Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

9.

Apologies and re-constitution of the Committee membership

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

10.

Declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable and non registrable interests

Minutes:

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

11.

The Nab Lab, 35B King Street, Whalley, BB7 9SP pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee met to consider the application by the Nab Lab, 35B King Street, Whalley BB7 9SP for a Premises Licence.  The Sub-Committee considered the contents of the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services and its appendices.

 

The Sub-Committee Chair introduced the premises licence application.  The Council’s Solicitor then outlined the options available to Members and highlighted that due to the Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) for Whalley, the onus was on the Applicant to show that the licensing objectives were not going to be undermined.  The Sub-Committee was reminded of the written representations received along with the additional information from the Parish Council with regard to crime figures.

 

Mr Horner made verbal representations to the Sub-Committee on the applicant’s behalf.  The business model proposed was for a gin school with the intention of educating people on botanicals to flavour gin spirits.  It was asserted that the applicant’s knowledge was at the core of the service.  Attendees would pay a one-off fee for a two-hour class which would cater for a maximum of twelve patrons at a time. During the class, attendees would sample small amounts of flavoured gin and they would take home a 70cl bottle at the end.  It was anticipated that the attendees would be of an older demographic. 

 

Mr Horner referred in his submissions to the Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) for Whalley, and asserted that the applicant was able to show that the licensing objectives were not going to be undermined.

 

The Sub-Committee were reminded that there had been no formal representations made from responsible authorities.  The applicant had contacted local police officers and they had raised no concerns with regards to the applicant’s proposals.  It was highlighted that a similar business was in operation in Darwen and no concerns had arisen with this. CCTV would also be installed at the premises.

 

It was clarified that, whilst the application had been made to sell alcohol from 9am until 9pm, it was not the applicant’s intention to open throughout this entire time period.  This merely enabled potential attendees a wider range of options for booking their classes.  The applicant sought to run approximately four courses per week, although it was acknowledged that this may increase in the future.

 

The Sub-Committee were informed that alcohol would only be sold during or immediately after the classes and people would not be able to walk in off the street and purchase alcohol.

 

With regards to parking, it was noted that the business’s website would encourage attendees to be transported to/from the venue and the only parking endorsed being on Accrington Road.

 

Mr Horner summarised that the Nab Lab was a niche business which would be run by a responsible person and there was no intention of undermining the location or the environment in which it was situated.

 

The applicant then provided the Sub-Committee with details of her own personal background and confirmed that she sought to enhance the community with her business.

 

The applicant then answered questions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

Minutes:

That by virtue of the next item of business being exempt information under paragraph 1 of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 that press and public be now excluded from the meeting.

13.

Licensing Hearing - Taxi

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report from the Head of Legal and Democratic Services requesting that they determine whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a private hire driver’s licence. The applicant attended the hearing and made verbal submissions to the Committee and responded to questions from the Sub-Committee.

 

The Sub-committee, having considered all the submissions, written and verbal, the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the Council’s Statement of Policy and Guidelines on Relevant Convictions (“the Policy”), and the Council’s Policy for Licensing of Hackney Carriage Drivers and Vehicles, Private Hire Operators, Drivers and Vehicles, determined in the particular circumstances that the application should be refused.  They did not consider that the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a private hire driver’s licence.

 

14.

Licensing Hearing - Taxi

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report from the Head of Legal and Democratic Services requesting that they determine whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a private hire driver’s licence. The applicant attended the hearing along with a family member and made verbal submissions. He then answered questions put to him by the Sub-Committee.

 

The Sub-Committee, having considered all the submissions, written and verbal, the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the Council’s Statement of Policy and Guidelines on Relevant Convictions (“the Policy”), and the Council’s Policy for Licensing of Hackney Carriage Drivers and Vehicles, Private Hire Operators, Drivers and Vehicles, determined in the particular circumstances that the application should be refused.  They did not consider that the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a private hire driver’s licence.