmed that the applicant had agreed to the CCTV conditions of North Wales Police.
Additional observations of the applicant’s intention;
· Bangor City's night-time economy had changed, therefore, there was a need to respond ... view the full minutes text for item 4.