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An apology was received from Councillor Kevin Morris Jones (Local Member)
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
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Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis
To consider the above application
On behalf of the premises: Mr Chris Jones
a) The report and recommendation of the Licensing Department.
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager giving details of the application for a premises licence for Snowdown Mountain Railway
Attention was drawn to the details of the licensed activities and the proposed hours in the report. It was noted that Licensing Authority officers 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 the measures recommended by the applicant to promote the licensing objectives along with the responses received during the consultation period.
It was noted that three letters had been received objecting to the application due to concerns that the proposed licensed activities would undermine two of the licensing objectives - ensuring public safety and preventing public nuisance. In response to the objections, it was highlighted that a mediation meeting had been held on 20 February 2019 so that the objectors could discuss their concerns with the applicant. Consequently, the applicant agreed to a substantial compromise, by proposing changes and accepting new conditions on the application. It was reported that the objectors had now accepted the application and that it was being presented to the Sub-committee in order to confirm these changes formally.
In considering the application, the following procedure was followed:
· Members of the Sub-committee and the applicant were given the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager.
· The applicant was invited to expand on the application.
· Consultees were given an opportunity to present 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.
RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the amended conditions
1. It was agreed to restrict the hours of alcohol sales at the Trading Post from 09:00 to 18:00.
2. It was agreed to only sell 'specialist' bottles of beer and spirits at the Trading Post.
3. It was agreed to sell alcohol for consumption off the Trading Post premises only.
4. No recorded music to be played from the Trading Post or the Car Park at any time.
5. Hours of licensed activities and proposed conditions to remain the same as the original application for the Llanberis Station Cafe and Gift Shop.
In reaching their decision, the Sub-committee considered the application form along with written comments submitted by interested parties, the Licensing Officer's report, and verbal comments from the applicant's representative at the hearing. The Council's Licensing Policy and the Home Office guidelines were also considered. All considerations were weighed up against the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003, namely:
i. Crime and Disorder prevention
ii. Public nuisance prevention
iii. Ensuring public safety
iv. Protection of children from harm
Specific consideration was given to the three letters received from nearby ... view the full minutes text for item 4.