Agenda and minutes
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The sub-committee received a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) concerning an application by Mr Stavros Skaperos for the grant of a premises licence in respect of 60-62 Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7JX.
The application was presented by Mr West, the applicant’s representative. Mr S Skaperos (applicant), together with his nephew, were in attendance at the hearing.
The sub-committee noted that no letters of objection to this application had been received from any of the Responsible Authorities, although conditions had been agreed between the applicant, the Police, the Council’s Environmental Protection Team and the Licensing Authority should the application be granted.
One objection had however, been received to the application from Mr Paul, a local resident. Mr Paul attended the hearing and gave evidence. His concerns mainly related to two of the Licensing Objectives, namely the prevention of crime and disorder and prevention of public nuisance, as the premises was located in a residential area.
At the hearing, the applicant offered additional conditions to address these concerns.
The sub-committee listened to all the evidence and submissions, and read all the documents. It had regard to the Statutory Guidance Notes and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy. The sub-committee further considered the four licensing objectives namely the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.
On the basis of the evidence presented to it, the sub-committee considered that the licensing objectives and the objector’s concerns would be adequately addressed by the conditions imposed on the licence. The sub-committee therefore:
That the application for a premises licence in respect of 60-62 Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7JX be granted, subject to the following:-
(i) The Mandatory Conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place);
(ii) The conditions set out in Appendix 2 to the report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) subject to the following amendments:-
Condition 1 to now read:
1. Alcohol (on sales) may only be consumed with food and, with the exception of the “special occasions” specified in Condition 2 below, shall only be served to persons who are seated at tables.
Condition 2 to now read:
2. There shall be a minimum of 20 covers on the ground floor and 50 on the first floor laid out at all times save for on ‘Special Occasions’. These Special Occasions may only take place on the first floor of the premises and shall not exceed 12 occasions a year which may be used for celebratory private events. Special Occasions shall be notified by email to The Licensing Authority and Essex Police at least 14 days in advance and a written record shall also be kept on the premises. The written record shall include the date of the event, the name and address of party who made the booking and the anticipated number of persons attending. ‘Special Occasions’ are defined as one trading day.
(iii) The following additional conditions: ... view the full minutes text for item 958.