Agenda and minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 29th June, 2020 11.00 am

Venue: Online Meeting

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

Note: Please note this meeting will be 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. 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence in respect of First Class Lounge, 6 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LR pdf icon PDF 396 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a Premises Licence in respect of First Class Lounge, 6 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LR was considered following representations received from the Licensing Authority, Environmental Health, West Midlands Fire Service and Public Health.

 

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. She reported that shortly before the Hearing an application to transfer the premises licence had been submitted by the Applicant but was incomplete.

 

Mr Ese Adams-Aliu, Solicitor representing the Applicant, confirmed that the summary provided was accurate but questioned why the application to transfer the premises licence was incomplete.

 

Debra Craner, Section Leader Licensing, explained that the application did not specify which floor of the premises was to be transferred and that a box certifying the Applicant was over 18 had not been ticked.

 

The Chair sought legal advice on the matter, and it was agreed that as the issues were minor the hearing would continue and the Applicant would submit a complete transfer application during a break in the proceedings.

 

The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application.

 

Mr Ese Adams-Aliu, Solicitor representing the Applicant, did so as per

Appendix 1 of the report. He stated that his client had worked closely with the Responsible Authorities throughout the application process and had made amendments to their application following mediation with West Midlands Police.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Ese Adams-Aliu in relation to his submission.

 

In response to questions asked, Mr Ese Adams-Aliu outlined his understanding of the Cumulative Impact Zone and discussed his client’s proposals in relation to security, planning permission, noise nuisance, and fire safety.

 

The Sub-Committee adjourned at 13.15 hours for a short break

 

The Hearing reconvened at 13.30 hours.

 

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. No questions were asked.

 

The Chair invited Environmental Health to make representations. Emma Waites, Senior Officer,Food and Consumer Safety, did so as per appendix 5 of the report.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Environmental Health in relation to its submission. No questions were asked.

 

The Chair invited Public Health to make representations. Gurjinder Bans, Senior Public Health Specialist, did so as per appendix 7 of the report.

 

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