West Berkshire Council

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Venue: Newbury Town Council, The Old Town Hall, Marketplace, Newbury RG14 5AA

Contact: Moira Fraser / Maria Legge 

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Declarations of Interest

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Application No. 18/00004/LQN - Ace Space, St Nicholas Road, Newbury, RG14 5PR pdf icon PDF 593 KB

Proposal:     Application for a Premises Licence

Location:      Ace Space, St Nicholas Road, Newbury, RG14 5PR

Applicant:     Ace Space Committee

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report (Agenda Item 2(1)) concerning Licensing Application 18/00004/LQN – Ace Space, in respect of the application for a full Premises Licence.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Emilia Matheou (Licensing Officer, West Berkshire Council), Mr Adam Kotz (Applicant), Mrs Christine Eeley and Samuel Vine (Objectors) and Councillor Jeanette Clifford (Ward Member) addressed the Sub-Committee on this application.

The Chairman asked Members to note that the representation from Mr and Ms Mitchell included on page 59 of the agenda was withdrawn after the agenda was published.

The Chairman added that the representation from Thames Valley Police (TVP) had also been withdrawn as the applicant had agreed to the conditions from TVP on pages 67 and 68 of the agenda.

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

·           The applicant was seeking a Premises Licence to be granted for the licensable activities of:

-       The Provision of regulated entertainment – (performance of plays, exhibition of films, performance of live and recorded music, the performances of dance and anything of similar description).

-       The Supply of Alcohol.

·         Regarding timings the applicant was seeking to allow the sale of alcohol from Wednesday to Sunday from 18:00 to 23:00, and for regulated entertainment from Wednesday to Sunday from 19:00 to 23:00.

·         The application did not seek permission for any seasonal variations or non-standard timings besides those stated.

·         All licensable activities would take place inside the building.

·         The supply of alcohol was for consumption on the premises only.

·         As part of the application for the granting of a Premises Licence, the committee responsible for the management of the community premises also applied for the mandatory alcohol condition, which required a designated premises supervisor (DPS) for the sale of alcohol, to be dis-applied to their premises licence, and an alternative condition included that “every supply of alcohol under the premises Licence must be made or authorised by the management committee”.

·         A 28 day consultation period had run until 8th February 2018. (Post meeting note: the consultation period ran until 8th March 2018.)

·         The application was advertised in accordance with the regulations with blue notices displayed at the premises (witnessed by officers on 9th February 2018) and by publishing a notice in a local newspaper ‘Newbury Weekly News’ on 15th February 2018.

·         Representations from residents were not specifically linked to any of the four licensing objectives (the prevention of crime and disorder/ public safety/ the prevention of public nuisance/ the protection of children from harm).

·         It was too late to invite each objector to re-submit however, those individual objectors who were present at the hearing and had chosen to speak could expand on the points they had made.

·         Copies of the relevant letters and emails detailing the nature of the representations were supplied to the applicant.

·         The Chief Officer of Police had objected to the application on 8th March 2018. They had however submitted a number of conditions to prevent crime and disorder and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.