Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Jenny Martin  Email: jenny.martin@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

85.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for the meeting were received from Councillors G McCrum and D Brocklehurst.

86.

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26 March 2024 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

87.

Declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable and non registrable interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interest in respect of matters contained in the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests.

 

88.

Public participation

Minutes:

There was no public participation.

89.

EXPIRY OF WHALLEY CUMULATIVE IMPACT ASSESSMENT pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of the Chief Executive enclosed

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report informing Committee of the expiry of the Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) in respect of the Whalley and Painter Wood Ward on 30 April 2025, and to seek Committee’s approval for review of the CIA.

 

The Council’s Solicitor advised Members as to the background to the CIA being introduced, the reasons for its implementation and the implications for those applying for new premises licences or variation of existing licences which fall within its remit.  The Whalley CIA was last renewed in 2022 and is effective for a three year period.  The Council’s Solicitor advised that there was quite a lengthy process involved in order to determine whether the CIA should be renewed and the report identified the steps that need to be followed.  It was proposed that enquiries and informal consultations should take place at this time.

 

Councillor M Hindle was granted permission to speak and spoke in support of the CIA being renewed.

 

Concerns were raised with regards to a few establishments within Whalley, the behaviour of some of their patrons and the impact this is having upon local residents.  The Council’s Solicitor did clarify that the CIA is a tool relevant only to applications being made.  If concerns are raised in relation to specific licensed premises, the appropriate course of action would be to seek a review of their licence.  The CIA is not a ground  that is considered in determining whether to revoke a premises licence.

 

RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:

 

1.     Authorise the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to make enquiries of the responsible authorities to assess whether there is sufficient evidence to support a cumulative impact policy for the Whalley Ward and the area to which the policy would relate.

 

2.     Consult informally with licensees in the Whalley Ward, the Parish Council and community groups.

 

3.     Report back to Committee with recommendations based on the responses received.

 

90.

Appointment of Working Groups pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Chief Executive enclosed

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report seeking Committee’s views on whether there was a need for any working groups under the remit of this Committee.

 

RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:

 

Approve that there is currently no need for a working group under the remit of the Licensing committee.

91.

Minutes of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes of Sub-Committee on 17 May 2024

Minutes:

The minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 17 May 2024 were noted.

92.

Reports from representatives on outside bodies

There are no items under this heading

Minutes:

There were no reports from representatives on outside bodies.

93.

Exclusion of Press and Public

Minutes:

There were no items under this heading.