Agenda and minutes

West Devon Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 11.00 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman




ThatCllr Sandersbe appointedChairmanforthedurationof the meeting.



Summary of Key Points - Application for a new premises licence at 76 West Street, Tavistock, PL19 8AJ pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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TheSubCommitteeconsidereda reportthatsoughttodeterminean application for a newpremiseslicenceat 76 West Street, Tavistock. TheChairmanread out theorderoftheprocess.


TheLicensingOfficerproceededtopresentthe applicationandthecontentsof her report. She confirmed that the applicant had met with the Police and agreed to changes in the licensing hours. There were 9 representations, 5 in support and 4 objections. One objection was withdrawn on agreement that works would be carried out to insulate against noise. The shop would continue as a furniture shop.


1.       AddressbyMs Bronson, the applicant


Ms Bronson said that objections received were for concern of noise. She confirmed the venue would be a lounge bar with a guitarist or a pianist playing and not rock or disco music. The bar would be at the rear of the building. CCTV cameras would be erected. Noise tests had been carried out using an application that registers decibels and the readings were not high and no break out noise was recorded. Objectors had been invited to view the establishment. Ms Bronson thanked the Police and the Licensing Specialist for their help with the application.



2       Addressby Mr Bryant – Landlord


Mr Bryant reiterated that sound tests had been taken to determine acceptable levels. He had taken on several renovation projects and was prepared to carry out the building works required. In reply to Committee members questions Mr Bryant confirmed that nearest residential neighbour was approximately 35 meters away. The building was Grade ll listed and was in a conservation area. Both Ms Bronson and Mr Bryant voiced their concerns that EH had not responded to emails they had sent.


3     Addressby Mr Prior – in support of the application


Mr Prior spoke in support of the application. He confirmed that both Ms Bronson and Mr Bryant would take all reasonable steps to prevent noise nuisance.


4       Address by Ian Luscombe – Cop Lead for Environmental Health


Mr Luscombe spoke of concerns about the potential for noise nuisance from music played at the premises. He explained that these concerns were based on the Environmental Health Officers’ knowledge of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.