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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN
To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.
Councillor P. Smith chaired the meeting.
Report of the Licensing Officer considering the application for a grant of a premises licence at the Drink King, 25 Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 7QR.
Introduction and Procedure
The purpose of the meeting was to consider an application for the grant of a premises licence for 25 Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 7QR. The application seeks a licence for the Sale and supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises Monday-Thursday 07:00-00:00, Friday–Sunday 07:00–01:00 with the same premises opening times.
The Licence Hearing is as a result of the Licensing Authority receiving three formal written relevant representations against the application within the 28 day consultation period. The representations against the application have been submitted under the Licensing Act 2003 on the statutory grounds of:
· Prevention of crime and disorder
· Public Safety
· Prevention of public nuisance
· Protection of children from harm
The report of the Licensing Officer, the variation application and supporting documents, along with written representations had been previously circulated.
Report of the Licensing Officer
The Licensing Officer presented the report, explaining that the representations received had been judged as appropriate. One had been received from North Mymms Parish Council and two from members of the public.
The officer noted that the representation received from the parish council, whilst expressing concerns about crime and disorder and public nuisance, also included views regarding parking, additional vehicle movement and the fact that there is already an off licence in the area. Members of the panel were advised that these matters do not relate to the licensing objectives so should not be taken into account when coming to a decision regarding the application.
The representations from the members of the public expressed concerns about the potential for nuisance to the residents situated above the premises, the likelihood of theft from the premises, and the proposed opening hours coinciding with school times; children from two local schools potentially passing the premises on their way to school
The licensing officer also explained that a petition against the grant of the premises licence had been received but that it had been determined to be invalid.
The officer explained to the hearing the choices available to the panel:
· To grant the licence as proposed.
· To modify the conditions of the licence by altering or omitting or adding to them (and for this purpose the conditions of the licence are modified if any of them is altered or omitted or any new condition is added).
· To exclude any of the licensable activities to which the application relates.
· To refuse to specify a person in the licence as the designated premises supervisor.
· To reject the whole of the application or part of it.
The licensing authority may grant an application subject to different conditions in respect of:
· Different parts of the premises concerned
· Different licensable activities
M. Kilic, NARTS Licensing Team spoke as the representative for the applicant.
He opened by stating that the applicant wishes to change the requested opening hours of the premises: the application requested an opening time of 7am but this is now changed to 8am each day.
He confirmed that the proposed ... view the full minutes text for item 12.