Agenda and draft minutes

West Devon Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 9.30 am

Venue: Teams Meeting

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman





That Cllr Pearce be appointed Chairman for the duration of the Sub-Committee meeting.


Application for a new Premises Licence at The Stannary Arms, 2 King Street, Tavistock. PL19 0DS pdf icon PDF 497 KB

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The Sub Committee considered a report that sought to determine an application for the granting of a new Premises Licence at the Stannary Arms, 2 King Street, Tavistock PL19 0DS in accordance with Section 18 of the Licensing Act 2003.


The Licensing Officer proceeded to present the application and the content of the report.


The applicant put forward his reasons for submitting the application and sought to allay the concerns that had been raised by the objectors.  In particular, the applicant highlighted that:


-        the concerns raised over need were not relevant to the Licensing Act 2003;

-        he had held constructive discussions with the Police and additional conditions had now been incorporated into the application in order to comply with the ‘Prevention of Crime and Disorder’ objective;

-        he did not accept the comments about the highway being a ‘main road’.  It was his view that the highway outside the application site should be considered to be a ‘side street’; and

-        as the Designated Premises Supervisor, he would be ensuring compliance with the conditions of any approved licence.  In addition, it would not be his wish to play any excessively loud music within the premises.

Upon the conclusion of his address, the Sub-Committee proceeded to ask a number of questions.  During which, reference was made to:


-        confirmation that the applicants would be living on-site;

-        the management of noise levels outside of the premises; and

-        the size (and potential capacity) of the premises;

The objectors put forward their respective presentations and stated that:


-        some functions may require Door Supervisors.  In reply, the applicant confirmed that this would be determined on an event-by-event basis;

-        the bedrooms of neighbouring residential properties were in very close proximity to the main function room;

-        a Sub-Committee Site Inspection would have been particularly useful in this instance to enable Members to evaluate the application.

Once all parties were content that they had no further issues and/or questions to raise, the Sub-Committee adjourned at 11:14 am, in the presence of the Deputy Monitoring Officer, to consider the application. 


Further to two subsequent reinstatements of the meeting when further questions were put to the applicant, the Chairman closed the meeting at 12:49 pm.  The decision to be advised to the applicant and objectors who attended the meeting by telephone call later that day, with other objectors informed within five working days.


The Decision


The Sub-Committee decided to GRANT the Application but restricted the time for the provision of recorded music to 2300 hours other than on a Bank Holiday, when an additional hour would be acceptable, and until 0100 hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.


The Sub-Committee also varied some of the proposed conditions and these are detailed below:


Reasons for the Decision


1.    The Sub-Committee considered the application in line with the four Licensing Objectives and consideration was also given to the Government Guidance issued under Section 182 of the 2003 Act, the submitted Operating Schedule and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.