Venue: Music Room, Old Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX
Contact: Trish Corns Email: email@example.com
To confirm the minutes of the last meeting
The Minutes of the meeting held on 6 December, 2018 were approved as a
correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
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.
7.2 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.
7.3 The Council’s Licensing Manager’s Report
The Sub-Committee considered a new premises licence for Vrgo Festival, Great Fulford, Dunsford. 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, late night refreshment and the supply of alcohol.
The annual event has been held since 2016 with an annual premises licence.
The Council has received one letter of objection from Mr Dickers, a local resident objecting to the application on the grounds of public nuisance.
7.4 Address by Interested Parties
7.4.1 Mr Dickers, Objector
Mr Dickers objected on the grounds of potential noise nuisance well into the early hours with noise and music being clearly audible from dwellings some 1km away; residents and farmland access’ being blocked; and parking on narrow lanes potentially obstructing emergency service vehicles. At a recent event at the same premises, noise could be heard some 10 miles from the site. This event would have noise until 3am, 4am and 5am depending on the day, and 71 hours in total over the 4 day event. The turning down of the music each night at 11pm would help alleviate the noise nuisance for residents, and reductions of hours in line with the other festivals that takes place at this venue.
It was noted that the recent event at the premises referred to by Mr Dickers was not connected to the current Applicant.
In response to questions, the applicant’s representative Mr Adda advised that the times were as previous years, with the additional day of the Thursday evening 12 noon to 3am, and an additional hour Friday to Sunday to allow for a 1 hour wind down period in an Ambient Tent each evening with a much quieter level of music.
7.4.2 Mr Adda and Mr Wright representing the Applicant
Mr Adda submitted that the purpose of the Ambient Tent was to prevent tent parties and therefore decrease disturbance to the local area. This would be the final year of the Virgo festival. It was a smaller event than others held at the premises and sold in the region of 750 tickets ... view the full minutes text for item 7.