Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee 2 - Thursday, 1st August, 2019 2.00 pm

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

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No. Item


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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 23 April, 2019.



The minutes of the meeting held on 23 April, 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.




Application for a Premises Licence Variation - The Den, Teignmouth Carnival pdf icon PDF 83 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 an application for a premises licence variation for Teignmouth Carnival for the provision of:

  • Regulated entertainment,
  • The retail sale of alcohol and late night refreshment on the Saturday and Sunday proceeding carnival week.
  • Remove the provision of regulated entertainment, the retail sale of alcohol and late night refreshment on the Sunday at the end of carnival week.
  • Increasing the annual licence from 7 days to 8 days at the end of July beginning of August annually.
  • Decrease in licensing hours of 30 minutes.
  • Removal of outdoor sporting events.


The hours sought were as set out in the report circulated with the agenda. The event had operated for the past ten years under a premises licence. For the past 5 years the weekend proceeding carnival week had been licensed under a temporary event notice.


The Council has received three letters of objection from one objector, on the grounds of public nuisance, in particular loud music and antisocial behaviour. The objector was notpresent at the Hearing.


3.4   Address by Interested Parties


3.4.1  Applicant’s Representative


The applicant’s representative, attended the hearing and in response to questions advised that:

  • Music would finish at 2230hrs Sunday to Monday, 2300hrs Friday and Saturday and 2315hrs on the last Saturday.
  • There would be 30 minutes brakes between live and recorded music, and no more than 8 hours of music in any one day.
  • The stage location and orientation would be such to have minimum impact on residents.
  • Line-array speakers will be used and directed away from residential properties and towards the sea. These speakers disperse sound only in the direction they are orientated.
  • Parked lorries will be positioned to act as a sound barrier.
  • The music genre will be family, cover and tribute bands.
  • Individual members of the Carnival Committee have been DBS checked inline with their employment, but not separately as a Committee.
  • The under 25yr old policy will be in place.
  • Access to the Den will be controlled.


3.5   Decision


The letters of objection were referred to again and its content considered. It was noted that the latter part of the objection letter raised generic issues and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.