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Minute number 10. Determination of an application for the grant of a new premises licence to authorise the sale of alcohol for consumption ON the premises and the playing of recorded music (Indoors and Outdoors) at Hangtime Café, Unit 6-7 Sideshore, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth EX8 2GD.
Councillor Joe Whibley, Personal, Member is a Member of Exmouth Town Council. The application site is not in the Member's ward..
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Determination of an application for the grant of a new premises licence to authorise the sale of alcohol for consumption ON the premises and the playing of recorded music (Indoors and Outdoors) at Hangtime Café, Unit 6-7 Sideshore, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth EX8 2GD PDF 392 KB
The Sub Committee considered the application for the grant of a new premises licence to authorise the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises at Hangtime Café, unit 6 & 7 Sideshore, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth EX8 2GD. The meeting was a hearing to consider the application for a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.
The Chair introduced the members of the Sub Committee and the East Devon District Council officers present.
The applicant, present and entitled to make representations, was Megan Barnett.
The interested parties, present and entitled to make representations were Martin Heslop, Jenny Heslop, Mary Nash, Gina Hanson, Charles Salter, Jane Ashton, Carol Metcalfe, Ron Metcalfe and Peter Tweedie.
Regarding representations from responsible authorities, the Chair advised that Devon and Cornwall Police had reached an agreed position with the applicant. As a result, the applicant had amended the application so that the licence would contain appropriate conditions and, if granted, would be for sales of alcohol for consumption ON the premises only.
The Sub Committee’s legal advisor, Giles Salter, outlined the procedure for the meeting.
The Licensing Officer, Steve Saunders, outlined the application and highlighted the plan of the premises showing the proposed licensed area which includes the café and the adjoining outside area as defined on the plan. The conditions offered by the applicant were within the operating schedule set out in Appendix C of the report, with further conditions which had been agreed subsequently set out in Appendix F.
In total, 29 representations had been received; the representation from the Police was shown in Appendix F, one representation was in support of the application with a further 27 representations from local residents and District and Town Councillors which were in objection.
By way of formal mediation, a letter was sent to those who had submitted a representation which explained the agreement that had been reached with the Police. Five representations were subsequently withdrawn leaving 23 outstanding and to be considered by the Sub Committee at the meeting. All representations and key points in response to the notice of hearing were set out in the appendices to the report.
The applicant, Megan Barnett, addressed the Sub Committee and made the following points:
· The applicant and her partner had grown up in Exmouth and were proud to be known as the friendly café on the seafront and a small business run by local people
· The decision to apply for an alcohol licence was both the applicant’s intention from the start of the business and was demand led by customers of the café
· It was hoped that the café’s offering would complement the many and well known water sports events on Exmouth seafront
· No objections had been made by responsible authorities other than the agreed position which had been reached with the Police with regard to the consumption of alcohol on the premises only
· The application was more conservative than licences which had been granted to other nearby premises
· Various steps would be taken to ... view the full minutes text for item 10.