Agenda and draft minutes
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Apologies for absence
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Declarations of Interest
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The Licensing Panel was asked to determine an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the premises known as McDonalds, Within Asda, Thamesway, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DG.
The Licensing Officer gave a brief overview of the application for the Premise Licence with background information to the Panel.
On 29 July 2019 an application was received from McDonalds Restaurant Ltd for the grant of a premises licence under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the premises located in the Asda Store on Thames Way, Gravesend.
The application was for late night refreshment between the following times:
· Monday to Sunday 23:00 to 05.00
There have been no representations received from responsible authorities or from members of the public. However, on 22 August 2019 a representation was received from Councillor Baljit Hayre objecting to the application due to the below licensing objectives:
· Prevention of Crime and Disorder
· Public Safety
· Prevention of Public Nuisance
Cllr Baljit Hayes full objection to the application can be seen attached at Appendix 3 to the report.
Kent Police and Environmental Heath were pro-actively consulted with before the application was submitted and their concerns were addressed; additional conditions were agreed to be added to the Licence.
The applicant and his representative addressed the Panel arguing the reasons as to why the Premises Licence should be granted.
Cllr Baljit Hayre addressed the Panel and explained his objection to the application.
Both parties asked questions of each other and gave a summary to the Panel of their main points.
Once members had their questions answered the Panel adjourned to consider its decision.
The Chair advised that, in coming to their decision, the Panel considered all the evidence presented by both parties at the hearing, that there were no formal objections from any members of the public, that the Kent Police extra conditions had been accepted and added to the Premises Licence, the applicants verbal addressing to the board and the formal objection by Cllr Hayre.
Having considered all those matters, the Panel granted the Premises Licence in accordance with the conditions stated in the operating schedule and those agreed with Kent Police.
The Chair reminded both parties that the Licence can still be called in for review by Cllr Hayre, the Police, Environmental Health and residents if they felt any licence conditions were breached.