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Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

2.

Application No. 16/01035/LQN - Goring and Streatley Golf Club pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Proposal:     Application to vary a premises license

Location:      Goring and Streatley Golf Club

                        Rectory Road

                        Streatley

                        RG8 9QA

Applicant:     Goring and Streatley Golf Club

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report (Agenda Item 2(1)) concerning Licensing Application 16/01035/LQN in respect of an application to vary a premises licence at Goring and Streatley Gold Club, Rectory Road, Streatley, RG8 9QA.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Emilia Matheou (Licensing Officer, West Berkshire Council), Mr. Martin Hucklesby and Mr. David Athey (Applicants), and Mr. Patrick Walsh, Mrs. Gaye Walsh and Dr. Nicola Swan (Objectors) addressed the Sub-Committee on this application.

It was noted that all parties would have ten minutes in which to address the Sub-Committee.

Ms Matheou, in addressing the Sub-Committee, raised the following points:

·           The application to vary the premises licence under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 was made by Goring and Streatley Golf Club on 13th July 2016;

·           Interested parties had been e-mailed on 13th July 2016;

·           The consultation period had run until 9th August 2016 and the application had been advertised correctly.

·           The variation sought to extend the hours of operating for live music on Monday through to Sunday from 08.00 to 01.00; the operation of recorded music on Monday through to Sunday from 06.30 to 01.00, performance of dance on Monday through to Sunday from 18.00 to 01.00; and the supply of alcohol on Monday through to Sunday from 08.00 – 01.00.

·           During the statutory consultation period of 28 days, 22 representations had been received from local residents with the nature of the representations being varied. No mediation had taken place.

Councillor Graham Bridgman stated that the statutory forms had not caught up with the changes from the Licensing Act 2003. As a result of the deregulatory changes that had amended the 2003 Act, no licence was required for the following activities which specifically related to this application:

·         Dance: no licence was required for performances between 08.00 and 23.00 on any day, provided that the audience did not exceed 500.

·         Live music: no licence permission was required for:

-   a performance of unamplified live music between 08.00 and 23.00 on any day, on any premises.

-   a performance of amplified live music between 08.00 and 23.00 on any day on premises authorised to sell alcohol for consumption on those premises, provided that the audience did not exceed 500.

-   a performance of amplified live music between 08.00 and 23.00 on any day, in a workplace that was not licensed to sell alcohol on those premises, provided that the audience did not exceed 500.

·         Recorded Music: no licence permission was required for:

-   any playing of recorded music between 08.00 and 23.00 on any day on premises authorised to sell alcohol for consumption on those premises, provided that the audience did not exceed 500.

Therefore, some of those activities would apply to the application submitted by the Golf Club and the Sub-Committee did not have the ability to restrict that element save in exceptional circumstances.

Mr. Martin Hucklesby and Mr. David Athey, applicants, in addressing the Sub-Committee, raised the following points:

·           Mr. Hucklesby advised that the purpose  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.