Agenda and draft minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 7th December, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

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

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 The Blakenhall Service Station, 327 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JY pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a Premises Licence in respect of The Blakenhall Service Station, 327 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JY was considered following representations received from 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.

 

Elizabeth Gregg, Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer, provided an outline of the application. Mr Thomas Griffiths, Barrister representing the Applicant, confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

Dave Abel, Solicitor for the Sub-Committee, sought clarification on Mr Ronjit Jangra’s position, as the Applicant according to the paperwork, was Davinder Talwar.

 

In response to this, Mr Jangra confirmed that he was the Business Owner and Director.

 

The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application. Mr Thomas Griffiths, Barrister representing the Applicant, did so as per Appendix 1 of the report. He stated that the application had been properly made and that his client suspected that the objection had been received from a disgruntled ex-employee.

 

He further stated that whilst having a premises licence for the last two years, there had been no issues at the premises and no other objections had been received.

 

He explained why his client wanted some of the licence conditions removed but stated that his client was happy for them to remain should the Sub-Committee wish so.

 

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

 

Dave Abel, Solicitor, advised Members that as those making the representations were not all in attendance only their written representations could be considered.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to make their final address.

 

Mr Griffiths did so.

 

Councillor Page, Councillor Dalton, Councillor Inston, the Solicitor and Democratic Services Officer, withdrew from the meeting to enable the Sub-Committee to determine the matter.

 

The Sub-Committee adjourned at 10.25 hours.

 

The Hearing reconvened at 10.43 hours.

 

Councillor Page, Councillor Dalton, Councillor Inston, the Solicitor and Democratic Services Officer re-joined the meeting.

 

The Chair advised all parties of the decision of the Sub-Committee, which was read out by the Solicitor.

 

Resolved:

 

The Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee had taken note of all written concerns raised in respect of the application for a new premises licence for The Blakenhall Service Station, 327 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JY. They listened to the arguments of those who have spoken at the hearing.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the written and spoken representations from the Applicant, and from the Licensing Authority as Responsible Authority in relation to the Cumulative Impact Policy and relevant Licensing Objectives. The Licensing Authority had confirmed that the application was for a premises in a Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ).

 

The Sub-Committee heard from the Applicant within their submissions that they wished to have two further conditions previously included on the licence, namely a restriction on the strength of beer, cider or lager sold to a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.