Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee 1 - Friday, 24th May, 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: King Charles Room, Old Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Contact: Trish Corns  Email:

No. Item


Election of Chairman




That Councillor Rollason be appointed Chairman for the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To confirm Minutes of the previous meetings.

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The Minutes of the meetings held on 15 March and 23 April 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.  


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of Interest.


Application for a New Premises Licence Snookyfest, Warren Farm, Warren Road, Dawlish Warren pdf icon PDF 118 KB

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4.1  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.


4.2  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.


4.3  The Council’s Licensing Manager’s Report


The Sub-Committee considered a new premises licence for Snookyfest, Warren Farm, Warren Road, Dawlish Warren. Details of the licence was set out in the report circulated with the agenda and is for the provision of the supply of alcohol and late night refreshment and the playing of live music.


The annual event has been held since 2017 with a premises licence.


The hearing date has been extended under Regulation 11 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulation 2005, due to the local elections being held following which members of the new Licensing Sub Committees were duly appointed.


The Council had received one letter of objection on the grounds of public nuisance. The objector was not present at the Hearing.


4.4 Address by the Applicant’s representatives


Three representatives of the applicant were in attendance. 


The representatives submitted that the applicant had bought sound monitoring equipment, which had not been available for the previous two year’s events. It was also stated that the road where the objector resides was outside the area who had previously been informed of the event and given contact details should they have any issues. Residents of this road would now receive this information.   Regular readings would be taken at various locations around the site, in addition to the readings which would be taken by the Council’s Environmental Health Officers.


In response to questions the applicant’s representatives advised that the capacity was 3,000 including staff. There was usually 1500 to 2000 people, including staff, at any one event. It would be a ticketed event and tickets would be available to purchase in advance and on the gate. Entrance would be controlled on a count clicker system. Wrist bands would be provided to all accessing the site. The access would have two lanes, one for pre -paid tickets and the second for those paying on the gate. The public liability insurance was for £5 million. Additional barriers from previous years would be in place and marshals would manage the access queues. Medical vehicles and a medical tent, in addition to first aid staff would be provided. Barriers would be split to allow rapid access  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.