Agenda and minutes

West Devon Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 1.30 pm

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman




ThatCllr Sandersbe appointedChairmanforthedurationof the meeting.



Declaration of Interest



Members were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered but none were made.  In response to a challenge from a resident, Cllr Sanders confirmed that whilst he was a Member of Dartmoor National Park Authority, in his view this did not result in a conflict of interest and he was able to take part in this sub-committee.  He also confirmed that he knew the residents in attendance, knew Mr Earp once he saw him, had previously visited the Royal Oak Public House, but did not know anyone well enough to warrant a declaration of interest.



Application for a new premises licence at Meavy Parish Hall, The Green, Meavy, Yelverton, PL20 6PJ pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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TheSubCommitteeconsidereda reportthatsoughttodeterminean application for a newpremiseslicenceat Meavy Parish Hall, The Green, Meavy, Yelverton. TheChairmanread out theorderoftheprocess.


TheLicensingOfficerproceededtopresentthe applicationandthecontentsof her report. She confirmed that the applicant had met with the Police and agreed to additional conditions set out in presented appendix B.  As a result, the Police had confirmed that they had no other objections.  There were no objections from statutory consultees, however, four representations had been received objecting to the application.  Further to additional information supplied by the applicant, one of those objections had been withdrawn.  The Licensing Officer set out the key elements within the report, and reminded the sub-committee that the application must be judged against the four licensing objectives.



1.      AddressbyMr Michael Parle on behalf of the applicant

During his presentation, Mr Parle made the following points:

-       He outlined the reason for the application being the need to protect the future of the Parish Hall

-       The committee were looking to arrange fund raising events

-       Traditional events such as whist drives were no longer popular

-       The cost of applying for Temporary Event Notices, both financial cost and time for volunteers to complete the application process

-       The wish to make the events more attractive

-       Concerns about additional traffic generation not being valid as the events that were no longer popular such as whist drives and quizzes attracted people from outside the village.



2.      Addressby Miss Amanda Steers objecting to the application

During her presentation, Miss Steers made the following points:

-        She reminded the sub-committee of the issues associated with an event that had taken place in 2016 that resulted in complaints, the Police did nothing and Environmental Health could not be contacted as apparently the computers were down

-        Events have been held without the appropriate permission

-        On a normal night there can be a parish council meeting in the hall and bell ringers practising in the church so it all gets a bit much

-        There will be more traffic

-        The buildings, roads and village green  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.