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There were no Declarations of Interest.
The procedure for hearings at Licensing Panels was noted by all parties.
The application was for a new Premises Licence to permit the following licensable activities;
(1) Sale of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises) 07:00 - 00:00 Monday to Sunday, save for non-standard timings on New Year’s Eve when the terminal hour will be 01:00 on 1st January
(2) Provision of Late Night Refreshment (hot food and drink) (indoors) 23:00 - 00:30 Monday to Sunday, save for non-standard timings on New Year’s Eve when the terminal hour will be 01:30 on 1st January
The Panel noted that the proposal is for the premises, once constructed, to be open to the public from 07:00 – 00:30 Monday to Sunday, save for non-standard timings on New Year’s Eve when the proposed closure is to be 01:30 on 1st January.
The Panel carefully considered all the information presented, both written and oral, from:
together with reference to the appropriate Licensing objectives and provisions under the Licencing Act 2003, the Home Office Guidance issued in respect of the same and having regard to the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy.
At the conclusion of the proceedings all participants present confirmed that they had been given the opportunity to say all they wished to say.
The Panel reached its decision with a view to promoting the four Licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003, being the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm, noting the particular relevance of the prevention of public nuisance objective in this application as a result of the one representation received from a local resident.
The Panel decided that, subject to additional conditions being attached as set out below, there was no reason to believe that granting the licence would have an adverse impact on the promotion of the four licensing objectives and agreed to grant the Licence.
It was understood that the premises had not yet been built and that the current outline planning consent remained subject to final planning approval. However, it was noted that if any element of the internal or external layout changed during planning proceedings, that a licence variation would need to be sought to amend the premises licence.
The Panel received and carefully considered the objector’s writen representation in their absence, which included concern that noise and disturbance at the site would increase as a result of the licence being granted until midnight. The objector raised concern that taxis and pick-ups would add to noise at the site.
It was recognised that although the proposed building for the premises had not yet been constructed, if and when built it would be located in a new housing development of around 1500 properties on the old Transport Research Laboratory site in Crowthorne, a number of which were already built and occupied. The Panel noted the applicant’s expectation that, as the premises would primarily be serving these nearby ... view the full minutes text for item 19.