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Elevenses Distillery Ltd, Neuadd y Faenol, Parc y Faenol, Bangor,
Gwynedd LL57 4BP
To consider the above application
To approve the application
Mr Jake Davies (applicant)
Mr Simon Bromley (North Wales Fire and Rescue Service)
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
a) The Licensing Department's Report
Submitted – the report of the Licensing Manager giving details of the application for a premises licence for Elevenses Distillery Ltd, Vaynol Hall, Vaynol Park, Gwynedd for a small family distillery. The application was made in relation to playing live music and the sale of alcohol 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 no objection had been received to the application but that North Wales Police and the Public Protection Service (Cyngor Gwynedd) had recommended conditions / observations. North Wales Police recommended to include CCTV conditions on the licence as well as ensuring that staff received training in relation to all aspects of the Licensing Act. The Public Protection Service highlighted the concern regarding lack of information on holding events and on prevention of public nuisance plans.
It was confirmed that the applicant had noted a limit of 5 events a year
It was recommended that the Committee should approve the application 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 to the Licensing Manager
· The applicant was invited to expand on the application
· Consultees were given an opportunity to present their observations
· The licence holder 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 consultees
Elaborating on the application, the applicant noted:
· That he was happy with the Police's conditions and that some were already operational
· That he accepted the Environment Department's observations
· That there was an intention to hold an opening evening in April 2023 - the evening would be invite-only for people over 18 (mainly family and friends)
· Porta-loos would be provided for the event
· With the collaboration of the owner of the Vaynol, it would be possible to provide sufficient parking spaces for the events
In response to an observation regarding if the licence was allowed there would be opportunity to hold more than one event and therefore specific arrangement were needed, the applicant confirmed that there would be specific arrangements for visitors - toilets and sufficient ... view the full minutes text for item 4.