Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee - Friday, 17th September, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Register of attendance and apologies for absence

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    Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Harrish Bisnauthsing, Rosemary Kaberry-Brown, Jane Kingman and Lee Steptoe. All other Members of the Committee were present, as expected.


Disclosures of interests

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    Members are asked to disclose any interests in matters for consideration at the meeting.


    No disclosures of interest were made.


Minutes of the meeting held on 13 August 2021 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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    The minutes of the meeting of the Alcohol, Entertainment and Light Night Refreshment Licensing Committee held on 13 August 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.


Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Premises Licence - Jorge Fine Foods, The Grange, Unit 2, School Lane, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, NG32 2ES pdf icon PDF 253 KB

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    Report by the Licensing Officer.

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    The Licensing Officer presented report number ENV 790 relating to an application for a new  premises licence for Jorge Fine Foods, The Grange, Unit 2, School Lane, Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire, NG32 2ES. The application was for the supply of alcohol 10:00-22:30 Monday to Thursday & Sunday, 10:00-00:30 Friday & Saturday, the provision of Live music 18:00-23:30, Monday to Sunday and late night Refreshments 23:00-00:30, Friday to Sunday.


    It was reported that several objections had been received, numerous of which had been later withdrawn, the remaining objection mainly related to noise from music and guests entering and leaving the premises. No representations were received from Lincolnshire Police, Environmental Health, or from any other responsible authority, however, an observation had been received from the Planning Authority indicating that planning permission for a change of use would be required.


    The Chairman invited Members of the Committee to ask any questions regarding Licensing Officer’s report and provided the same opportunity to the applicants.


    The Chairman invited the applicants to present their application to the Committee. The following points were noted as part of their presentation:


    ·       The premises was to be used for a Deli Business.

    ·       The applicants had experience of owning other food related businesses.

    ·       The applicants aim was to operate on a small clientele basis.


    Further to questions from Members to the applicant, it was noted that the premises would adhere to the Challenge25 Policy, and it was confirmed that the premises was approximately 70sq.ft envisaging approximately 20 people present in the premises at any one time. It was noted that the applicants would offer flexible opening hours and services in response to customer demand of the community. The applicant confirmed that parking for visitors would be available in the courtyard which would be shared with another business. The applicant reassured the Committee that they would not have loud music playing late at night.


    A concern was raised by Members regarding issuing a license before planning permission was granted for the premises. The Legal Officer present informed the Committee that planning issues are separate to licensing, however there would be an informative note on any grant of the Licence reminding the applicant that planning permission would be required for change of use, prior to opening the premises as a deli business.


    As a closing statement, the Licensing Officer reminded the Committee that, where relevant representations were made, the Licensing Authority must hold a hearing to consider them, unless the authority, the applicant and each person who had made such representation agree that a hearing was not necessary. In having regard to the representations, the Authority could take one of the following steps it considered necessary for the promotion of the Licensing Objectives: 


    ·       Grant the licence subject to conditions that were consistent with the operating schedule, modified to the extent that the Committee considered appropriate for the promotion of the Licensing Objectives and any mandatory conditions that must be included under the Licensing Act 2003.

    ·       Exclude from the scope of the licence a licensable activity to which  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.


Any other business which the Chairman, by reason of special circumstances, decides is urgent.

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    No other business was considered.


    The meeting closed at 10:55.



Close of meeting

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    The Chairman closed the meeting at