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To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting
The minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2016 were confirmed by the members present and then signed by the Chairman.
Apologies for absence
To receive any apologies of absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of interest
To receive any declarations of interest
There were no declarations of interests.
A. APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE
The Sub-Committee were required to consider an application for a new premises licence for the following premises:
The Chairman introduced herself, the members on the Sub-Committee and the officers present.
The Chairman asked the members of the Sub-Committee to confirm that they had read the agenda. Councillors Howard and Taylor confirmed they had read the documents at hand.
The Chairman asked S Mcdonald if she had anything to add to the report.
S Mcdonald said members had
before them an application for the grant of a new premises licence
for Common Ground Coffee, 1 Chapel Croft, Chipperfield,
Hertfordshire. The application and accompanying documents were set
out on page 6 of the agenda onwards. The applicant and those
parties that had made representations had been invited to attend
and address the sub-committee. One objector had confirmed that they
were unable to attend but asked that their written representation,
set out at Annex C2 of the report, be taken into account. With the
exception of the applicant, no other confirmations of attendance
had been received.
The Chairman asked the applicants if they wish to add anything to the report.
The premises offered a new
dining experience and tapas nights on Thursday and Friday
eveningswere proposed to be a regular
feature as they were not available elsewhere. The reason for the
licence would be to provide casual drinks to accompany food and
most residents were supportive – the applicant had a petition
of 150 verified signatures in support of the proposals. The
customer base was intended to be high end and to target a mid range
age group so the idea was not to compete with the local pubs. There
was also a need for the coffee shop to have an alternative revenue
stream which an alcohol licence could provide.
N Tachmintzis ran through the licensing objectives and how the business would ensure they were upheld:
- Public safety – there was a CCTV camera located at the front, rear and side of the building, recording at all times , andexternal and internal lighting. A log book would be kept for inspections as well as records for those trying to ... view the full minutes text for item 4.