Agenda and minutes
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The sub-committee received a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) concerning an application by Lucy Hannah Readman for the grant of a Premises Licence at 212 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1BS.
The application was presented by Mr M Bell (21st Century Licensing) the applicants licensing consultant. Ms Readman (applicant) together with her business partner, Ms Lyndsey Mower, were also in attendance.
The sub-committee noted that no letters of objection to this application had been received from any of the Responsible Authorities, however, measures had been agreed between Essex Police, the Licensing Authority and the Applicant, should the application be granted. These were included in Appendix 2 to the report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment).
Six representations had however, been received from local residents. Four of those, namely Ms Beecham, Ms Clarke, Mr Hurst and Mr Berry attended and gave evidence at the hearing. Their objections/representations related to concerns of noise and public nuisance.
On the basis of the evidence presented to it, the sub-committee did not consider that the promotion of the licensing objectives would be undermined by the granting of the application, subject to the imposition of further conditions. The sub-committee therefore:
The application be granted, subject to:
(i) The Mandatory Conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment).
(ii) The conditions drawn from the Operating Schedule, together with the conditions agreed between the Essex Police, the Licensing Authority and the Applicant as set out in Appendix 2 to the report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment), subject to the following amendments:
Condition 8 to now read:
“8. All doors and windows (including the ‘hatch’) to remain closed except for access and egress between 18:00 hours and 09:00 hours the following day, to minimise noise breakout.”
Condition 10 to now read:
“10. The external areas shall not be used by patrons between 18.00 and 09:00 hours the next day save for access and egress to the toilet facilities. The chairs on the High Cliff Drive aspect shall be removed. The rear garden shall be rendered inaccessible to patrons by way of rope or barrier.”
(iii) The following additional conditions:
• No more than two people shall be permitted to queue in the outside area for the toilet facilities after 18.00 hours.
• Drinks for consumption in the external areas shall only be served in polycarbonate/plastic and/or toughened glass containers.