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The Firecat Country House, Camlan Uchaf, Mallwyd, SY20 9EP
To consider the above application
APPLICATION TO VARY PREMISES LICENCE - FIRECAT COUNTRY HOUSE B&B, CAMLAN UCHAF, MALLWYD
The panel and the officers were introduced to everyone present. Councillor Annwen Daniels was congratulated on her appointment as Vice-chair of the Council.
Everyone was reminded that the hearing that was held on 21.7.2016 had been postponed so that the Licensing Sub-Committee could carry out a site visit following objections to the application on the basis of the public’s safety. It was confirmed that Members of the Sub-Committee had visited the site on 28 July 2016 with the Licensing Officer.
On behalf of the premises: Mr Robin Worgan (applicant) and Amber Worgan
Local Member: Councillor John Pughe Roberts
a) The report and recommendation of the Licensing Section
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager providing details of the application for a premises licence for The Firecat Country House Bed and Breakfast, Mallwyd in respect of supplying alcohol, recorded music, live music, dance performances, film and drama showings, any other entertainment and the provision of late night refreshments. The right was sought to supply alcohol and provide entertainment inside and outside the premises until 01.00am, seven days a week. It was explained that the premises was run as a small bed and breakfast hotel, with three bedrooms let to guests.
The details of the proposed hours were brought to attention, but it was noted that circumstances had changed since submitting the application and that the application had been amended. It was highlighted that an e-mail had been received from the applicant confirming these amendments.
Measures recommended by the applicant to promote the licensing objectives (as part of the original application) were referred to, along with the responses that had been received during the consultation period. It was noted that the Local Member, the Community Council and nearby residents objected to licensed activities for non-residents. The objections were generally made on the grounds of the licensing objectives of Preventing Public Nuisance and the Public Safety.
It was noted that the Police did not object to the application and, following a visit to the site, it was noted that the applicant had agreed to operate the Challenge 25 Policy. The Fire Service did not object to the application, but a recommendation had been given in terms of total numbers which should be allowed in the public rooms of the building.
The Environmental Health Officer had held discussions with the applicant to obtain more details about the application. The Officer’s observations and recommendations were referred to. The frequency of events had been discussed, and it was reported that there were not enough details to determine whether the right precautions would likely be implemented to ensure that the licensing objective of Preventing Public Nuisance would not be undermined. It was highlighted that the Officer's suggestion would be to oppose the original ... view the full minutes text for item 4.