Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee
Monday, 17th June, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Newton Room, The Guildhall Arts Centre, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Lucy Bonshor 

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Disclosures of interests


Minutes of the meeting held on 23 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 161 KB


Licensing Act 2003: Sub-Committee meeting to decide if a hearing can be dispensed with pdf icon PDF 207 KB

    Report CSL172 by the Licensing Officer.

    Additional documents:




    That a hearing is not necessary in relation to the application to vary the Premise Licence for the premise known as Malthurst Colsterworth, Northbound Service Station, Great North Road, Colsterworth.


    The Licensing Officer presented report CSL172 which related to an application to vary the Premises Licence for the premises known as Malthurst Colsterworth, Northbound Service Station, Great North Road, Colsterworth to include the sale of alcohol 24 hours daily, remove some conditions and replace others.


    As this was the first meeting of the Committee with some Members who were new to the Committee, the Senior Licensing Officer gave a brief background as to why the meeting was to decide if a hearing was required.    Once an application had been accepted by the Licensing Team, legislation did not allow for an application to be amended.  The applicant had been in consultation with the Police and had asked to amend their application form to include additional conditions as recommended by the Police.  The applicant was informed that they would need to submit a new application or the Police needed to make a representation stating their reasons why the representation be considered by the Committee.  Confirmation from both the applicant and the Police had been received stating they were happy with the amendments to the conditions.  It was therefore for the Committee to decide that a hearing was not necessary.


    One Member asked about the changes to the conditions and he was directed to the relevant appendices attached to the report.  He expressed his concern about the availability of alcohol over a 24 hour period which he felt had a detrimental effect on society.   The Chairman stated that each application was dealt with on its own merits and unless there was evidence which undermined the Licensing Objectives, assumptions could not be taken into consideration.  She reiterated that the Police were not against the licence being granted.


    The Legal Advisor referred to both the Licensing Act 2003 and the comprehensive guidance which allowed for reviews to be submitted if it was found that a premises was undermining the Licensing Objectives.


    As agreement had been reached between the Police and the applicant on the wording of the conditions, it was proposed, seconded and agreed that a hearing was not necessary in relation to the variation of the Premise Licence.


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