Agenda and minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Donna Cope, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01902 554452 Email:

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Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.



Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a premises licence in respect of North Sun, 22 Worcester Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4LD pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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An application for a Premises Licence in respect of North Sun, 22 Worcester Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4LD was considered following representations received from the Licensing Authority.


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


Elizabeth Gregg, Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer, provided an outline of the application. Ms Ausra Olubiene, Applicant, confirmed that the summary provided was accurate.


The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application.


Ms Ausra Olubiene did so as per Appendix 1 of the report. She explained that the business had been operating successfully as a banqueting suite for the past few years and she now wanted to expand the business further.


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


Ms Olubiene responded to questions asked.


The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Mrs Elaine Moreton, Section Leader Licensing, did so as per Appendix 3 of the report. She stated that prior to the Hearing, she and the Applicant had mediated, and the Applicant had agreed for additional conditions to be added to the licence. Mrs Moreton confirmed that if these conditions were added to the licence she no longer had any concerns.


A copy of the agreed conditions was tabled by the Democratic Services Officer.


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 all parties present to make their final address.


Ms Olubiene and Mrs Moreton made a final statement.


All interested parties, with the exception of the Solicitor and the Democratic Services Officer, withdrew from the meeting to enable the Sub-Committee to determine the matter.


All interested parties were invited back to the meeting and the Chair advised them of the decision of the Sub-Committee, which was read out by the Solicitor.




The Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee had taken note of all written concerns raised in respect of the application for a premises licence for North Sun, 22 Worcester Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4LD. They had listened to the arguments of those who had spoken at the hearing, both for and against the application.

The Sub-Committee had considered the written and spoken representations from the Applicant and the Licensing Authority as Responsible Authority.

The Sub-Committee had heard from the Applicant within their submissions that they had mediated with the Responsible Authorities and agreed for further conditions to be included on the licence.

In considering all of the submissions and all of the circumstances of the application, the legislation and relevant guidance, the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision was to grant a licence pursuant to the application as applied for, subject to the below amendments as conditions:

  1. A digital CCTV system with recording equipment is installed and maintained at the premises;
  2. CCTV will cover entry/exist points of the premises, all areas where alcohol is served, and money is taken together with all areas where public have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.