Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

The two shop owner objectors gave apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

 

3.

Consideration of an application for a new premises licence for Agishaan Mini Market, 2a Hermitage Road, Higham, Rochester, Kent, ME3 7DA pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Panel were asked to consider an application for a new premises licence for Agishaan Mini Market, 2a Hermitage Road, Higham, Rochester, Kent, ME3 7DA.

 

The applicant’s original application sought the following licensable hours for sale of alcohol, off sales only:

 

  • Monday to Saturday 05:30 to 23:00

 

  • Sunday 06:00 to 22:00

 

During the 28 day consultation period, representations were received from Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Kent Police and two local shop owners. 

 

Following a request from Environmental Health to amend their operating schedule the applicant agreed to the below amendments for sale of alcohol licensable hours:

 

  • Monday to Saturday 06:30 to 23:00

 

  • Sunday 07:30 to 22:00

 

The applicant agreed to amend the operating schedule to include conditions which were proposed by Kent Police; those conditions could be found at appendix three.

 

The applicant agreed to amend the operating schedule to include conditions which were proposed by Trading Standards; those conditions could be found at appendix four.

 

The two objections in relation to public nuisance from two members of the public could be found at appendix five.

 

The Applicant’s Agent addressed the Panel and summarised why the applicant should be granted the new premise licence and addressed each objection which had been presented to the Panel in turn.

 

The Chair opened the Panel to allow questions from Councillors; the below responses were received from the Applicant’s Agent: 

  • All staff, both permanent and temporary, will receive training on selling alcohol to customers and a register of the training given to staff would be kept by the applicant
  • The premise operated a 25 age check verification policy and all staff selling alcohol will be over the age of eighteen
  • There was a window opposite where the alcohol would be placed in the premises

 

The Panel suggested that the applicant use a poster to cover the window opposite where the alcohol would be placed in the premises so that it was not visible from outside the premises.

 

The premises requested that the premises only sell alcohol on Christmas Day during Sunday trading hours (07:30-22:00 hours)

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:10am to deliberate.

 

The meeting re-convened at 10:22am.  

 

Determination

 

The Chair advised that, in coming to their decision, the Panel had considered all of the information provided in the report by the Licensing Assistant; the evidence and testimony presented by all parties attending the Panel; the advice of the Panel’s Legal Advisor; the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy; the statutory guidance of the Secretary of State and the promotion of the four licensing objectives.

 

Having considered all those matters and advice given, the Panel decided to grant the application for a new premises licence using the operating hours agreed with Environmental Health and with the conditions agreed by Kent Police and Trading Standards:

 

1.    The licensable hours for sale by retail of alcohol, off sales only

 

  • Monday to Saturday 06:30 to 23:00

 

  • Sunday 07:30 to 22:00

 

2.    The premises would operate Sunday trading hours for sale of alcohol on Christmas Day

 

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