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To receive any apologies for absence.
An apology was received from Councillor Linda Morgan (Local Member).
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
To receive any declaration of personal interest.
None to note.
To note any items that are a matter of urgency in the view of the Chairman for consideration.
None to note.
BRYNFFYNNON, LOVE LANE, DOLGELLAU, LL40 1RR
To consider the above application
The panel and the officers were introduced to everyone that was present and it was announced that everyone had up to 10 minutes to share their observations on the application. In highlighting the absence on the objectors of the application, the Chairman asked the Licensing Manager to confirm that the objectors had received a letter noting the date and time of the hearing. In response, the Licensing Manager confirmed that a letter had been sent to all objectors with evidence to support this.
On behalf of the premises: Mr Steven Holt
Ms Debra Harries
Mrs Angela Lienz
Mr Bernhard Lienz
a) The report and recommendation of the Licensing Section
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager giving details of the application for a premises licence for Brynffynnon, Love Lane, Dolgellau in relation to the supply of alcohol, and the showing of films to individuals who would be non-residents of the bed and breakfast who would be staying on the premises, along with the right to serve late night refreshments to non-residents between 23:00 and 01:00 in special events. Attention was drawn to the proposed hours in the report.
It was explained that the premises currently held a premises licence for the sale of alcohol and showing of films to residents of the premises only. It was highlighted that the application was submitted in order to attract customers who are non-residents to the restaurant, and to enable alcoholic drinks to be available for them.
It was noted that the Licensing Authority had sufficient evidence for the application to be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and the relevant regulations.
Reference was made to measures recommended by the applicant to promote the licensing objectives along with the responses that were received during the consultation period. It was noted that Dolgellau Town Council was supportive of the application and that six letters had been received objecting to the application on the basis of preventing public nuisance, preventing crime and disorder and public safety. It was highlighted that all of the objectors referred their concerns to the unsuitability of the narrow access road to accommodate an increase in traffic: concern that an increase in visitor numbers to the premises would create a situation where emergency vehicles would not to be able to gain access to the premises; that the premises is within a quiet residential area and that approving the licence would increase noise; that there would be a potential in an increase in crime and disorder
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
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