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The minutes of the meeting held on 19th September 2017 were confirmed by the members present and then signed by the Chairman.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interests.
The Sub-Committee were required to consider an application for grant of a premises licence for the following premises:
The Chairman introduced himself, 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 and advise if they had visited the premises. Councillor Bassadone confirmed she had read the agenda and visited the premises. Councillor Link confirmed she had read the agenda but hadn’t visited the premises.
The Chairman asked S Mcdonald if the legal requirements had been complied with and S Mcdonald confirmed they had.
The Chairman asked S Mcdonald if she had anything to add to the report.
S Mcdonald explained that the sub-committee had before them an application for the variation of a premises licence for The Craft Yard, Parsonage Place, Tring. The application and accompanying documents were set out on page 6 of the agenda onwards. The applicant and all parties that had made representations had been invited to attend and address the sub-committee. One person had confirmed their attendance, and their representation was set out at Annex D1 on page 38 of the agenda.
To update the sub-committee, following discussions with the applicant the representation made on behalf of the Licensing Authority and set out at Annex D3 on page 40 of the agenda had been withdrawn, subject to amendment of the Licence operating schedule to include a number of conditions should the application be granted. These conditions had been circulated. The Licensing Team Leader, Ross Hill, was present to answer any points on this that required clarification.
The options available to the sub-committee were set out at paragraph 4.1 of the report, and members were reminded that any steps taken should be considered appropriate in order to promote one or more of the licensing objectives. Furthermore, the sub-committee needed to give clear reasons for any decision made.
The Chairman invited Mr Cox to express his concerns with the sub-committee.
Mr Cox explained that he owned the property opposite The Craft Yard and they rented it out to a dance school. He advised that most of the females in the dance school were under 18 years of age and that was a concern to them if the premises were to extend the opening hours. He was concerned that if there were any problems the dance school wouldn’t rent the premises from them anymore. He was also concerned about the noise disturbance of people leaving the premises late as his property was so close to the premises, and also the road was very tight and the parking was restricted.
The Chairman asked what time the dancers usually finished at the premises. Mr Cox advised approximately 7.00-8.00 pm.
The Chairman invited the Applicant to make his submission to the sub-committee.
Mr Peter explained that the request for extended opening hours was based on the demand for private functions since they opened in June ... view the full minutes text for item 17.