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Determination of an application for the grant of a premises licence to allow the sale of alcohol ON and OFF the premises, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment at Lympstone Manor Hotel, Courtlands Lane, Exmouth EX8 3NZ PDF 515 KB
The Sub Committee considered the application for the grant of a premises licence to allow the sale of alcohol ON and OFF the premises, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment at Lympstone Manor Hotel, Courtlands Lane, Exmouth EX8 3NZ. 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.
The applicant, Michael Caines of Lympstone Manor Ltd, had given notice that he would not attend and would not be represented at the hearing.
The interested parties, present and entitled to make representations were Jessica Dawkins, Jeffrey Kitson, Kathryn Kitson and John Longstaff.
The Licensing Authority had received representations from Devon & Cornwall Police and East Devon District Council Environmental Health Service.
The Sub Committee’s legal advisor, Rebecca Heal, outlined the procedure for the meeting.
The Licensing Officer, Phillippa Norsworthy, outlined the application including the proposed licensable activities, which were set out at Appendix A of her report. The existing premises licence covered the hotel building only and provided for the same licensable activities as currently applied for, with the new application seeking slightly different timings. The existing conditions on the current premises licence were set out at Appendix K and the conditions offered by the applicant within the operating schedule were set out separately at Appendix I.
The Licensing Officer advised that twelve representations had been received in total. The applicant had come to an agreed position with the two responsible authorities who had submitted representations, and had agreed to additional conditions being imposed on the operating schedule which were set out at Appendix J. The remaining ten representations in objection had been received from local residents, none of which had been withdrawn. The representations were set out at Appendix D. Local residents’ key points and supporting documentation was set out at Appendices E, F, G and H. The applicant’s response to the notice of hearing was set out at Appendix E. There had been no updates to the report since publication.
In response to questions from Members of the Sub Committee, the Licensing Officer advised the following:
· The regulated entertainment applied for would take place indoors only.
· The late night refreshment would be open to the public, with the 24 hours for alcohol sales for hotel residents and their bonafide guests only.
· No complaints had been received with regard to the current premises licence. A complaint had been received regarding a temporary event notice for an outdoors event in the previous year.
· The determination of bonafide guests of hotel residents would be a matter for the hotel.
In response to a question and concerns raised by the interested parties, the Licensing Officer advised that with regard to doors and windows remaining closed during events, this would depend on the conditions imposed on the licence for regulated entertainment.
The Legal Advisor confirmed that, within the agreed conditions, the applicant had agreed that all external windows ... view the full minutes text for item 10.