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Application No. 16/01550/LQN - Trunkwell House, Beech Hill pdf icon PDF 437 KB

Proposal:     Request to Review a Premise Licence

Location:      Trunkwell House, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 2AT

Applicant:     Suzanne McLaughlin on behalf of West Berkshire Council’s  Environmental Quality Team (Environmental Health — Pollution)

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The Licensing Sub-Committee of West Berkshire Council met on 25 November 2016 and considered the application  16/01550/LQN for the review of the Premise License in respect of premises known as Trunkwell House, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 2AT submitted by Suzanne McLaughlin (Senior Environmental Health Officer, West Berkshire Council) on 17 October 2016.


In coming to their decision, the Sub-Committee had regard to the four licensing objectives, which are:


1.            the prevention of crime and disorder;

2.            public safety;

3.            the prevention of public nuisance; and

4.            the protection of children from harm.


They also considered the Department of Culture, Media and Sport Guidance on the Licensing Act 2003 and West Berkshire Council’s licensing policy.


The Sub-Committee heard representations made by:


1.            The Applicant:  Suzanne McLaughlin and Anna Smy (WBC Environment Health)

2.            The Premise License Holders represented by: Mr Swapandeep Mann  (Director of Parsons Leisure Limited), Mr Bob Walton (DPS), James Rankin (Counsel)

3.            The supporters of the application to review: Mr Chris Bridges and Ms Lynn Cordell

4.            Responsible Authority: Mr Geoff Mayes (Beech Hill Parish Council)

5.            Ward Members: Councillor Graham Bridgman



The Licensing Sub-Committee also considered the representations of the following individuals that did not attend or speak:


The objectors to the application to review: Rebecca Bloxham, Hannah Callier, Fleur Howles, Lawrie and Louise Lee, Samantha Moore, Norma Newman, David Price, David Simpson and Andrew Moore.


The supporters of the application to review: Richard Crawley, Dominic Cordell, Rawdon Hayne, Margaret Bridges and Simon Cordell.


Having taken those representations into account, the Licensing Sub-Committee RESOLVED that the premise license be amended with immediate effect to include the following conditions. 


Timings for licence:


1.    From 10 January 2017, other than between the end of permitted hours on 31 December and commencement of permitted hours on 1 January each year, there shall be no amplified music played in the Marquees at the premises after:


Sunday to Thursday:           23h30

Friday and Saturday:           00h00




2.                              If any incidental music accompanying an event is performed outdoors live and using amplification after 5pm this will be by no more than 3 performers.


3.                                There shall be a designated manager on duty at the premises at all times during an event when members of the public are at the premises, who shall have sufficient authority to take any steps necessary to abate or ameliorate any nuisance caused.


4.                              The premises shall operate and abide by a Noise Management Plan prepared in consultation with West Berkshire Council and which will be reviewed at least quarterly, or as and when necessary. Any amended document will be deposited with the West Berkshire District Council, Environmental Health and Licensing Team (or the appropriate successor body).  The Noise Management Plan will include provision for:


4.1         Periodic and proactive and reactive review of the Noise Management Plan and referral to West Berkshire District Council

4.2         The location of the Marquees

4.3         Identification of potential sources of noise  ...  view the full decision text for item 2(1)