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Election of a Chairman
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 P M Brivio and duly seconded, and
RESOLVED: That Councillor P D Jull be elected as Chairman for the duration of the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors T A Bond and D G Cronk.
Appointment of Substitute Members
To note appointment of Substitute Members.
It was noted that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, Councillors D G Beaney and P M Brivio were appointed substitutes for Councillors T A Bond and D G Cronk respectively.
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 Barfrestone Court Farm, Barfrestone Road, Barfrestone, Dover
The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.
The following papers are attached.
(i) Licensing Manager's report.
(ii) Appendix A - Application
(iii) Appendix B – Plan
(iv) Appendix C – Map of the area
(v) Appendix D – Amendments to the operating schedule requested by the applicant following discussions with Police and Environmental Health
(vi) Appendix E – Amendment to times for alcohol sales as requested by the applicant
(vii) Appendix F – Copies of representations
The procedure to be followed by the Sub-Committee is attached to this agenda.
The Sub-Committee considered an application for the grant of a premises licence in respect of Barfrestone Court Farm, Barfrestone Road, Barfrestone, Dover for the following
Live Music (indoors)
Recorded Music (indoors)
Supply of Alcohol (for consumption ON and OFF the premises)
The following documentary evidence and/or other information was taken into account by the Sub-Committee:
(i) The Licensing Manager’s report including, the options available to the Sub-Committee.
(ii) Application from Barfrestone Court Farms Ltd for the grant of a premises licence (appendix A of the agenda)
(iii) Plan of the venue submitted by the applicants (appendix B of the agenda)
(iv) Map of the area (appendix C of the agenda)
(v) Representations from Other Persons (appendix D of the agenda)
(vi) Various photographs of the venue and entrance and an email from Eythorne Parish Council submitted by Mr and Mrs Abbott and presented by Miranda Foad which were accepted by all parties present at the Hearing. It was however, noted that the Parish Council had not made a representation.
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 from Barfrestone Court Farms Ltd, represented at the hearing by Douglas and Chelsea Ledger (owners) and Steven Harris (premises supervisor), was for the grant of a premises licence at Barfrestone Court Farm, a 2,800 square foot barn plus courtyard area and garden. The application sought to permit the serving of drinks at events, such as parties and weddings, to cater for campers staying on the site, and for on and off sales of alcohol for customers to consume away from the premises for example, in their own homes, every day from 12:00 – 00:00 hrs and New Year’s Eve from 12:00 – 01:30 hrs. In addition, the applicant sought permission for Live Music (Indoors) on New Year’s Eve from 23:00 – 02:00 hrs and Recorded Music (Indoors), every day from 23:00 – 00:00 hrs and New Year’s Eve from 23:00 – 02:00 hrs.
(ii) The premises was a working farm and had an existing area for campers and a licence for up to five caravans on the site. Private events, such as weddings, had previously taken place at the premises.
(iii) During the consultation process sixteen representations objecting to the application were received from Other Persons and across the objections all four licensing objectives had been cited as being undermined. The Sub-Committee had regard to and gave equal weight to those written representations and those who presented their objections at the hearing.
(iv) The Sub-Committee was advised by the Licensing Manager that Jennifer Wadley had intended to present her objection at the hearing but had since given her apologies. Having considered the report, and specifically paragraph 6.4, it was the view of ... view the full minutes text for item 48.