Agenda and minutes

Licensing of Alcohol and Gambling Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 1st November, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: council chamber

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting


The minutes of the previous meeting were formally approved.



Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence




Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest




Procedure of the hearing pdf icon PDF 125 KB


The Chair informed the committee of the procedure.



Premises Licence application under the Licensing Act 2003 Sella Supermarket pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Additional documents:


K Knight. Introduced the report ,

The Committee had before them an application for the grant of a new premises license for Sella Supermarket at Unit 2 Invicta House, 120 Marlowes Hemel Hempstead. The application sought authorisation to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises only.

The application was set out in the report pack on pages 19 to 32 and the seven representations that had been received were set out on pages 33 to 41.


Observations regarding the relevance of some matters set out of in the representations, can be found on page 18. Those persons who made representations had been invited to attend the meeting to address the committee and the details of those speaking had been forwarded to Members ahead of the meeting, the options available to the committee were set out on paragraph 4.1 of the introductory section of the report on pages 15 and 16 of the bundle. The Sub-Committee were reminded that any steps taken must be considered appropriate in order to promote one or more the licensing objectives and that full and clear reasons should be given to explain why their decision had been reached.


The Chair asked the representative to set out his request.


R Jordan stated that the applicant wanted an alcohol license from the hours of 6:00am and midnight every day to equal with the opening hours of the shop, which were stated in the supporting document that he had submitted. He said there would be a litter patrol and signs to keep the area outside the shop clean and not to consume alcohol outside the front of the shop. He added that he was happy with the supporting document and did not want to add anything else.

Cllr Williams asked if the applicant intended to operate an alcohol license from the opening time to the closing time. He also asked, in relation to the map, which was not very clear if the premises would be occupying the whole of the ground floor.

R Jordan stated that was correct, the license would apply for Unit 2, number 120 Invicta House.  Number 122 was a separate unit. He also confirmed that they would like the license from 6am until midnight, which is when the shop would be open.

Cllr Williams asked the officers if they knew off the top of their heads if similar premises operated with late licenses and if this was an unusual request.

S McDonald confirmed that there was only one other premises, which was opposite to KFC, which held a late license other than the Full House.

Cllr Link said she had been told that there was no entrance from the back of the shop and asked about loading stock in busy periods.

R Jordan stated that most deliveries would be early mornings like milk deliveries and papers. They do not see this affecting traffic etc. as the landlord had a loading bay outside the premises and that there was parking nearby.

Cllr Deacon had a question  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.