Agenda and draft minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 15th September, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Online Meeting

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

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Items
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1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Tracey Homfray, Planning.

 

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence in respect of Myla`s Cocktail Bar, Unit 14 Waterside Industrial Estate, Ettingshall Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 2RQ pdf icon PDF 286 KB

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Minutes:

An application for a Premises Licence in respect of Myla’s Cocktail Bar, Unit 14 Waterside Industrial Estate, Ettingshall Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 2RQ was considered following representations received from the Licensing Authority, West Midlands Police, Planning and Other Persons.

 

The Chair welcomed all parties to the hearing and invited all those present to introduce themselves. All parties did so. He outlined the procedure to be followed and all parties confirmed that they understood the procedure.

 

Anita Chonk, Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer provided an outline of the application. She reported that since the agenda had been published, the Licensing Authority mediation document at Appendix 3 of the Agenda Pack had now been agreed and signed.

 

Mr Patrick Burke, Agent representing the Applicant, Mr Allan Roper, confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application. Mr Patrick Burke did so as per Appendix 1 of the report. He stated the following:

 

  1. Planning consent had been granted in 2018 for a music studio.
  2. Small groups booked the rooms and currently provided their own refreshments.
  3. The purpose of the application was to allow the premises to provide food and drink, in a controlled manner, to those hiring the premises.
  4. The mediation document and revised plan form the Licensing Authority had been agreed and signed.
  5. His client had offered a condition to the Planning Authority but had received no response from them upon this.
  6. It was not clear what West Midlands Police were objecting to.
  7. Prior to lockdown, due to Covid-19, the premises had operated without issue. They had not opened during lockdown so any resident complaints must relate to a nearby skate park.
  8. The applicant was happy to reduce licensable hours so that licensable activities would cease at 23:00 seven days a week.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Burke and his client in relation to his submission.Mr Burke responded to questions asked.

 

The Chair sought legal clarification on the objections submitted by the Planning Authority.

 

Sarah Hardwick, Senior Solicitor, stated that the representations from the Planning Authority were not relevant for licensing purposes and that it was the function of the Planning Authority, not the Licensing Authority, to deal with change of use considerations.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Greg Bickerdike, Licensing Manager, did so as per Appendix 3 of the report. He stated that although some of his concerns had been alleviated through mediation, he still had concerns regarding the premises and suggested that, if granted, off sales should be excluded from the licence and additional conditions should be added.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. Greg Bickerdike responded to questions asked and agreed to produce a list of proposed conditions for all parties to consider.

 

The Chair invited West Midlands Police (WMP) to make representations. Aimee Taylor did so as per Appendix 4 of the report. She stated that the mediation between the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.