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Determination of an application for a variation of a Club Premises Certificate GMCPC/08/0001, Istead Rise Community Centre, Worcester Close, Istead Rise, Kent DA13 9LB. pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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The Licensing Panel were asked to determine an application to vary a Club Premises Certificate granted under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the premises known as Istead Rise Community Centre, at Worcester Close, Istead Rise, Kent DA13 9LB


The Senior Licensing Officer gave a brief overview of the current Club Premises Certificate and the Community Centre with background information to the Panel.


On 21 May 2019 an application to vary the Club Premises Certificate was received by the Licensing Section from the Istead Rise Community Association. The application was to extend the hours for live music, recorded music and supply of alcohol on Friday and Saturday nights to 01.00.


The Licensing Team received an objection to the application in respect of the Istead Rise Community Centre, Worcester Close, Istead Rise, Kent DA13 9LB on 17 June 2019. 


Environmental Protection raised a formal objection on the basis of undermining the Prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objective. This was due to the close proximity to houses (50m away), nature and location of the club as the Service was concerned that there could be considerable disturbance due to the late hour to the residents by the live/recorded music, people congregating outside the centre and the dispersal of the people via the no through road (Worcester Close).


The Committee were made aware that the property had planning conditions attached to it listed below:


·         No activity shall take place in the extension to the premises between the hours of 11.30pm on Saturday and 7.00am on the following day nor on any other day between 11.00p.m and 7.00am the following day


The applicant addressed the Panel arguing the reasons as to why the variation to the club premises certificate should be granted.


Cllr Pearton suggested that a rule be created in which the Members children are asked to stay inside the premises from a designated time.


The Senior Environmental Health Officer addressed the Panel and explained her objection to the application as well as running through her presented evidence; the Environmental Protection Team proposed the amended conditions for Friday and Saturday Evenings only:


·         Live Music until 23:00

·         Recorded Music extended to 00:00

·         Supply of alcohol extended to 00:30

·         Opening Hours extended to 00:30


The objector addressed the Panel arguing the reasons as to why the variation to the club premises certificate should be denied.


Once members had their questions answered the Panel adjourned to consider its decision.




Before the Chair announced the Panel’s decision, he implored that both parties communicate with each other in the future as residents and the Community Association should work together in cohesion for the benefit of the Community.  


The Chair advised that, in coming to their decision, the Panel considered all the evidence presented by both parties at the hearing, the possible effect to residents and the local area,  the licensing objective of preventing nuisance, the applicant and objectors verbal addressing’s to the panel, the formal objection and evidence put forward by the Senior Environmental Health Officer.


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