Agenda and minutes

West Devon Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 28th September, 2017 10.00 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman


*LSC3           RESOLVED

ThatCllr Sandersbe appointedChairmanforthedurationof the meeting.



Application for a New Premises Licence at 8 (c) West Street, Tavistock pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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TheSubCommitteeconsidereda reportthatsoughttodeterminean application for a newpremiseslicenceat 8C West Street, Tavistock. TheChairmanread out theorderoftheprocess.


TheLicensingOfficerproceededtopresentthe applicationandthecontentsof her report. She stated the police had concerns as to the opening times but with amendments they were satisfied and withdrew their concerns. However, there was no withdrawal of representation from neighbours. The Licensing Officer stated that the applicants would need to seek planning permission if the licence was granted & that the applicants were aware of this.




1.   AddressbyMr Paul Matthews, the applicant



The applicantsmadethefollowingpointsduringhispresentation:

He had sent out letters to neighbouring properties explaining his intent in applying for a licence.   Although Tavistock Town Council had objected in regard to the fire escape not being suitable, the fire brigade had not raised any issues.  At this point the Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee stated that although as Mayor of Tavistock Town Council he could serve on the Town Council’s planning committee, he had chosen not to. The applicant went on to explain how the conservatory roof would be insulated to sound proof and that this part of the building would only be used as storage space. The building had previously been used as a sound studio and was therefore soundproofed. Deliveries would be taken from the front entrance located on West Street. 2 SIA door staff would be employed on a Friday and Saturday from 8pm until close. 

Drinkers would not be allowed to take drinks off the premises.


In response to members’ questions they explained that the type of dancing was to be informal. He foresaw around 100 people maximum attending in the building on an evening. The PIR lighting system at the rear would only activate when the back door was opened. This door would only be used in case of an emergency.


2       Addressby Mrs Shulberg, local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.