Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence.


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.



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 – Correspondence with Kent Police

(v)        Appendix D – 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 Club Premises Certificate in respect of The Goat House, 92 London Road, Dover, CT17 0SH. The application (as amended) was for:


Supply of Alcohol (for consumption ON the premises)


Sunday – Thursday

11:00 – 23:30 hrs

Friday – Saturday

11:00 – 01:30 hrs


Recorded Music (indoors)


Sunday – Thursday

11:00 – 23:00 hrs

Friday – Saturday

23:00 – 01:30 hrs


Exhibition of Film (indoors)


Sunday – Thursday

11:00 – 23:30 hrs

Friday – Saturday

11:00 – 01:30 hrs


Opening hours of the premises


Sunday – Thursday

11:00 – 00:00 hrs

Friday – Saturday

11:00 – 02:00 hrs


The following documentary evidence and/or other information was taken into account by the Sub-Committee:


(i)          The Licensing Manager’s report including, the option available to the Sub-Committee


(ii)         Application from The Goat House for the grant of a Club Premises Certificate and plan (appendix A of the agenda


(iii)       Map of the area (appendix B of the agenda)


(iv)       Correspondence from Kent Police (appendix C of the agenda)


(v)        Representation from Other Persons (appendix D of the agenda)


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


(i)          The application from The Goat House, represented at the hearing by Leigh Vickers (who performed duties of secretary to the club and President of Baphomet), Mitch Castle (Vice President) and Matt Cooke (Club member), was for the grant of a Club Premises Certificate at 92 London Road, Dover CT17 0SH.


(ii)         The application as submitted sought:


-        Supply of alcohol (for consumption ON the premises)

Every day 11:00 – 02:00 hrs;


-        Recorded music (indoors)

Every day 23:00 – 02:00 hrs; and

-        Exhibition of film (indoors)

Every day 11:00 – 02:00 hrs.


The opening hours of the premises – every day 11:00 – 02:00 hrs.


(iii)       During the consultation period Kent Police discussed the application with the applicant, following which the applicant made some amendments to the operating schedule to include some additional conditions (appendix C of the agenda pack) and a representation from Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) was received (but withdrawn prior to the Hearing since the points raised were addressed by the applicant to the satisfaction of Kent Fire and Rescue Service).


(iv)       There were two representations received from Other Person objecting to the application. Both cited prevention of public nuisance and one cited public safety. In essence both objectors were concerned about the noise impact on the adjoining flats and the provision of parking for the motorcycles.


(v)        At the commencement of the Hearing the Licensing Manager informed the Licensing Sub-Committee (and was confirmed by Mr Vickers) that the application was amended to seek as follows:


-        Supply of alcohol (for consumption ON the premises)

Sunday – Thursday 11:00 – 23:30 hrs and

Friday – Saturday 11:00 – 01:30 hrs;


-        Recorded music (indoors)

-        Sunday – Thursday 23:00 – 23:30 hrs and

Friday – Saturday  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.