Venue: Committee Room 2, Council Offices, Cae Penarlâg, Dolgellau, Gwynedd. LL40 2YB. View directions
Contact: Lowri Haf Evans 01286 679878
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Ty Beechwood, Bridge Road, Dolgellau
To consider the above application
BEECHWOOD HOUSE, BRIDGE STREET, DOLGELLAU
On behalf of the premises: Dean Hawkins (Applicant)
Llinos Rowlands (Pubwatch Scheme / Owner of Dylanwad Da)
Others invited: Ian Williams (Anglesey and Gwynedd Licensing Co-ordinator, North Wales Police)
Lis Williams (North Wales Police)
Mark Mortimer (Public Protection Enforcement Officer)
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. Lis Williams was welcomed as the new North Wales Police representative as Mr Ian Williams would be retiring from the Police. Mr Williams was thanked for his services and support and was wished a healthy and happy retirement.
The Chair highlighted that each party had the right to up to ten minutes to present their observations
a) The Licensing Department's Report
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager detailing the application for a premises licence for Beechwood House, Bridge Street, Dolgellau. The application was being made in relation to a premises licence for a licensed shop and bar, by transforming the lower floor. It was intended to sell alcohol off the premises.
Attention was drawn to the details of the licensed activities and the proposed hours in the report. It was noted that since the report had been published, the applicant had agreed to a reduction in the hours, and therefore the application was being considered as an amended application. It was noted that the 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 that had been recommended by the applicant to promote the licensing objectives, and it was highlighted that these measures would be included on the licence. Attention was drawn to one objection that had been received during the consultation period, raising concerns about anti-social matters in relation to noise, customers smoking outside and other sanitary issues behind the premises.
The Police and the Fire and Rescue Service had no objections to the application, but the Police submitted observations in relation to CCTV. The applicant also agreed to the Public Protection Department's conditions regarding a compromise to the opening hours.
b) In considering the application, the following procedure was adhered to:-
· 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 present their observations.
· The licensee, or his/her 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 consultee
In expanding on the application, the applicant noted that he was happy with what had been presented.
He added the following observations:
· The non-standard times would be for special events e.g. Sesiwn Fawr
· He accepted the conditions proposed by the Public Protection Department and was willing to reduce the opening hours
· It was intended to establish a high quality bar and somewhere ... view the full minutes text for item 4.