Agenda and minutes
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Appointment of Chair for this meeting
In accordance with the terms of reference of the Licensing Committee, the Chief Legal Officer invited nominations for the appointment of Chair for the duration of the meeting. Councillor Roberts moved that Councillor Street should take the Chair. This was seconded by Councillor Charman.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that Councillor Street be appointed as Chair for the duration of the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2016 be approved and signed by the Chair as a true record.
Declarations of Interest
Notification of any additional urgent items
- Enc. 1 for Application for Premise Licence - Yella Shop , item 55. PDF 611 KB
- Enc. 1 for Application for Premise Licence - Yella Shop , item 55. PDF 234 KB
- Representations , item 55. PDF 2 MB
Members of the Committee, Officers, the agent, manager of Yella Shop introduced themselves. Councillor Street set out the procedure that the Sub-Committee would adopt (in accordance with Standard Practice).
The Licensing Manager, Bob Brown, presented the report of the Assistant Director of Environment and Place in respect of an application made on 4 April 2016 under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for a new Premises Licence at Yella Shop, 34 Kings Road, St. Leonards on Sea, as a result of fourteen representations received. Mr Brown, Licensing Manager, presented the report.
The premises is operating as a convenience store, and the application as originally submitted was to have supply of alcohol for off sales on Monday to Saturday from 08.00hrs to 23.00hrs and Sunday from 10.00hrs to 23.00hrs and to have opening hours of the premises, Monday to Sunday from 06.00hrs to 23.00hrs.
Following agenda publication, the following supplementary information was received from Arka Licensing (agent for applicant):-
Date received: 22 May 2016 – Email received from Arka Licensing stating: ‘The applicant has considered the representations received. He has decided to address those concerns with the following additional conditions to be added as part of the operating schedule:-
1. No Spirits shall be sold at the premises in bottles of less than 35cl.
2. Alcohol products labelling. All products sold at the premises shall be marked with a label or marker pen clearly stating the name of the premises.
3. Spirits will only be displayed behind the till counter and will not be directly accessible to members of the public.
4. Alcohol will be fully covered with no visibility to public outside the alcohol licensing hours.
5. The Change of licensing hours to 09.00 to 21.00 hours’.
Date received: 26 May 2016 – Email received from Arka Licensing containing duplicate letters individually signed and addressed in support of the proposal and a petition containing 93 signatories submitted by the Yella Shop, requesting the support from customers, neighbours and interested parties.
Date received: 31 May 2016 – Email received from Arka Licensing: Letter dated 25 May 2016 containing a statement from Mr Navarajah Navapalan, owner of The Promenade Super Shop, 5 Eversfield Place, St. Leonards on Sea, confirming Mr Anton Thervarasa was employed by them between 01/12/2013 and 31/12/2015.
The committee administrator confirmed the supplementary information was published on the council’s website in addition to the agenda. Members confirmed they had received and read the supplementary information.
The premises was located within area 3 (Central St Leonards) of the Council’s Special Saturation Policy (Cumulative Impact). During the 28 day statutory consultation period, a representation against the application had been received from Chief Inspector Paul Phelps, Hastings & Rother District Commander and a witness statement from Sergeant Christopher Varrall, Officer for St. Leonards neighbourhood policing team. A representation had also been received from Trevor Scrase, Senior Licencing Officer at Hastings Borough Council and also the local ward members, Councillors T Webb and T Dowling. Eleven representations from local interested parties ... view the full minutes text for item 55.
Additional urgent items (if any)