Agenda and minutes
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Contact: Tim Row - Principal Committee Officer
Apologies for Absence
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Declarations of Interest
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The Sub-Committee received a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) concerning an application by Mutiny in the Park Limited for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect to Oktoberfest, Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea.
The application was presented by the applicant’s Operations Manager, Mr N. Roberts. In response to questions from the sub-committee the Operations Manager agreed that the overall numbers would not exceed 2924 and also agreed to provide residents’ within the immediate area of Priory Park with a leaflet/letter containing a telephone number to contact if they have any concerns during this event and future Oktoberfest events.
The Sub-Committee noted that no letters of objection to this application had been received from any of the Responsible Authorities, although measures had been agreed between the applicant, the Licensing Authority and the Council’s Environmental Protection Team should the application be granted. These were set out in Appendix 2 to the report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place).
One representation had however been received from a local resident. The objector did not attend the hearing. The resident’s concerns mainly related to one of the Licensing Objectives, namely the prevention of public nuisance, in particular noise nuisance, as Priory Park was located near a residential area.
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 be granted subject to:
(i) The Mandatory Conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place);
(ii) The amended/additional conditions agreed by the Environmental Protection Team and the Licensing Authority, set out in Appendix 2 to the report.