Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Tim Row - Principal Committee Officer 


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Apologies for Absence

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There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

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No interests were declared at the meeting.


Cornichon, 109 - 111 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1AD - Application for a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 250 KB

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The sub-committee received a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) concerning an application by Hook & Partners Solicitors, acting on behalf of Regis Entertainment No. 2 Ltd, trading as Cornichon, for the grant of a Premises Licence at 109–111 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1AD.


The application was presented by Mr Hook, the Applicant’s Solicitor.  At the outset of the meeting, the Applicant’s Solicitor confirmed that the name of the premises had changed from “Cornichon” to “Franks”.


The sub-committee noted that representations to this application had been received from Essex Police and the Council’s Environmental Health Team, but these representations were subsequently withdrawn following discussions with the Applicants and the imposition of appropriate measures should the application be granted.  These were included in a supplementary pack which had been circulated prior to the meeting taking place.  This included the amendment by the Applicant, so as to reduce the terminal hours originally sought on Thursdays by one hour. For clarity, the amended application is as follows:


(a) The supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises:

Sundays to Thursdays from 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs.

Friday and Saturday from 10:00hrs to 01:00hrs


(b) The Provisions of or Live & Recorded Music

Sundays to Thursdays from 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs.

Friday and Saturday from 10:00hrs to 01:00hrs


(c) To provide the Provision of Late-Night Refreshment:

Sunday to Thursdays from 23:00hrs to 00:00hrs

Friday and Saturday from 23:00hrs to 01:00hrs.


(d) Hours the premises are open to the Public:

Sunday to Thursdays from 07:00hrs to 00:30hrs.

Friday and Saturday from 07:00hrs to 01:30hrs


Thirteen (13) representations were received from local residents objecting to the application.  One (1) of those objectors subsequently withdrew their representation following communication with the Applicant’s Solicitor.  Four (4) of the objectors, namely Mr Day, Mr Monk, Mrs Milton and Mr Nicholls attended the meeting and gave evidence.  Their objections/representations related to all four of the licensing objectives. 


The objectors’ concerns are summarised as primarily being the potential for crime and disorder and anti-social behaviour from intoxicated persons, including drugs, vomit on the pavement, people urinating on garden walls and sex acts in alleyways; noise, nuisance and disturbance from loud music emanating from and patrons attending the premises which were located in a dense residential area with young families late at night; of anti-social behaviour from intoxicated persons; bottles, glasses and rubbish discarded by people visiting the premises; the belief that the premises may become a bar/club and not a restaurant; noise from taxis and cars parking in the street and parking congestion and traffic and highways safety issues; and the need for such hours late at night.  These concerns were essentially based on the experiences of the previous management of the premises. The eligibility of the application was also questioned on the basis that the post code for the premises as shown on the statutory notices was also incorrect.


At the meeting, concerns were also expressed at the control of smokers outside of the premises and the potential for discarded cigarette  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.


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