Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Online meeting via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Julie Quarmby - Committee Services Email: (julie.quarmby@reading.gov.uk)  Email: julie.quarmby@reading.gov.uk

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11.

PROTOCOL FOR ONLINE MEETINGS OF LICENSING APPLICATIONS SUB-COMMITTEES 1 & 2 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

The Chair will outline the arrangements for online meetings of Licensing Applications Sub-Committees 1& 2.  The attached Protocol was approved by Policy Committee on 27 April 2020.

Minutes:

The Chair outlined the arrangements for online meetings of Licensing Applications Sub-Committees 1& 2.  The attached Protocol had been approved by Policy Committee on 27 April 2020 (Minute 90 refers).

Resolved -

That the Protocol for online meetings of Licensing Applications Sub-Committees 1 and 2 be noted.

 

12.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee 2 held on 5 and 12 March and the Licensing Sub-Committee 1 held on 17 March 2020 as a correct record.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee 2 held on 5 and 12 March 2020 and Licensing Applications Sub-Committee 1 held on 17 March 2020 were confirmed as a correct record to be signed by the Chair.

13.

APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE - STORIES IN THE PARK pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider an application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Stories in the Park, Palmer Park, Reading.

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Minutes:

The Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services submitted a report on an application by Events Leisure Ltd for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Stories in the Park, Palmer Park, Reading.

The report stated that the application was for the grant of a premises licence to permit the following licensable activities:

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On the Premises)

Monday, Wednesday to Saturday from 1200hrs until 2200hrs

Sunday from 1200hrs to 2030hrs.

Indoor Sporting Events

Thursday from 1200hrs until 2230hrs.

Live Music – Recorded Music – Performances of Dance – Anything Similar to These Three

Monday, Wednesday to Saturday from 1200hrs until 2230hrs

Sunday from 1200hrs to 2100hrs.

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday to Saturday from 1200hrs until 2300hrs

Sunday from 1200hrs to 2130hrs.

This application was for a licence that would be valid for eight days per calendar year only: four days each June and four days each September.

The report stated that in determining the application the Licensing Authority had a duty to carry out its functions with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives, as follows:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder;

·      Public safety;

·      The prevention of public nuisance;

·      The protection of children from harm.

The report also stated that any conditions placed on the premises licence should be appropriate and proportionate with a view to promoting the licensing objectives and that the Licensing Authority could grant (subject to appropriate conditions to promote the licensing objectives), amend, alter or refuse an application should it be deemed appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.

The report set out paragraphs 8.41, 8.42, 8.44, 8.45 to 8.48, 9.12, 9.39, 9.40, 9.42 and 9.43 from the Secretary of State’s Guidance to the Licensing Act 2003 issued in April 2018.  The report also set out paragraphs 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 7.2, 7.6, 7.8, 7.11, 7.12, 8.6, 10.1 and 10.3 of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

Mr Rob Dudley, We Are the Fair, representing the applicant and Mr Simon Joynes, Joynes Nash Noise Consultants, were present at the meeting and addressed the Sub-Committee.

Molli Cleaver, Reading University Student’s Union, and Rebecca Moon, Environmental Protection Officer, Reading Borough Council, were present and addressed the Sub-Committee on their representations regarding the application as stated in the report.

Robert Smalley, Licensing Enforcement Officer, presented the report at the meeting.

Resolved -

(1)      That in order to promote the four licensing objectives and having regard to the oral and written representations made, the relevant paragraphs of the Secretary of State’s guidance and the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the application in respect of Stories in the Park, Palmer Park, be granted as follows:

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On the Premises)

Monday, Wednesday to Saturday from 1200hrs until 2200hrs

Sunday from 1200hrs to 2030hrs.

Indoor Sporting Events

Thursday from 1200hrs until 2230hrs.

Live Music – Recorded Music – Performances of Dance – Anything Similar to These Three

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