Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 10.30 am

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Determination of an application for a premises licence - Woodlands, Risden Farm, Risden Lane Hawkhurst pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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The Chairman of the meeting – Councillor Nuttall – began by explaining the procedure which would be followed in the determination of an application by Ms R Twiggs for a Premises Licence for Woodlands, Risden Lane, Hawkhurst.


The Licensing Sub-Committee proceeded to hear the case following the adopted procedure rules. The application was summarised by the Licensing Officer, Mr Packham and as detailed in the report.


Mr Douglas, representing the applicant Miss Twigg, made an opening statement and highlighted the following points:


·         The application did not allow for the cultural intent of the applicant, as a business to promote the event in a professional and courteous manner, giving consideration to local residents who may be affected by the activities applied for.


·           The measures put together in the application to mitigate the four licensing objectives were clear and comprehensive. Further amendments to the application had made by the application in response to objections made – a number of the objections fell outside the scope of the licensing act.


·           The main licensing objective highlighted within the objections was ‘nuisance’ and the applicant had a number of suggestions in support of the original application to address this. In particular, clarification of the days the activities would take place and how those activities that could cause nuisance would be curtailed.


·           One of the conditions discussed with Kent Police was to define different category levels and to be able to clearly describe the types of event and what time of the day or month those events would be running. Three categories had been defined within the application and subsequent amendments to meet this requirement.


·           The applicant wished to provide further clarification, to be included as conditions on the licence, of the months in which events would take place, the category of the event and the numbers attending:


o   There would be no licensable activities between January-March and November-December within the bounds of the premises


o   Category 1 events would be 1000-2000 people, category 2 -500-1000 people and category 2 would be up to 200 people


o   There would be one category 1, three day family event (in June), within a calendar year.


o   There would be up to four category 3 events in April (the maximum number of category 3 events permitted in that month) and with a 24 hour break between each event, and a maximum of two category two events in the same month.


o   There would be up to six category 3 and two category 2 events in May


o   There would be three category 3, one category 2 and one category 1 events in June.


o   There would be six category 3 and three category 2 events in July, August and September.


o   There would be three Category 3 and one category 2 events in October.


·         The statutory requirement for a 24 hour break between each event would be met and although the application was for the number of events listed above, other than the one category 1 event in June,  ...  view the full minutes text for item LSC5/151