Caffi Llew Glas, 3
Plas y Goits, Stryd Fawr, Harlech, LL46
To grant the application in accordance with the
conditions set out by Snowdonia National Park planning application NP5/61/T2E
Representing the premises: Ms Harriet Brown
Respondents: Mr Dafydd
Thomas (Snowdonia National Park Planning Officer)
The Chair welcomed everyone
to the meeting. The Chair highlighted that all parties would be allowed up to
five minutes to make their representations.
The Licensing Department's Report
Submitted – the report of
the Licensing Manager giving details of the application for a premises licence
for a light refreshment café / bar with seating areas inside and outside the
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 response that had been
received during the consultation period. It was noted that Snowdonia National
Park Authority objected to the application because it was contrary to the
rights of planning application number NP5-61-T2E-DN but if the applicant were
to amend the hours to comply with the conditions of the application, it would
It was recommended that the Committee should approve
the application in accordance with the observations of Snowdonia National Park
Authority and the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and the following
reasons in particular:
In considering the application, the following
procedure was followed:-
Members of the
Sub-committee and the applicant were given an opportunity to ask questions to the
The applicant was invited
to expand on the application
Members of the
Sub-committee were given an opportunity to ask questions of the licensee.
The Licensing Manager was
given an opportunity to ask questions of the licensee.
consultees were given an opportunity to support any written observations
The Licensing Manager and
the applicant were given an opportunity to summarise their case
noted that the Harlech Community Council had not submitted their opinion and that
including photos of the property and/or photos of the square / street would
have been beneficial.
In response to a
question regarding the recommendation of the Licensing Unit, it was confirmed
that it recommended approving the application in accordance with the
observations of the Snowdonia National Park Authority, and not the observations
of Public Protection, as noted in the report.
Elaborating on the application, the applicant noted:
That she had a small, light
enterprise in mind
She would not venture with
anything bigger as it was difficult to recruit staff
Happy to amend the opening
hours to coincide with the planning application
In response to a question regarding how the applicant
intended to alleviate noise concerns in future, she noted that she had no
intention of holding entertainment or late evenings. She reiterated that her
father lived in the flat above and was critical of any noise! She also noted
that the staff had been trained to deal with unpleasant customers.
The consultees in attendance took the opportunity to
expand on the observations they had submitted by letter.
Mr Dafydd Thomas (Snowdonia National Park Planning
That the application had
been refused as it was contrary to planning conditions
Accepted that the applicant
had agreed to change the hours
If she wished to use the
outdoor area, there would be a need to submit a planning application to amend
Cllr Annwen Hughes (Local Member) - no observations
and had declared an interest as she was the Chair of the Snowdonia National
Cllr Gwynfor Owen (Local Member) - observations
submitted by e-mail outside the consultation period:
He apologised that he could
not be present
Supported the application
The owner had invested
heavily in this business along with the remainder of Llew
Glas square. The applicant is a business woman who
would create something with a special atmosphere in the centre of Harlech -
this application fitted neatly within those plans.
Believed that the applicant
would ensure that she complied with everything to ensure a successful business.
The applicant, the
respondents and the Licensing Manager withdrew from the meeting while the
Sub-committee members discussed the application
In reaching its decision,
the Sub-committee considered the applicant's application form along with
written comments submitted by interested parties, the Licensing Officer's
report, and the oral comments from each party at the hearing. The Council's
Licensing Policy was considered along with the Home Office guidelines.
All the considerations were
weighed up against the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003,
i. Prevention of crime and disorder
ii. Prevention of public nuisance
iii. Ensuring public safety
iv. Protection of children from harm.
Observations that were
irrelevant to these objectives were disregarded. All parties were thanked for
making representations on the application. The Sub-committee gave due
consideration to all the representations.
RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the conditions set out by Snowdonia National Park
planning application NP5/61/T2E