Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Enforcement Sub Committee - Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Blackdown House, Honiton

Contact: Christopher Lane  01395 517544; email:

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 142 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 12 February 2020 were confirmed and signed as a true record.


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Confidential/exempt items

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. Thereare no itemswhich officersrecommendshould be dealtwithin thisway.



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That members consider an application for the grant of a new premises licence to allow the sale of alcohol on and off the premises at Knights Farm Shop, Lower Cotley Farm, Fluxton, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1RG pdf icon PDF 245 KB

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The Sub Committee gave consideration to an application for the grant of a new premises licence to allow the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises at Knights Farm Shop, Lower Cotley Farm, Fluxton, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1RG.


The Sub Committee carefully considered the application for the licensable activities and the proposed hours of operation with a view to deciding whether the applicant promoted the licensing objectives as required by the Licensing Act 2003. They also took into account Government Guidance and the Council’s own licensing policy and the Human Rights Act 1998 in making this decision.


The Sub Committee considered the relevant representations that all parties had made and the written representations and other documentation put before the Sub Committee. They also considered the particular locality of the premises and its physical relationship with other residential and commercial properties in the vicinity.


The Sub-Committee considered it relevant that no representations have been received from the police in relation to the Licensing Act objectives that have been the subject of representations today, that is to say: public safety and public nuisance.  From this we have concluded that the police do not consider that there will be any significant problem associated with the operation of the premises, if the application is granted


The applicant  Emily Knight stated that the “on licence” application was to run bespoke small events for a maximum of 25 ticketed guests, particularly to showcase local food and drink, and to provide alcohol for customers of craft making events such as wreath making.


The farm business needed to diversify in a similar way to bigger businesses such as Darts Farm. The premises were provided in a reuse/local ethos.


A designated fenced hard standing parking area has been provided for customers and patrons.


The events referred to by the IPs were not held by the applicant who has only been the tenant since late autumn 2018. The Applicant had used TENs to sell alcohol in the shop for “off sales” prior to Christmas 2019.


As part of the application process the applicant had met with Devon & Cornwall Police Licensing to clarify some issues and put recommendations into the acceptable form. She identified on the plan at Appendix E the layout of the premises and their proximity to the IP’s property.


Cllr Bloxham asked for clarification of the type of event. The Applicant stated that she was in contact with a number of businesses to provide gin, wine tasting, and local chefs to do food tasting experiences etc.


Cllr Wright asked about the frequency of events. The Applicant stated that it was her intention to hold 1-2 per month currently.


Cllr Wright asked about the applicant’s intention in running the shop for “off sales” and closing the shop when she intended to hold events to use the “on sales” part of the licence. The applicant confirmed that it was her intention to use the “on sales” for ticketed events only.


The interested parties’ case  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.