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Aber Falls Distillery, Station Road, Abergwyngregyn
To consider the above application
To approve the application
On behalf of the premises: Christopher James Wright (Applicant)
Others invited: Ffion Muscroft – Environmental Health Officer
Joan Underwood, Nicolette Whiting and Ann Pennell (Local Consultees)
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
The Chair highlighted that each party had the right to up to five minutes to present their observations
a) The Licensing Department's Report
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager giving details of the application to vary a premises licence for Aber Falls Distillery, Station Road, Abergwyngregyn. The application was made in relation to the sale of alcohol on and off the premises, film showings, live and recorded music, dance performances and the provision of late night refreshments.
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 the responses received during the consultation period, and it was noted that neither the Police nor the Fire Service had objections. 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 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/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
c) In expanding on the application, the applicant noted that he was happy with what had been presented.
He added the following observations:
· He intended to collaborate with the community
· The application did not relate to a bar, but rather to a Bistro, with alcohol served solely with food. The Bistro would include a seating area for up to 35 people
· Special events for marketing / promoting local foods and produce would be held in the Visitor Centre - these would be invitation-only events
· The Visitor Centre would be a platform to showcase local produce
· Stringent rules and operational guidelines were in place to control the numbers in the production area
· The use of a temporary event notice would be appropriate for special events
· The intention was not an entertainment venue, but rather a food and drinks centre
ch) The consultees in attendance took the opportunity ... view the full minutes text for item 4.