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Contact: Lowri Haf Evans 01286 679878
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Lis Williams (North Wales Police) and Jonathan Evans (local consultee)
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.
Abersoch Diner, High Street, Abersoch
To consider the above application
To approve the application.
On behalf of the premises: Gavin Hancock (Applicant)
Others invited: Moira Duell-Parry – Environmental Health Officer
Cllr Dewi Roberts (Local Member)
Patricia Meyrick, Einir Wyn, Mary Marsden, Terry Evans, Paul Evans, Donna Jones and Cherry Steele (Local consultees)
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
The Chair highlighted that all parties would be allowed up to 5 minutes to make their representations.
a) The Licensing Department's Report
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager giving details of the application to vary the premises licence for Abersoch Diner, High Street, Abersoch. The application was made in relation to extending the opening hours, hours of the sale of alcohol on the premises and providing recorded music on the premises.
Attention was drawn to the details of the licenseable activities and the proposed hours in the report. It was highlighted that the applicant, after receiving comments and conditions from the Public Protection Department and several objections to the application, had agreed to compromise and not use the outdoor area after 6:00pm, and agreed that windows and doors shall be closed when music is playing (to be played at background noise level only). 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. The officer drew attention to the responses received during the consultation period, and noted that neither the Police nor the Fire Service had objections.
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
b) In expanding on the application, the applicant noted that he was happy with what had been presented.
He added the following observations:
· He had agreed on a compromise following discussions
· He had agreed not to use the outdoor area after 6:00pm
· He was aware that the conditions would be included on the licence should it be granted
· That he needed these licence variances to be able to compete with similar businesses on Abersoch High Street
In response to questions from the sub-committee, he noted that the boundary wall was some 10 - 15m from the nearby property and he had not received complaints about litter and noise in the past.
ch) The consultees in attendance took the opportunity to expand on their objections to approving the licence and reiterated observations that were submitted by letter. ... view the full minutes text for item 4.