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Election of Chair
To seek nominations for the election of Chair for this Sub-Committee meeting.
It was proposed, seconded and
That Councillor Clive Springett be elected Chair for this Sub-Committee meeting.
Apologies for Absence
No apologies for absence were received.
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No substitutions were declared.
Declarations of Interest
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Report No: LSC/WS/20/002
(Report No: LSC/WS/20/002)
The Chair welcomed all present to the Hearing, reported that no declarations of interest had been received and introductions to the Panel were made.
The following parties were present at the Hearing:
(i) Lisa Glover, Business Manager, Agellus Tuddenham Ltd
(b) Interested Parties
(i) Councillor Karen Soons, Tuddenham Parish Councillor and local resident (and speaking on representation made in objection to the application)
The Licensing Officer presented the report which explained that an application had been made by Agellus Tuddenham Ltd, for the grant of a premises licence to an area of land at the rear of the main building to facilitate wedding functions and events. It was also proposing for the designation of one part of the licenced area as a tented bar servery, if not always covered by a marquee. A copy of the application was attached at Appendix 1 to Report No: LSC/WS/20/002, together with plans at Appendix 2.
The licensable activities being proposed under the licence were:
- Supply of Alcohol (On sales only)
Monday to Sunday 00:00 - 00:00
- Provision of Recorded Music
Monday to Sunday 00:00 – 00:00
- Provision of Live Music
Monday to Sunday 00:00 – 00:00
The Officer advised that the application had been served on all Responsible Authorities. No comments had been received. However, the Officer reported that discussions had been held between the Council’s Environmental Health Officer and the Applicant, earlier that afternoon, where the Applicant had since requested that the following amendment be made to their submitted application:
- Provision of recorded music (Monday to Sunday 00.00-00.00)
The applicant had requested for this to now be excluded from the licence. Ambient background music would be played, but it was not a licensable activity
Two representations (which represented a total of five persons) had been made objecting to the application and the detail of these representations were attached at Appendix 3. This related to the environmental impact on the local area and the potential for 24 hour/seven days a week holding of licensable activities (ie the provision of live and recorded music and the supply of alcohol).
In making their decision, Members were advised that they should seek to focus on the steps considered appropriate to promote the particular licence objectives or objectives that had given rise to the specific representations. Members should also strongly consider the adopted Cumulative Impact Assessment held within the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.
The Sub-Committee then heard the individual submissions from each of the parties present.
In presenting her case as the Applicant, Lisa Glover explained that when COVID-19 took effect and the Tuddenham Mill had to close, they turned to the future of the business, options, opportunities and available assets that could be brought into action to service their guests safely. The Meadow was the obvious choice for this and hired a stretch tent and set up The Secret Garden as their dining option for residents and non-residents. Following the reopening of the Mill in early ... view the full minutes text for item 24.