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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.


Mad Dogs & Englishmen Interior Ltd, 1349-1353 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2AB - Application to Vary a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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The sub-committee received a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) concerning an application by Mad Dog & Englishmen Interiors Ltd for the variation of a Premises Licence at Mad Dogs & Englishmen Interiors Ltd, 1349-1353 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2AB.  The variation sought to amend the existing Premises Licence by extending the permitted hours for recorded music, late night refreshment and the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises on Fridays and Saturdays from 22:00hrs to 24:00hrs.  All other times and conditions on the licence would remain unchanged.


The application was presented by the Applicant, Ms Gill Hazell (Director) and Mr Justin Hazell (Designated Premises Supervisor).


The sub-committee noted that no letters of objection to this application had been received from any of the Responsible Authorities, although an amendment to an existing condition had been agreed between the Applicant and Essex Police should the application be granted.  This related to the retention of the records when SIA door staff would be required at the premises for 3 months rather than the existing requirement of 31 days.


A letter of representation had been received from Leigh Town Council and Thirteen (13) representations had been received from local residents, objecting to the application.  Councillor Cracknell attended the meeting and gave evidence on behalf of Leigh Town Council. One (1) of the residents, namely Mr Haden also attended the hearing and gave evidence.


The objections/representations related to all four of the licensing objectives. In particular, these can be summarised as follows: the potential increase for noise and disturbance to residents in the residential streets behind the premises and in the vicinity later into the night; parking by patrons in residential streets; the potential for noise, litter and anti-social behaviour by intoxicated persons and the exposure of this to children and disturbance to their sleep; the attraction of underage teenagers to the anti-social behaviour by late-night activities; there are no other licensed premises open to midnight in the area and this is unacceptable in a residential area causing disturbance to children and families by people leaving the premises; the creation of more rubbish left to the side of the premises; patrons from the premises drinking in the residential streets; noise generated by clearing up and using the bins later into the evening; potential confrontation between patrons of the premises and residents over noise, nuisance and poor parking could lead to violence and upset; concerns of the premises becoming a cocktail bar by stealth.


Other issues included the current application is out of keeping with the current establishment and business model and is not necessary; the application is inconsistent with planning permission for the premises and a change of planning permission should be required; cars parking on double yellow lines causing a hazard and inconsiderate parking in the neighbouring residential street by patrons and staff; increased pressure on existing parking pressures; breaches of planning regulations regarding the siting of steel haulage containers.

The sub-committee listened to all the evidence and submissions and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 748.


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