Agenda and minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 5, Ground Floor - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Kirsty Tuffin, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01902 552873 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Licensing Act 2003 - Premises Licence Application in Respect of Crazy Gin, Unit 41, 4 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3NP pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Additional documents:


An application for a Premises Licence in respect of Crazy Gin, Unit 41, 4 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3NP was considered following

representations received from Licensing Authority.


The Chair led round-table introductions and outlined the procedure to be followed. All parties confirmed that they understood the procedure.


Debra Craner, Section Leader – Licensing, provided an outline of the application and confirmed that the premises was situated within a Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ).


Mr Bruce Nagra, Premises License Applicant, confirmed that the summary provided was accurate.


The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application. Mr Bruce Nagra did so as per Appendix 1 of the report. He advised that he had held a Premises License for a similar premises: Victoria Works, 4-5 Victoria Street, WV1 4LG and had operated since 2016.

Mrs Nagra, Business Partner of the applicant, left the Licensing Sub-Committee at 2:25.


Mr Nagra advised that he had additional documentation for the Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee to consider. The additional information included further information on how the four Licensing Objectives would be upheld if the Premises License be granted.


Sarah Hardwick confirmed that in accordance with the Licensing Act (Hearings) Regulations 2005 the Licensing Sub-Committee may take into account documentary information produced by a party in support of their application either before the hearing or, with the consent of all the other parties, at the hearing.


The Chair asked the Licensing Authority if they wanted to adjourn the Hearing to allow them time to view the additional documentation. Ms Elaine Moreton, representative from Licensing Authority, as responsible Authority, agreed to this.


The Sub-Committee adjourned at 14:45 hours.

The Hearing reconvened at 15:10 hours.


The Chair asked the Licensing Authority if they would accept the additional information to be considered by the Sub-Committee. Ms Elaine Moreton agreed to accept the additional information from the applicant.


Copies of the additional documents were distributed to all parties by Kirsty Tuffin, Democratic Services Officer.


The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Nagra in relation to his submission.


Mr Nagra responded to questions asked.


Sarah Hardwick referred to the email from West Midlands Police and pointed out that they had not made a relevant representation.


The applicant confirmed that he was happy to accept West Midlands Police conditions at Appendix 5. Mr Nagra advised that he wished to remove the request for late night refreshments and alcohol off the application.


The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Mrs Elaine Moreton did so outlining representations detailed at Appendix 4.


The Chair invited all parties present to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. Mrs Moreton provided responses to questions asked.


Councillor Rita Potter left the Sub-Committee at 16:30pm.


Mrs Nagra, Business Partner of the applicant, re-joined the Licensing Sub-Committee.


Sarah Hardwick, Senior Solicitor on behalf of the Council, advised that the hearing could continue with two Councillors and if it did so two would make a quorum but Councillor Potter would not be permitted to take part  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.