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Apologies were received from Mr Adrian Roberts (Local Resident)
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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Convenience Store at Brook House, High Street, Llanberis LL55 4SU
To consider the above application
To approve the application in accordance with requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.
The sale of alcohol 08:00 – 23:00 daily. No additional hours after 23:00
Incorporate the matters prescribed in the Operators Schedule (Part M) of the application as conditions on the license.
Incorporate the conditions recommended by the Police as conditions to the license.
Note: Ensure compliance with Fire Service requirements before opening
APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE – Convenience Store, Brook House, High Street, Llanberis, LL55 4SU.
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 a new business venture in a property that was currently empty. It was explained that the proposal was to improve the building for the purpose of a convenience store, selling a variety of goods including alcohol.
Reference was made to the standard proposed opening times to sell alcohol off the premises from 06:00 in the morning until 23:00 every day of the week; although an intention was noted as a non-standard time to sell alcohol from the shop from 06:00 to 2:00 the following day, every day from 1 April for 6 months of the year until 30 September. Reference was made to correspondence that had been received from the applicant's representative noting the intention to reduce the hours of selling alcohol from 06:00 to 23:00 (until 00:00 between 1 April and 30 September), which would address some of the concerns.
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 relevant regulations. Reference was made to the measures 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 objections to the application had been received from a member of the public, the Community Council and the Local Member making reference to concerns in relation to the Licensing Objectives of preventing Crime and Disorder, Public Nuisance, Public Safety and Protecting children from harm. It was highlighted that North Wales Police questioned the significant extended hours for selling alcohol for half the year as non-standard hours on the application and the Fire Service noted that it wouldn't be possible to assess compliance with fire provision requirements as there was insufficient information on the ownership of the site.
Despite the offer from the applicant's representative to reduce the non-standard hours, it was recommended that the Committee request full clarity regarding the non-standard hours of the application, the observations of the Police and the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.
b) In considering the application, the following procedure was followed:-
· Members of the Sub-committee were given an opportunity to ask questions of the Council’s representative.
· At the Chair’s discretion, the applicant or his representative may ask questions to the Council’s representative.
· The applicant and / or his representative were invited to expand on the application and to call witnesses.
· Members of the sub-committee were given the opportunity to ask questions of the applicant and / ... view the full minutes text for item 4.