Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

47.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE

The Chair will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out under Note 5 on the previous page.

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Officer advised the meeting of the procedure.

48.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

Minutes:

There were none.

49.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to indicate:

(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest,  (as defined in Part 2, A and B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests)

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officeror a member of his staff before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.

Minutes:

There were none.

50.

TO ANNOUNCE ANY URGENT BUSINESS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

Minutes:

There was none.

51.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 26TH OCTOBER 2017 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

These were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

52.

LICENSING PROCEDURE

The Chair will, if required, explain the licensing procedure.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair drew attention to the procedure to be followed for the next two items of business.

53.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE FOR SUGO, 66 WALCOT STREET, BATH BA1 5BD pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The applicant not being in attendance, despite having confirmed that he would attend, the Sub-Committee RESOLVED to exercise its discretion under Regulation 20(2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearing) Regulations 2005 to defer the hearing of this application until 10.00 am, 23rd November 2017, in the Guildhall, Bath, and that the Senior Public Protection Officer should immediately notify the parties of the new date, time and place of the hearing in accordance with Regulation 20 (4).

 

Reasons

 

Members had before them an application for a new premises licence for Sugo, 66 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BD.

 

The Applicant was not in attendance and so Members considered Regulation 20 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 which deals with failure of the parties to attend the hearing.

 

Members heard from the Senior Public Protection Officer that the applicant had given notice in writing of his attendance at the hearing.

 

In the exercise of their discretion under Regulation 20 members determined it to be necessary in the public interest to adjourn the hearing to 23rd November 2017. Members formed the view that it was in the public interest for the applicant to be in attendance so that they could hear what he had to say in relation to the application; so that they could question him and that the interested parties could question him.

54.

APPLICATION TO VARY THE PREMISES LICENCE FOR WALCOT HOUSE, 90B WALCOT STREET, BATH BA1 5BG pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

Applicant: Red House (Bath) Ltd, represented by Debbie and Martin Still

 

Other Person: Eric Howard

 

The parties confirmed that they had received and understood the procedure to be followed for the hearing.

 

The Senior Public Protection Officer presented the report. The Sub-Committee noted:

 

·  That the premises were located within the Cumulative Impact Area.

 

·  The details of the variation contained in paragraph 5.3 of the report.

 

·  The additional conditions offered by the applicant listed in paragraph 5.4 of the report.

 

·  That representations had been received from other persons relating to the licensing objectives of the prevention of public nuisance and the prevention of crime and disorder.

 

·  That no representations had been received from the Responsible Authorities.

 

·  That the applicant had consulted the Police before submitting the application and included all the conditions recommended by the Police to prevent any addition to the cumulative impact of licensed premises in the area.

 

Mrs Still stated her case. She said that she and her husband had had 25 years’ experience as licensees. They had made a speciality of reviving licensed premises that had failed or were failing. They had taken on two premises, including one that had been shut and boarded up, and had turned them into national award winners. They had taken over premises in central areas and had come up with a formula that worked. At Walcot House they wanted to offer a diverse experience and not to cater just for a limited clientele, as the premises had previously done. They wanted to offer fitness classes during the day and talks and other events in the evening. She had spoken to a professor at Bath University who thought that the premises would provide excellent opportunities to give talks in a relaxed environment. They wanted to offer film nights, product launches and live bands. There would also be a cocktail bar to provide a more mature client base somewhere to relax. There would also be an extensive range of food available. The premises were large, and would be a good place for people to hire to put on events. The Night Surfers would come to perform at the premises in December. They originally were booked for another venue ten miles away; they had previously been unable to come to Bath, because there was no suitable venue. The premises would offer food and entertainment in a magical space. She believed that the premises would bring great advantages to Bath. Their research had indicated that night clubs in Bath were predominantly targeted at the student market. They thought that there were older clients who enjoyed entertainment and bands, but did not feel comfortable with some of the night clubs at the moment, and they wanted to create something softer and more interesting for those clients, where they could listen to music but still be able to have a conversation.

 

Before submitting the application they had met the Police Licensing Officer, because they were very aware of the concerns of residents. They had a strong moral  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.