Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee 1 - Friday, 15th March, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Contact: Trish Corns  Email:

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the previous meeting


The Minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Application for a New Premises Licence - Biggles Bar, 27 Station, Teignmouth pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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3.1  Introductions


The Chairman introduced the Members of the Sub Committee, Legal Adviser,

Licensing Officer, Democratic Services Officer and explained their respective



The Chairman advised that the Sub Committee would take into account the

merits of the application against the four licensing objectives: the prevention

of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance and the

protection of children from harm, in addition to the Home Office Guidance and

the Council’s Licensing Policy.


3.2 Procedure to be Followed


The Legal Adviser referred to the procedure to be followed for the Hearing and those present wishing to make verbal submissions. There had been no requests from any other party to speak at the hearing. The procedure was as previously circulated to all interested parties with the Notice of Hearing. All parties had been sent an agenda.


3.3 The Council’s Licensing Manager’s Report


The Sub-Committee considered a new premises licence for Biggles Bar, 27 Station Road, Teignmouth. Details of the licence are set out in the report circulated with the agenda and is for the provision of live and recorded music, performance of dance, and the supply of alcohol. 


The Licensing Manager advised that planning permission would be required to run the premises as a licensed premises because the historic use was a social club which was a different planning Use Class. The Licensing Manager also reported on the history of the premises formerly known as the Roundel Club a Royal Air Force Association Social Club. The licence had been held by the Royal Air Force Association until it was passed to tenants. The applicants took on the premises from the previous tenants and have submitted one TEN following the Police Licensing Officer advising the applicants and the Licensing Authority in November 2018, that the premises was not being run in accordance with the RAFA Social Club rules relevant to the premises, but as a bar. The applicants had also surrendered the club premises certificate at that time. The applicants were then advised to apply for a new premise licence.


3.4 Address by Interested Parties


3.4.1 Devon and Cornwall Police constabulary


The Police Licensing Officer, Mr Norsworthy, referred to the Devon and Cornwall Police Constabulary’s statement dated 15 February 2019, in relation to the premises. This submission listed police log statements of incidents involving both applicants from 31 July 2018, and which involved both police and ambulance attendance, and considerable time of these resources. The submission also reported Mr Norsworthy’s visit to the premises on the 12 November 2018, when he discussed the running of the premises with the applicants. Mr Norsworthy submitted that Ms Slater was intoxicated with alcohol during his attendance at the premises, during which she stated that she could not cope with the stress and needed a drink. Mr Norsworthy also reported on the incidents detailed in the police submission during the period from 31 July 2018 to 20 December 2018. These provided evidence of Ms Slater’s dependency on alcohol, and tensions between  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.