Agenda and minutes
Venue: Pittville Room - Municipal Offices
Contact: Sophie McGough, Democracy Officer
Election of Chair and Vice Chair
The sub-committee nominated Councillor Collins to chair the meeting.
There were no apologies.
Declarations of interest
There were no declarations of interest.
DECLARATIONS OF SITE VISITS
Councillor Parsons declared that he had visited the site.
The minutes of the last meeting were signed as a correct record.
Dunkertons Cider, Dowdeswell Park, London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6UT
The Licensing Officer introduced the report which had been circulated with the agenda. He explained that an application had been made by Dunkertons Cider Co Ltd in respect of Dowdeswell Park, London Road, Cheltenham to authorise the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, every day from 10:00 - 23:00 and for the performance of live and recorded music indoors and outdoors, every day from 10:00 - 22:00.
He reported that during the statutory consultation process, no representations had been received from any of the responsible authorities. However, Gloucestershire Constabulary had agreed conditions with the applicant which were outlined at section 3.3 of the report.Seven representations had also been received from other people with concerns raised about public nuisance, public safety and crime and disorder.
He advised the sub-committee that they could:
· Grant the application subject to such conditions as the sub-committee considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives; or
· Refuse all or part of the application.
The Chair welcomed the group and explained that as the licensing authority they had a duty to promote the four statutory licensing objectives, which were:
· The prevention of crime and disorder;
· Public safety;
· The prevention of public nuisance; and
· The protection of children from harm.
He proceeded to invite the applicants, Chris Connor, the Group Operations Manager for the Lucky Onion and Jeremy Benson the Managing Director of Dunkerton’s Cider to speak in support of their application. They explained that:
· They ran tours around the cidery, whereby people had the opportunity to purchase cider, there was also a shop attached to the cidery which sold bottled cider. The opening times of the shop were from 10am-6pm;
· They did not intend to run an all day drinking establishment, they had applied for a licence from 10:00-23:00 as they wished to have flexibility in order to react to market needs;
· They intended to host corporate and themed events inside and outside of the premises;
· They wanted the flexibility to run tours at short notice and not be restricted by Temporary Events Notices for which they could only obtain a certain number each year;
· They had held a press event at the premises 3 weeks previous in conjunction with Battledown Brewery and had monitored the sound levels during this event. They confirmed that the overriding sound was that of passing traffic;
· The applicant confirmed that they had 24 hour security on the site and CCTV was installed in the shop;
· They marketed their produce at a certain type of clientele and the shop also sold an array of meats and cheeses;
· The applicants explained that it was never their intention to upset the neighbours and they were happy to work with them to resolve any issues.
The Licensing Officer offered the following responses to Members’ questions:
· You must submit a temporary event notice (TEN) at least 10 clear working days before your event and the event must have no more than 499 people. A single premises can have ... view the full minutes text for item 6.