Agenda and minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 10.00 am, NEW

Venue: Online Meeting

Contact: Donna Cope, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01902 554452 Email:  donna.cope@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Note: Please note this meeting willbe conducted in line with the The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. 

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1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

The Chair stated that on 6 April 2020 he received a call from Mrs Bates, a local resident who had submitted representations against the application. Mrs Bates enquired whether the hearing would take place and the Chair informed her that as he was likely to be on the decision making panel, he could not discuss the issue with her.

 

The Chair confirmed that their conversation had not prejudiced the hearing in any way.

 

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Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence in respect of Roma Wines, 55 Pendeford Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV6 9EH pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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Minutes:

An application for a Variation of a Premises Licence in respect of Roma Wines, 55 Pendeford Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV6 9EH was considered following representations received from the Licensing Authority and Other Persons.

 

Jaswinder Kaur, Democratic Services Manager, welcomed all parties to the hearing and explained that the meeting would be conducted in line with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. She invited all parties to introduce themselves and all parties did so.

 

The Chair welcomed all parties to the hearing 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. Ms Prabhpreet Singh, Applicant’s daughter and representative,

confirmed that the summary provided was accurate.

 

The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application.

 

Ms Prabhpreet Singh, Applicant’s daughter and representative, did so as per Appendix 1 of the report. She acknowledged the representations that had been received and stated the following:

 

  1. Noise nuisance had not necessarily been caused by Roma Wines and there had been no noise complaints about the premises since the Applicant had taken over in 2017;
  2. The premises had traded beyond the permitted hours on one occasion only. The applicant was sorry and said it had been a mistake;
  3. A petition had been obtained containing the signatures of 100 people who supported the application for extended hours;
  4. The premises were in a parade of shops and therefore in a business, not residential area;
  5. The hours applied for were not excessive;
  6. The four Licensing Objectives would be promoted with the use of CCTV, flood lighting and Challenge 25 policy;
  7. Parking issues had not been caused by Roma Wines;
  8. West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service had no concerns;
  9. The Applicant was unaware of any break-ins in the area and there had been none at the premises;
  10. The extended hours would not have a detrimental impact on the community.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Ms Prabhpreet Singh in relation to her submission.

 

Ms Prabhjeet Singh and Mr Jarmanjit Singh, Applicant’s husband,

responded to questions asked. They stated that the other businesses along the parade closed around 10pm and confirmed that the applicant was willing to reduce the hours applied for.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Elaine Moreton, Section Leader Licensing, did so as per Appendix 4 of the report.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. Elaine Moreton responded to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited Other Persons to make representations.

 

Mrs Caroline Bates, local resident, did so as per Appendix 5 of the report. She stated that the premises regularly traded beyond the hours permitted by the licence and continued to do so after Licensing Compliance Officers had attended the premises in February 2020.

 

She further stated that the petition referred to by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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