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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Lis Williams (North Wales Police) and Sharon Dysart (Local Consultee)
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
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To note any items that are a matter of urgency in the view of the Chairman for consideration.
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Red Lion, Porthmadog
To consider the above application
To approve the application subject to the inclusion of the conditions of the Operating Schedule
APPLICATION FOR PREMISES LICENCE – Red Lion, Porthmadog
On behalf of the premises: Darren Kelly (Applicant – Admiral Taverns Ltd)
Peter Ashcroft (Solicitor on behalf of Admiral Taverns Ltd)
Others invited: Ffion Muscroft - Environmental Health Officer
Cllr Nia Jeffreys - Local Member
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
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 giving details of the application to vary the premises licence for Red Lion, Porthmadog. The application was made in relation to changes to the interior plans of the public house, and to include an external area as a licensed area. It was reported that although the beer garden was already licensed, the application was made to extend the licensed area of the premises to include structures in the form of beach huts with alcohol ordered and served via a window in the rear of the premises.
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. It was noted that a recent planning application (C20/0076/44/LL) to provide five beach huts and a 'hatch' door to the main building had been approved in accordance with conditions that included:
· The use of the wooden huts hereby permitted (with the exception of the smoking shelters shown on the exisiting site plans) shall not be open to customers outside the following times 9:00 am to 21:00 pm in any one day.
· The new bar servery hatch shall be closed outside the following times 9:00 am to 21:00 pm in any one day.
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. It was noted that one objection had been received from a member of the public expressing concern regarding anti-social matters in terms of noise, public nuisance, sanitary issues and crime and disorder. The objection was supported with relevant up-to-date evidence which included short video clips, as well as screenshots showing the time and date. The Local Member expressed concerns about noise and public nuisance on behalf of neighbouring residents and the Environmental Health Service noted the need for the alcohol sales outside and the use of beach huts to cease at 21:00. The Town Council, the Police and the Fire and Rescue Service had no objections.
It was recommended that the Committee considered whether any additional precautions needed to be imposed on the licence's conditions, if it determined to approve the application in accordance with the observations of Public Protection and the requirements of the 2003 Licensing Act.
In considering the application, the following procedure was adhered to:-
· Members of the Sub-committee and the applicant were given the ... view the full minutes text for item 4.