Agenda and draft minutes

West Devon Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 28th May, 2024 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman


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It was RESOLVED that Cllr R Cheadle be appointed Chairman for the duration of the Sub-Committee meeting.



Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Code of Conduct, Members are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registerable Interests and Non-Registerable Interests including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;


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There were no declarations of interest declared.



Application for New Premises Licence at Uphill Farm Walled Garden and Barn, Yelverton, PL20 6DF pdf icon PDF 542 KB

Additional documents:


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The Senior Licensing Officer introduced her report on the application to the Committee as outlined on the agenda. The venue had been running events on a TENS basis. The hours for the new premises licence did not exceed those granted in the planning permission granted in 2023. Any conditions in place in the planning permission would remain in place and would be enforceable should they be breached. If a Premises Licence were to be granted both sets of conditions would need to be complied with During the consultation period representation was received from a local resident and from Environmental Health. The concerns related to the Licensing Objective of public nuisance due to the potential noise disturbance from music and customers at the premises. Environmental Health have since withdrawn their representation subject to agreement from the applicant to include four additional conditions. These are;


1         No more than 120 guests shall be present during any one event and up to date records of any covers paid for shall be kept and maintained and made available for inspection by the Licensing authority upon request.


2.        The commitments in the lighting plan dated February 2023 shall be complied with or succeeding revisions on the plan if agreed in writing shall be complied with.


3.        The commitments in the noise management plan dated April 2023 or subsequent provisions if agreed in writing shall be complied with at all times during events at which live and amplified music is played.


4.        No amplified music shall be played on the premises in such a way that it is audible at the boundary of any nearby residence.



She asked the Committee if they were minded to grant the application,  to include the conditions in the Premises Licence. For clarification the  Officer added that should the Premises Licence be granted to include the sale of alcohol on the premises, as is requested, the Live Music Act 2012 would be applicable. That means the applicants would automatically be allowed to provide amplified music or recorded music in the hours 8am-11pm or until the end of alcohol sales, whichever is the earlier.

The applicants has only applied to have recorded music for the hours of 23hrs- midnight on a Friday and Saturday evening, any music outside of these times would be covered by the Live Music Act, should alcohol be granted. If the Premises Licence be granted any conditions related to music will only be enforceable during those hours.


Since the publication of the agenda the Licensing department had received further information from the applicant and a local resident.

These are listed as additional information in the papers.


The applicants stated the police had requested that the kitchen would be secure and lockable A fire risk assessment had been carried out and is reviewed annually. Staff briefings are carried out for the event of a fire. There are qualified first aiders on the premises. Staff are regularly reminded of Challenge 25 at staff briefings. Neighbours would be sent  ...  view the full minutes text for item *LSC3/24