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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2019
The Minutes of the meeting held on 19 September, 2019 were approved as a correct record 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 roles.
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 Officer’s Report
The Sub-Committee considered an application for a premises licence variation for The Ferry Boat Inn to allow for:
· The removal of the following parts of Annex 2:
1) On licence with supper hours – all parts 1 to 9.
2) Public entertainments licence conditions – parts 1 to 42.
· Removal of the following part of Annex 3:
1) No amplified music to be played in the beer garden.
· Addition of the following to Annex 2:
1) That the performance of live amplified music be permitted up to 12 times per year in the outside beer garden.
2) These performances must not commence weekly but will be allowed to commence bi weekly (every other week).
Conditions had been agreed with the Environmental Health Officer that a sound limiter would be set at a level agreed by Environmental Health, and that the applicant would also look at the live music bookings and put suitable entertainment in the garden, such as quieter duo’s & trio’s that don’t use drum kits to help prevent any disturbances to local residents.
The Council has received 28 representations of objection, on the grounds of public nuisance, in particular loud music. An objector was present at the Hearing.
The Council has received 30 representations in support of the application on the grounds that the applicants had improved the pub and live music was a
big part of the village which improved the area and made it one people wanted to visit. The applicant and a supporter were present at the hearing.
3.4 Address by interested parties
The objector submitted objections on the grounds of public nuisance as a result of amplified music in the Beer Garden which would impact negatively on residents who live in close proximity to the premises and also further away too for example Ringmore, as the sound would travel. There were several factors which affected sound decibels such as air temperature and wind direction making monitoring sound level difficult. The objector stated that there were many suitable acts that did not amplify their music that the premises could engage for outside entertainment. Objectors did not oppose the playing of ... view the full minutes text for item 3.