Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee - Friday, 16th December, 2022 10.00 am

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

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Apologies for absence

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    An apology for absence was received from Councillor Chivers.


Disclosures of interests

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


    None disclosed.


Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

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    The minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2022 were proposed, seconded and AGREED.


The meeting adjourned between 10:08 – 10:11 to allow Members to read supporting information submitted by the applicant in support of the application before the Committee.


Application for a New Premise Licence - Fusion Trading, Stowe Road, Greatford, Lincolnshire PE9 4PS pdf icon PDF 325 KB

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    Report from the Licensing Officer to determine a new premise licence.

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    That the premises licence for the premises known as Fusion Trading, Stowe Road, Greatford, Lincolnshire PE9 4PS is granted subject to the conditions consistent with the operating schedule accompanying the application and any relevant mandatory conditions.


    The Legal Advisor introduced those present and confirmed who was speaking in respect of the application before the Committee, Gordon Cooper, Legal and Compliance Manager, Roger Lyon, Campus Trading Manager and Ben Whyles, landlord of premises.  It was confirmed that the interested party who had submitted the representation was not present at the meeting.


    The Licensing Officer presented report ENV835 which concerned an application for a new premises licence for the premises known as Fusion Trading, Stowe Road, Greatford.  The application was for the supply of alcohol off the premises between the hours of 08:00 – 22:00, Monday to Sunday.  The application was forwarded to all responsible authorities and no representations were received from any of the responsible authorities.   One representation was received from the public which represented the views of the local parish council and this was appended to the report at Appendix 2. 


    Although Licensing Officers have delegated authority to decide whether a representation is relevant, vexatious, or frivolous, Section 9 of the Revised Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 stated:


    9.9 It is recommended that, in borderline cases, the benefit of the doubt about any aspect of a representation should be given to the person making that representation.  The subsequent hearing would then provide an opportunity for the person or body making the representation to amplify and clarity it.


    Mr Lyon made representation on behalf of Fusion Trading.  Fusion Trading was a global brand and they had 69 stores within the UK and sold alcohol in over 50 of the stores.  There had been no single report of any incidents in any of the stores. The store was being relocated to Stowe Road, Greatford and subject to the granting of the premises licence the licence at the old premises would be surrendered.  The new building had been refitted to the standard high specification and building control had been on site and had given a verbal sign off with regard to the work that had been undertaken.  The premises would be for community use only and gated.


    Reference was made to the planning documentation and the references made within the representation letter.  Regulations changed in 2020 with B1 being replaced by E class use which covered a wide range of uses including restaurants, retail, cafes.  No representation had been made by the Planning Department in respect of the application before the Committee and it had been confirmed that no breaches of planning use were being up held and this had been confirmed with the Licensing Team.


    Clarification was sought with the Legal Advisor in respect of the Planning issues and it was confirmed that the Committee should only be looking at the premises in respect of the Licensing Act 2003.  A question was asked in relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.


Close of meeting

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    The meeting closed at 10:34am.