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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Lis Williams (North Wales Police) and Carol Turner (neighbouring resident)
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
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Black Sheep, Lon Pont Forgan , Abersoch
To consider the above application
To grant the application
Representing the premises:
Ms Heidi McKinnell (applicant)
Mr Dylan Evans (applicant’s representative)
Mike Parry on behalf of Grahame and Les Oddy
Einir Wyn - Community Council Clerk
Local Member: Councillor Dewi Roberts
Public Protection Department: Moira Duell Parry (Environmental Health Officer)
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 for a premises licence for Black Sheep, 1 Lôn Pont Morgan, Abersoch. The application was made in relation to the sale of alcohol, provision of late night refreshments and recorded music, and all provided 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 several objections had been received from nearby residents and concerns had been submitted from Llanengan Community Council and the Local Member.
The objections referred to each of the licensing objectives. It was suggested that crime and disorder matters derived from anti-social behaviour; an increase in litter and noise as a result of the proposed hours; the premises was near a busy road, lack of pavement and the lack of parking disregarded public safety.
It was reported that no agreement had been reached between the applicant and the Public Protection Department, in terms of a compromise to reduce the external use hours of the premises regarding recorded music and alcohol provision, in line with other similar premises in the village. It was highlighted that the applicant had amended the application to address concerns regarding use of the external area of the premises for customers, with alcohol and recorded music up to 21:00 rather than 23:00. However, the Department continued to object the application on the grounds that this was a residential area and similar businesses with outdoor areas had limited their hours in other parts of the village.
It was recommended that the Committee refused the application in accordance with what had been highlighted in the consultation, 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 ... view the full minutes text for item 4.