Agenda and minutes

Reconvened meeting from 25 April 2022, Special Licensing Sub Committee
Tuesday, 3rd May, 2022 7.00 pm

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The Chair referred to the filming of meetings and this information was noted.




To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence. 



It being a special meeting of the Sub Committee, under Part Four, Section B, Paragraph 17, of the Council’s Constitution, no other business shall be considered at the meeting.


It being a special meeting of the Sub Committee, under Part Four, Section B, Paragraph 17, of the Council’s Constitution, no other business shall be considered at the meeting.




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There were no declarations of interest.



The Chair will explain the procedure that the Committee will follow for the hearing considered under the Licensing Act 2003.


The Chair provided a summary of the procedure for the meeting.



To consider an application for a new premises licence.

Additional documents:


Upon opening the meeting, the Licensing Team Leader, Ms Daliah Barrett, informed the Sub-Committee that additional evidence had been submitted by the applicant’s representative, Mr David Dadds. Additional evidence had also been submitted by a resident, Ms Joyce Adams. The Sub-Committee asked all parties if they objected to the additional evidence that had been submitted to be made part of the hearing.

The applicant’s representative, Mr David Dadds, stated that he objected to the video evidence that had been submitted by the resident as it had not been submitted in advance and he had not had time to deal with any issues raised in order to address it.

Ms Joyce Adams, resident, stated that the additional evidence (video footage) that had been collected had only been taken in the past weekend and had been sent immediately after it had been taken. Therefore, the evidence could not be submitted any earlier.

In relation to the evidence submitted by the applicant, Mr Dadds stated that the evidence provided by the applicant related to another premises in the area and not related to the premises being considered at the hearing. Therefore, admittance of the evidence was not prejudiced. 

Mr Mark Bloom, resident, stated that he wished to object to the evidence submitted by the applicant being made part of hearing as not enough time had been provided to consider the evidence and it was unfair for Sub-Committee to decide not to allow evidence submitted by residents but allow evidence submitted by the applicant to be made part of the hearing.

Mr Colm Quinn, resident, stated that the additional evidence provided by the applicant did not negate the continuous noise and disturbance emanating from the applicant’s premises.

At 7:15pm, the Sub-Committee decided to adjourn in order to consider the submissions made. The meeting reconvened at 7:26pm.

The Sub-Committee stated that there had been late submissions and objections had been submitted on both sides. The Sub-Committee decided not to admit any of the late submissions as part of the hearing, but noted that parties could speak in relation to the evidence and so could make verbal representations regarding the evidence.

Presentation by the Licensing Officer

Ms Daliah Barrett, Licensing Team Leader, informed the Sub-Committee that:

·      This was an application for a new premises licence.

·      The application sought regulated entertainment, live music and recorded music Sunday to Thursday 11:00 – 00:00. Friday to Saturday 11:00 – 02:00.

·      Late night refreshment was sought Sunday -Thursday 23:00– 00:00 and on Fridays and  Saturdays from 23:00 to 02:00.

·      The supply of alcohol was sought from Sunday to Thursday 11:00 to 00:00 and Fridays and Saturday 01:00 to 02:00. The sale of alcohol would be for consumption both on and off the premises.

·      The premises would be open to the public Sunday to Thursday 11:00 to 00:30 and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 to 02:30.

·      There were seasonal and bank holiday based variations. 

·      The applicant sought a licence less restrictive than the one he had inherited from  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.