Agenda and minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 10th March, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: will be held virtually via Microsoft teams (if you wish to observe this meeting please contact Committee.services@blaenau-gwent.go.uk)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so.  A simultaneous translation will be provided if requested.

 

Minutes:

It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.

 

2.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

 

3.

Declaration of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

 

4.

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 285 KB

To consider the Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee held on 3rd February, 2022.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 3rd February, 2022.

 

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Statutory Licensing
Sub-Committee be confirmed as a true record of proceedings.

 

5.

Licensing Act 2003 – New Premises Licence –The Venue Convenience Store, Commonwealth Road, Garnlydan, Ebbw Vale pdf icon PDF 406 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Licensing Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Senior Licensing Officer.

 

The Applicant was introduced to Officers and Members of the Committee and the Team Manager – Trading Standards and Licensing outlined the process to be followed at the meeting.

At the invitation of the Chair the Team Manager – Trading Standards and Licensing advised that the report informed the Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee of representations received in respect of an application for a new premises licence at The Venue Convenience Store, Commonwealth Road, Garnlydan, Ebbw Vale in order to enable the Sub-Committee to determine the application in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.

 

The Team Manager advised that the application was submitted on 20th January, 2022 by Mr. Sunny Singh Sangha for a new premises licence at the premises at The Venue Convenience Store, Commonwealth Road, Garnlydan, Ebbw Vale. The convenience store was located inside ‘The Venue’ club building and permission had been granted by the Council’s Planning Team to reconfigure the internal area of existing club building to allow the convenience store to be incorporated.

 

 

 

The Team Manager continued that an application to vary the existing premises licence in respect of the club to identify this change had also been submitted to the Licensing Team for determination. As a result of the reconfiguration the existing club would retain its original entrance at the side of the building and the new convenience store would have a new entrance at the front of the building. There would be no access to either licensed premises from the other.

 

The Team Manager advised that the Applicant wished to provide licensable activities, supply of alcohol at the premises Monday to Sunday between the hours of 08.00 am – 10.00 pm. The proposed opening times of the premises would be Monday to Sunday
08.00 am – 10.00 pm.

 

In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, as part of the consultation process, the Applicant had a duty to send copies of the application to Responsible Authorities. Therefore, consultation has been carried out with Gwent Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Immigration Service, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Trading Standards, Licensing Enforcement Officers, Planning, Environmental Health, Social Services departments and Aneurin Bevan Health Board. In addition, the Applicant placed a notice of the application at the premises for 28 days to enable Other Persons, i.e. local residents and businesses, to make representations, a notice was placed on the authorities website, also a notice was also published in the Gwent Gazette within 10 days of the date the application was received. There had been no representations received from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Immigration Service, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Trading Standards, Licensing Enforcement Officers, Planning and Environmental Health. However, it was noted that representations had been received from Gwent Police.

 

The Team Manager advised that the representations made by Gwent Police had been withdrawn as the Applicant agreed to include the conditions recommended by Gwent Police as detailed in the report.

 

 

 

 

 

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6.

Licensing Act 2003 – Variation of Premises Licence – The Venue, Commonwealth Road, Garnlydan, Ebbw Vale pdf icon PDF 401 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Licensing Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Senior Licensing Officer.

 

The Team Manager – Trading Standards and Licensing advised that the report informed the Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee of representations received in respect of an application for the variation of a premises licence at The Venue, Commonwealth Road, Garnlydan, Ebbw Vale in order to enable the Sub-Committee to determine the application in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003. The application was submitted on 20th January, 2022 by Mr Sunny Singh Sangha, for the variation of a premises licence at the premises The Venue, Commonwealth Road, Garnlydan, Ebbw Vale. The current premises licence had been in place since 2005 and the Team Manager noted the licensable activities as detailed in the report.

 

The Team Manager advised that the proposed variation was in relation to the change of layout to The Venue to accommodate the reduction in the size of licensed area. It was noted that planning permission had been agreed and there would be no change in operating hours. The entrances for the store and club would be different and neither would be adjoining to allow access from either place.

 

In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, as part of the consultation process, the applicant has a duty to send copies of the application to Responsible Authorities. Therefore, consultation has been carried out with Gwent Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Immigration Service, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Trading Standards, Licensing Enforcement Officers, Planning, Environmental Health, Social Services departments and Aneurin Bevan Health Board. In addition, the applicant placed a notice of the application at the premises, for 28 days to enable Other Persons, i.e. local residents and businesses, to make representations. A notice was placed on the authorities website, also a notice was also published in the Gwent Gazette within 10 days of the date the application was received.

 

The Team Manager noted that no representations were received from Gwent Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Immigration Service, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Trading Standards, Licensing Enforcement Officers, Planning, Social Services departments and Aneurin Bevan Health Board. It was reported that representations had been received from Environmental Health as detailed in the report and these had been agreed by the applicant.

 

There were representations received from two ‘other persons’ as heard in relation to the previously application.

 

In considering this application, the sub-committee must take account of the provisions in the Licensing Act 2003, in particular, the licensing objectives which are:-

 

· The prevention of crime and disorder

· Public safety

· The prevention of public nuisance

· The protection of children from harm.

 

The guidance issued by the Home Office under section 182 of the Act and the Council’s licensing policy must be taken into account when considering this application.

 

The Options for Recommendation was outlined as detailed in the report which was to be determined by the Sub-Committee.

 

The Chair invited the Applicant to present his case.

 

The Applicant’s representative noted the application which had been presented  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.