Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 9th November, 2018 10.00 am

For those meetings that are being broadcast (as agreed by Council in July 2022) there will be a link to view the live broadcast under the ‘Media’ heading below. Guidance on how to watch live broadcasts of meetings.

The link to view a recording of a meeting that was broadcast can be found on the Council’s YouTube channel (@doverdc)

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Jemma Duffield  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence received from Members.


Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.


There were no substitute Members appointed.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.


There were no declarations of interest made by Members.


Licensing Act 2003 - Application For the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Deal Pier Kitchen, Deal Pier, Deal

The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.


Applicant:   Deal Pier Kitchen Limited


The following papers are attached.


(i)         Licensing Team Leader's report

(ii)        Appendix A - Application

(iii)       Appendix B – Map of the area

(iv)       Appendix C – Representations


The procedure to be followed by the Sub-Committee is attached to this agenda.


The Sub-Committee considered an application from Deal Pier Kitchen Limited in respect of Deal Pier, Deal Pier, Deal. The application was for the grant of a premises licence for a café/restaurant at the end of Deal Pier as follows:


Supply of Alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises)


Every Day

08:00 to 00:00 hrs

Non-standard timings

New Year’s Eve from 08:00 hrs until New Year’s Day at 02:00 hrs.


Live Music and Recorded Music


Every Day

08:00 to 00:00 hrs


Late Night Refreshment


Every Day

23:00 to 00:00 hrs


On the basis of the representations of the applicant’s representatives and other persons, the Sub-Committee found the following facts to be established:


(i)               Tim Biggs and Rebecca Hodson explained their business model to the Committee. The restaurant would be family friendly, attracting visitors to the award winning pier. The food in the restaurant would be locally sourced and good quality, primarily based around a brunch and lunch offering. The hours applied for would provide longevity for the business - they would allow the business to evolve. The lease required the restaurant to be open to the public from 09:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs when the pier was open. The hours being requested for the sale of alcohol would allow them to provide an evening offering in the restaurant if required.


(ii)              Tim Biggs and Rebecca Hodson were experienced in running events and the food and beverage industry. Mr Biggs had previously been the Designated Premises Supervisor at Winters Barn, Canterbury and the owner of an events business – TB Bars. Mr Biggs had been a personal licence holder for 8 years and had worked in the trade from the age of 17 gaining lots of experience. He was experienced in late night, party focussed environments and had a strict and consistent approach to running events.


(iii)            There had been no representations made by any of the Responsible Authorities including the Police.


(iv)           During the consultation period PC Noddings contacted the applicant and as a result the applicant amended the operating schedule (as shown in the report).


(v)             Tim Biggs, advised the Committee that the operating schedule was to be further amended to remove the need to have the personal licence holder on site at all times as this would not be achievable. This had been suggested as a step to promote the licensing objective, Public Safety.


(vi)           Councillor B Gardner met with the applicant’s representatives, Tim Biggs and Rebecca Hodson prior to the Hearing to discuss his concerns with the application. As a result the applicant agreed to include the following condition to promote the licensing objective ‘prevention of crime and disorder’:


‘That alcohol shall only be served during 8am and 10am as an accompaniment to the sale of food.’


The intention of this was to prevent customers using the premises to purchase an alcoholic drink only and to prevent intoxication on the premises first thing in the morning.


(vii)          Further conditions were requested by Councillor Gardner as follow,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.