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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Councillor Anwen Daniels, who also declared an interest as her husband worked for Llechwedd company.
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.
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Plas Weunydd Hotel, Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB
To consider the above application
To grant the application
Representing the premises:
Mr Michael Bewick Gwesty Plas Weunydd, Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Mark Mortimer - Environmental Health Officer
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. The Chair highlighted that each party would be allowed up to ten minutes to make their observations
a) The Licensing Department's Report
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager giving details of the application for a premises licence for Gwesty Plas Weunydd, Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog. The application was made in relation to the sale of alcohol, live music on the premises, and recorded music on and off 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. 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 that had been received during the consultation period. It was noted that observations had been received from the Police and the Public Protection Department, and that the applicant had already agreed to a compromise in relation to the proposed conditions:
· It had been agreed to curtail the hours of playing music off the premises at 9p.m.
· A temporary event notice would be submitted if it was intended to hold an event after 11p.m.
· No bottle or recycling bins to be emptied after 9.30p.m.
· To undertake a risk assessment and to employ door supervisors if this was deemed necessary by the risk assessment, or at any other time at the Police's request and agreement.
It was recommended that the Committee approved the application in accordance with what was agreed with the Public Protection Department and the Police and in accordance with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.
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 Police were invited to expand on the application
· Members of the Sub-committee were given an opportunity to ask questions of the Police
· The licence holder, or their representative, was invited to respond to the observations
· Consultees were given an opportunity to present their observations
· Members of the Sub-committee were given an opportunity to ask questions of the licence holder and consultees
b) Elaborating on the application, the applicant noted:
· The historic building had now been converted into a luxury hotel
· It was hoped that the site would be part of a future World Heritage Site
· There was an increase in the number of visitors to the area – the hotel was responding to demand
· It was intended to provide a high value and high quality service to visitors
· The hotel would create jobs in the area
· They intended to be good neighbours and to collaborate with the community – a safe ... view the full minutes text for item 4.