Agenda and draft minutes
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Apologies for absence
An apology for absence was received from Cllr Frank Wardle. Cllr Jordan Meade attended as his substitute.
To declare any interest Members may have in the applications being considered. When declaring an interest a Member must state what their interest is.
No declarations of interest were made.
The Licensing Panel were asked to consider an application for a review of the premises licence for Cricketers, 47 Arthur Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0PR
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and went through the process he intended to follow. He explained that once everyone had made their submissions and all questions had been answered, the hearing would close to all parties except for the Panel and the Committee Services Officer (for minutes writing purposes only) for the panel to consider their decision.
The Licensing Manager gave a brief overview of the application and background information to the Panel.
The Senior Environmental Heath Technician advised on 16 November 2021 the Licensing Authority received an application from Environmental Protection for a review of the premises licence in respect of Cricketers, 47 Arthur Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EB. The grounds for the review to the Panel were listed in full at 3.2 of the report.
During the consultation period the Council received one representation which could be found at appendix 5 to the report.
The Panel Members had their questions answered by the Senior Environmental Health Technician.
The Chair allowed the public representation witness, to outline her reasons of support for the review and her witness testimony to the Panel.
The Panel Members had their questions answered by the witness.
The Designated Premises Supervisor had his questions answered by the witness.
Following an exchange between the two parties, the Legal Advisor advised the Chair that the Panel should ignore any external allegations from the Premises and the witness that weren’t in relation to the breaches outlined in the report and the Panel should accept that both parties disagree with the allegations made and move on.
The Chair allowed the Designated Premises Supervisor, Mr Manik, to address the Panel and outline his reasons why his licence should not be amended.
The Panel Members had their questions answered by the Designated Premises Supervisor, Mr Manik:
The Chair allowed both parties to sum up their arguments to the Panel.
During the Senior Environmental Health Technicians summation, a brief video clip, dated 11:45 on 30 October 2021, was shown to the Panel which held evidence that the premises had breached its noise abatement notice.
The meeting adjourned at 11:24 to deliberate.
The meeting re-convened at 12:55pm.
The Chair advised that, in coming to their decision, the Panel had considered all of the information provided in the report by the Licensing Manager presented to the Licensing Panel; the evidence and testimony presented by all parties attending the hearing; the advice of the Council’s Legal Advisor; the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy; the statutory guidance of the Secretary of State and the licensing objectives.
Having considered all those matters and advice given, the Panel decided to:
· Disapply Section 177a of the licensing act 2003, and reinstate the regulation of live and recorded music together with all other regulated entertainment
· Amend ‘The ... view the full minutes text for item 38.