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Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.


The Chairman requested that it be noted for the record that all councillors on the Panel knew Councillor Richard Crumly who was representing Thatcham Town Council.


There were no declarations of interest received.


The Applicant sought clarification that the objectors would only be commenting on the matters they had raised as part of their written objection


Application No. 17/00400/LQN - Domino's Pizza, 3 London Road, Thatcham, RG18 4GE pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Proposal:     A premises licence

Location:      Domino’s Pizza, 3 London Road, Thatcham, RG18 4GE

Applicant:     Team West Ltd

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The Sub-Committee considered a report (Agenda Item 2(1)) concerning Licensing Application 17/00400/LQN in respect of a premise licence for Dominos Pizza, 3 London Road, Thatcham, RG18 4GE.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Emilia Matheou (Licensing Officer, West Berkshire Council), Messrs Knut Wilberg and Christopher Grunert  (Applicants) and Councillor Richard Crumly and Mr Andrew Moss (Objectors) addressed the Sub-Committee on this application.

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

·           West Berkshire Council Licensing received an application made under S17 of Licensing Act 2003 for a premises licence to be granted for 3 London Road, Thatcham RG18 4GE and the application was accepted on 30 March 2017.

·           The responsible authorities, Parish and Ward Councillors and Members were served with a copy of the application by email on 3 April 2017.

·           The applicants were seeking a Premises Licence to be granted for the licensable activities of the supply of alcohol and late night refreshment. The application for the sale of alcohol was from 10:00 to 02:00 seven days a week for both on and off site consumption. The sale of alcohol had to be ancillary to a food order.

·           The application for late night refreshment was for collection, consumption on the premises or for delivery of hot food from 23:00 to 02:00 seven days a week.

·           In addition they were requesting that in the morning that British Summertime came into being they could trade until 03:00 hours BST.

·           The applicant had advised that the delivery drivers were trained to avoid disturbances outside the premises and on deliveries and therefore proposed the following conditions.

1. No more than five delivery vehicles to be in use after midnight daily.

2. Drivers to have a note in vehicle stating “do not slam doors, rev engines or play loud music”

3. Contact details of the store manager to be displayed.

·           The 28 day consultation period ran until the 27 April 2017. The application was advertised in accordance with the regulations with blue notices displayed at the premises (witnessed by officers on 10 April 2017) and by publishing a notice in a local newspaper (Newbury Weekly News) on 6 April 2017.

·           During the statutory consultation period the Local Authority received two representations, one from Mr Andrew Moss and the other from Thatcham Town Council. They would be able to expand on their representations when they spoke later at the meeting.

·           There were no representations from Responsible Authorities although the Enforcing Authority for Pollution recommended that to promote the prevention of public nuisance the applicant should consider the following conditions.

                 1. Prominent, clear and legible notices to be displayed at all exits requesting the public to respect the needs of local residents and to leave the premises and the area quietly.

2. Noise from the premises should not unreasonably disturb other people.

3. Glass drinking vessels should not be placed into receptacles outside the premises between 23:00 hours and 07:00 hours in order to minimise disturbance to nearby properties.

·           The applicant had agreed on 21  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.