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DETAILS OF DECISION TAKEN
In arriving at its decision, the Sub-Committee took into account the relevant representations submitted verbally and in writing. The Sub-Committee was also made aware that the following were relevant:
Guildford Borough Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy
· Section 4 – (Fundamental Principles)
· Section 11 - (Licensing Hours)
· Section 12.4 – (Public Nuisance)
Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003
· Paragraphs 2.15 – 2.21 – Public Nuisance
· Paragraphs 9.31 - 9.41 – Hearings
· Paragraphs 9.42 - 9.44 – Determining actions that are appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives
· Paragraphs 10.1-10.66 – Conditions attached to premises licences.
The Sub-Committee received a report from the Licensing Officer who stated that the application was to vary the hours for the sale of alcohol permitted by the Premises Licence for Corkage, 60 Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3UA. The licence was first granted by the Licensing Sub-Committee on the 23 November 2015. The licence allowed for both On and Off Sales. The variation to the operating hours was as follows:
Monday – Tuesday remains, as is 11am – 10pm
Wednesday – Saturday was 11am – 10pm, proposed to be 11am – 11pm
Sundays was 12pm – 5pm, proposed to be 11am – 5pm
The current licence had both mandatory and additional conditions linked to the operating schedule, these included conditions imposed on the granting of the licence by the Licensing Sub-Committee at a hearing on 23 November 2015. The exemption afforded under the Live Music Act 2012, removed recorded music as a licensable activity between the hours of 0800hrs to 2300hrs.
The licence holder had since submitted one valid minor variation application to adjust hours of operation at the premises from 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm Sunday to 11am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm Sunday.
The previous application was correctly advertised in accordance with the act, receiving one objection from Caroline Scott Plummer. After consideration of the objection, operating history of the premises and further consultation with responsible authorities, the variation was granted by delegation at officer level.
Prior to submitting this full variation application, the applicant requested that consideration to allowing another minor variation to adjust the operating hours be allowed.
Whilst the minor variation process can be used to vary hours up to 11pm, the applicant was directed to submit a full variation application on this occasion as Officers considered the combined effect of a series of applications to alter the licence may give local residents concerns.
No objections to the current application had been received from Responsible Authorities. One objection had been received, on the grounds of public nuisance, particularly in relation to activities regarding the operation of the premises. One further representation had been received by a resident who indicated that the premises was well run but recommended that the courtyard was restricted to limited hours of use.
The Sub-Committee was reminded that they must consider the application for the grant of ... view the full minutes text for item 8.