Venue: Siambr y Cyngor, Council Offices, Cae Penarlâg, Dolgellau, LL40 2YB. View directions
Contact: Lowri Haf Evans 01286 679 878
To receive any apologies for absence.
An apology had been received from The Fire Authority and Councillor Annwen Hughes.
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.
SNOWDONIA OUTDOOR FESTIVAL GWERNHEFIN FARM, LLANYCIL, BALA
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 Brian Welts (CTM Brand Events), Mr Will Johnson (CTM Brand Events) and Ms Nicola Meadley (Brand Event Ltd)
Others invited: Mr Ian Williams (North Wales Police)
Mr Euron Thomas (Senior Environmental Health Officer, Public Protection - Gwynedd Council)
Councillor Elwyn Edwards - Local Member
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager giving details of the application for a premises licence for Snowdonia Outdoor Festival, Gwern Hefin Farm, Llanycil, Bala, from Brand Events TM Limited, 4, Vencourt Place, London.
The application was in respect of the supply of alcohol, recorded music, live music, the performance of dance, the showing of films and dramas, any other entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was highlighted that the festival would be held on the premises annually over one weekend should the licence be approved.
Attention was drawn to the proposed hours in the report. It was noted that the Officers of the Licensing Authority had sufficient evidence that the application had been 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 had been received during the consultation period.
It was noted that five letters / e-mails had been received objecting to the application on the basis of preventing public nuisance and public safety. Attention was drawn to the comments and recommendations presented by the Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Snowdonia National Park Planning Authority, Gwynedd Council's Environmental Health Officer and Gwynedd Council's Food, Health and Safety Unit's Officer.
It was reiterated that the organisers had been in contact with the respondents to try to resolve the concerns and it was noted that the live music would end at 22:30; that a security fence would surround the site with supervision to ensure that anyone attending the festival would not trespass on nearby property. It was highlighted that since the report had been published, four out of five of the objectors had officially withdrawn their comments following reconciliation discussions with the applicant.
It was confirmed that the Heath and Safety Officer was satisfied that the Events Management Plan had been completed and the Senior Environmental Health Officer added that a number of discussions had taken place on noise matters and an appropriate noise conditions contract had been included in the application.
The Chairman noted that the report was comprehensive and everyone was thanked for working together to resolve the concerns. In response to a comment about why Rhiwlas Fields were not available for the event (a site which was accustomed to holding large events), the Local Member highlighted that the fields were not available due to a change in agricultural methods.
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