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Y LLANGOLLEN. HIGH STREET, BETHESDA, GWYNEDD, LL57 3AN
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.
On behalf of the premises: Mr Joseph Barrett (applicant)
Local Member: Councillor Ann Williams (Ogwen)
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 Y Llangollen, Bethesda in relation to the supply of alcohol and playing recorded music on the premises.
It was highlighted that the premises had a licence in the past, and the licence was surrendered by Punch Taverns (the owners at the time) in November 2015. Previously, the licensed activities included live music as well as recorded music.
Attention was drawn to details of the proposed hours noted in the report along with the difference in the licensable activities compared to the previous licence.
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 the Local Member and Bethesda Town Council was supportive of the application, but that 18 letters had been received objecting to the application based on the licence objectives of preventing public nuisance and preventing crime and disorder. It was highlighted that all objectors referred the basis of their concerns to anti-social behaviour of the customers and public nuisance matters such as noise and litter, noting that a number of problems had arisen in the past when the premises was under other ownership and management.
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 expanding on the application, the applicant noted that he was happy with what had been submitted and reiterated the following observations:
· There had been historical problems with the establishment over the past five years
· He had invested and focused on changing the establishment's outlook by refurbishing the tavern and moving the pool tables, the dart board and the juke box from the premises in order to create a restaurant
· 10 members of staff would be employed (local)
· The closing hours would allow the premises to control orderly departures of people so that crowds would not gather on the street at the end of the night
· It was intended to create eight bedrooms ... view the full minutes text for item 4.