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Licensing Act 2003 - Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Lounge, 43-45 High Street, Deal
The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.
The following papers are attached.
(i) Licensing Manager's report.
(ii) Appendix A – Application and plan
(iii) Appendix B – Map of the area
(iv) Appendix C – Copy 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 Lounge, 43-45 Hight Street, Deal CT13 6EL. The application was for:
Supply of Alcohol (for consumption ON the premises)
Late Night Refreshment
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 Loungers UK Limited for the grant of a premises licence and plan (appendix A of the agenda)
(iii) Map of the area (appendix B of the agenda)
(iv) Representation from Other Persons (appendix C of the agenda)
On the basis of the representations of the applicant, their representative and Other Persons, the Sub-Committee found the following facts to be established:
(i) The application from Loungers UK Limited, represented at the hearing by R Botkai (Solicitor) and M Bishop (Regional Manager and Premises Supervisor), was for the grant of a premises licence at Lounge, 43-45 Hight Street, Deal.
(ii) The application sought on sales of alcohol for customers every day from 10:00 – 00:00 hrs (with non standard timings from the terminal hour on New Years Eve to the start tome on New Years Day) and late night refreshment every day from 23:00 – 00:30 hrs (with non standard timings from the terminal hour on New Years Eve to the start time on News Years Day).
(iii) It was informed to the Sub-Committee that the premises had been granted a tables and chairs licence for the siting of 6 tables and 12 chairs, permitted to be placed as per the plan agreed by the Regulatory Committee between 09:00 – 23:00 hrs every day.
(iv) During the licensing consultation process there were no representations made by any of the Responsible Authorities.
(v) During the licensing consultation process there were two representations received from Other Persons objecting to the application. One cited the application as undermining the licensing objective of ‘prevention of crime and disorder’ and the other cited the application as undermining the licensing objective of ‘prevention of public nuisance’.
(vi) With regard to the ‘prevention of crime and disorder’ representation, the concerns included there being enough public houses, that other businesses would suffer a loss, that the middle of Deal High Street not being the right place for a restaurant and that there are already enough hooligans and drunken behaviour. The Sub-Committee had regard to the written representation and the additional statement presented at the hearing.
(vii) With regard to the ‘prevention of public nuisance’ representation, the concerns included the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol and the loud customers/ The Sub-Committee had regard to the written representation.
(viii) In considering relevant representations the ... view the full minutes text for item 4.