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Councillors McCloskey and Wilkinson
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131 The Promenade, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1NW
The Licensing Officer, Phil Cooper, explained that an application to vary a premises licence was received on 8 August 2017 from 131 The Promenade Limited in respect of 131 The Promenade, Promenade,Cheltenham,GL50 1NW. The variation was to amend the permitted times for licensable activities as outlined in paragraph 1.2 of the report. He reported that during the statutory consultation no representations had been made from the responsible authorities and 8 representations were received from other people as summarised in Appendix E. He referred to the model core hours for licensable activities listed in Table 1 at paragraph 5.25 and stated that on the basis that the terminal hour was 3am it complied with the policy and a decision should be taken on the merits of the application and the focus on the promotion of the four statutory licensing objectives of
In response to a question by a Member the Licensing Officer confirmed that neither the licensing department nor the police had received any complaints about the premises. A Member asked that in view of the fact that the premises was expanding to the adjoining buildings whether those premises would be covered by the licence under consideration. It was confirmed by the Licensing Officer that should the owners wish to include these buildings as part of the licensed premise there would be a requirement for a new licensing application which would be subject to the statutory consultation process.
There were no questions to the applicant and the objectors had no questions to the licensing officer.
Mrs Paulette Faulkener as objector to the application was invited to address the Licensing Committee on behalf of local residents. She referred to the licensing objectives and explained that this was a residential area and the noise from the establishment would be intrusive. The consumption of alcohol outdoors between 2am and 3am would create a disturbance and would be tantamount to a public nuisance. She highlighted that this was a conservation area where residents were not allowed to install double glazing in their properties. She questioned why alcohol consumption outside was necessary and concern was expressed that if the premises were extended to include 129 and 131 the Promenade there would be more space available for customers and as a result the noise levels heard from Imperial Square from music and voices would increase. She requested that the current outside area should not be expanded to include space from 129. The current hours should also not be extended as the increase in the number of people and increase in noise levels could lead to crime and disorder and public nuisance in the area.
She referred to paragraph 5.2.5 of the report and the core hours. Earlier closing would mean less alcohol consumed outdoors and less disturbance to residents. She referred to paragraph 6.11 of the report and requested that a condition be imposed that the doors and windows ... view the full minutes text for item 3.