West Berkshire Council

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1.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.

Minutes:

All Sub-Committee Members declared an interest in Agenda Item 2(1), but reported that, as their interest was a personal or an other registrable interest, but not a disclosable pecuniary interest, they determined to remain to take part in the debate and vote on the matter.

2.

Application No. 18/01035/LQN - The Spotted Dog, Gladstone Lane, Cold Ash, Newbury, RG18 9PR pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Proposal:     Application to vary a premise licence

Location:      The Spotted Dog, Gladstone Lane, Cold Ash, Newbury, RG18 9PR

Applicant:     Mr Piero Pagliaroli

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(All Sub-Committee Members declared a personal interest in Agenda item 2(1) by virtue of the fact that Councillor Marigold Jaques, speaking on behalf of Cold Ash Parish Council, was known to them as a fellow District Councillor. As their interest was personal and not an other or disclosable pecuniary interest they were permitted to take part in the debate and vote on the matter).

(Councillor Quentin Webb declared a personal interest in Agenda item 2(1) by virtue of the fact that Councillor Linda Verner, speaking on behalf of Cold Ash Parish Council, was known to him as a Cold Ash Parish Councillor. As his interest was personal and not an other or disclosable pecuniary interest he was permitted to take part in the debate and vote on the matter).

(Councillor Jeff Beck declared a personal interest in Agenda item 2(1) by virtue of the fact that Councillors Marigold Jaques and Linda Verner, speaking on behalf of Cold Ash Parish Council, were known to him as Cold Ash Parish Councillors as his Ward (Clay Hill) included part of the Cold Ash Parish. As his interest was personal and not an other or disclosable pecuniary interest he was permitted to take part in the debate and vote on the matter).

The Sub-Committee considered a report (Agenda Item 2(1)) concerning Licensing Application 18/01035/LQN in respect of The Spotted Dog, Gladstone Lane, Cold Ash, Newbury, RG18 9PR.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Mr Alex Lisowski (Licensing Officer, West Berkshire Council), Mr Piero Pagliaroli (Applicant) and Councillors Linda Verner and Marigold Jaques from Cold Ash Parish Council (Objectors) addressed the Sub-Committee on this application.

Mr Lisowski, in addressing the Sub-Committee, raised the following points:

·           The application was to seek a variation to the premises licence to allow for the performance of live music, playing of recorded music and similar such activities. An extension was also sought to the timing for the supply of alcohol on and off the premises and to the opening hours of the premises.

·           Post receipt of the application, conditions of approval had been produced by West Berkshire Council’s Environmental Health Quality Team and these had been accepted by the applicant via e-mail. The list of conditions was tabled.

·           Mr Lisowski then raised some points requiring further clarification on which he asked the applicant for additional detail. Anne Marie Baird (Solicitor) advised that Mr Lisowski’s approach to obtaining this further information from the applicant was approaching a hearing within a hearing, and advised that the Sub-Committee should obtain any further information on which it was seeking clarification during the course of the hearing.

In response, Mr Pagliaroli explained that:

·         He was willing for the timing for bank holiday events to be restricted between 12:00 and 21:00. Mr Pagliaroli explained that it was not the intention to regularly have performances of live music, the application had been completed with a view to enabling some flexibility and the ability to cover different eventualities. It was also hoped that this broad application would save  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.