Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 3rd August, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Jemma Duffield, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

23.

ELECTION OF A CHAIRMAN

Minutes:

In the absence of the Chairman of the Sub-Committee, the Democratic Services Officer called for nominations for the Chairman. It was proposed by Councillor O C de R Richardson and duly seconded, and

 

RESOLVED:     That Councillor D G Beaney be elected as Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

24.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence received from Councillors M Bates and D P Murphy.

25.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was noted that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, that Councillors D G Cronk and D G Beaney be appointed as substitute members for Councillors M Bates and D P Murphy respectively.

26.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

27.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application to vary a Premises Licence at Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel and Spa, Waterloo Crescent, Dover

The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

The following papers are attached:

 

(i)         Licensing Manager's report

(ii)        Appendix A – Application to vary the Premises Licence

(iii)       Appendix B – Existing licence

(iv)       Appendix C – Map of the area

(v)        Appendix D – Representations from Other Parties

 

 

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

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application for the variation of a Premises Licence for Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel and Spa, Waterloo Crescent, Dover to include two newly added bars and amend the following licensing provisions:

 

Films (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Every day

12.00 – 23.00 hrs

 

Indoor Sporting Events

 

Every day

12.00 – 23.00 hrs

 

Recorded Music, Facilities for making music, Facilities for dancing (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Monday – Saturday    

11.00 – 00.00 hrs

Sunday

11.00 – 23.30 hrs

New Year’s Eve

11.00 – 01.00 hrs

 

Performance of Dance

 

Monday – Saturday

12.00 – 00.00 hrs

Sunday

12.00 – 23.30 hrs

New Year’s Eve

12.00 – 01.00 hrs

 

Provisions of facilities for making music (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Sunday

12.00 – 23.30 hrs

New Year’s Eve

12.00 – 01.00 hrs

 

Provision of facilities for dancing (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Sunday

12.00 – 23.30 hrs

New Year’s Eve

12.00 – 01.00 hrs

 

Late Night Refreshment (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Every day

23.00 – 05.00 hrs

 

           

On the basis of the representations of the applicants, their representatives and Other Persons, the Sub-Committee found the following facts to be established:

 

 

(i)              The application made by Dover Marina Hotel Ltd and represented at the Hearing by Thusitha Sumanasekera and Trevor Bond sought to vary the Premises Licence to include two newly added bars on the terrace at the front of the hotel, increase the hours of some of the licensable activities and add some additional activities.

 

(ii)             The Licensing Manager provided further information to the report advising that as a result of deregulatory changes to the Licensing Act 2003 and the Live Music Act 2012, a licence was not required for some of the activities in the application. Therefore, the only matters for consideration were the two bars and the following:

 

Films (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Every day

12.00 – 23.30 hrs

 

Recorded Music (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Sundays

23.00 – 23.30 hrs

 

Performance of Dance (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Monday – Saturday

23.00 – 00.00 hrs

Sundays

23.00 – 23.30 hrs

New Year’s Eve

23.00 – 01.00 hrs

 

Late Night Refreshment (indoors and outdoors)

 

Every day

23.00 – 05.00 hrs

 

(iii)            Three representations were received objecting to the application and were made under the Licensing Objective, Prevention of Public Nuisance. The representation submitted by Mr and Mrs Stockbridge also included a petition supporting their representation although those named in the petition were not party to the Hearing in their own right. Following discussions with the General Manager of Dover Marina Hotel, Lady Kendal Jaggar withdrew her representation.

 

(iv)           They were concerned the addition of the late-night refreshment provision (indoors and outdoors) for nearly 20 hours a day, seven days a week, and the showing of films and dancing (for what could be for up to 500 people) in the outdoor space which would disrupt the lives of residents in Waterloo Mansions (that was attached to the hotel). The residents consisted of elderly, sick, and shift workers and wanted reassurance those activities would not impact on their lives.

 

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