Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 7th September, 2020 10.30 am

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Contact: Emer Moran  Democratic Services Officer


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Chairman's Introduction pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Announcement on procedural matters.

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The Chairman opened the meeting, introduced Committee members and

officers in attendance, and outlined procedural matters of the meeting.


Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 5 KB

Apologies for absence as reported.

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No apologies were received.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To receive any declarations of interest by members in items on the agenda.  For any advice on declarations of interest, please contact the Monitoring Officer.

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No declarations of interest were made by members at the meeting.


Determination of an application to vary the premises licence for Colebrook Park pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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Mr Horner, the Licensing Officer summarised the facts, relevant representations and matters relevant to the local authority licensing policy statement and statutory guidance in relation to the application.  This information had been provided in more detail within the agenda report. 


Mr Stephen Thomas, on behalf of Mr Ian Love the applicant, presented the background and details of the application, a copy of which had been attached to the agenda report. Members of the Sub-Committee had the opportunity to ask questions and ascertained further clarification regarding the number of events intended to be held, the different times of day of the event, the extent of the applicant’s consultation with neighbours regarding noise nuisance, the length of separation days between the events and the road access to the event.


Mr John McCullough, Senior Environmental Health Officer presented the reasons Environmental Health were supporting the application outlining the benefits for the promoter, Environmental Health and the nearby residents. Again, Members of the Sub-Committee had the opportunity to ask questions and obtained further clarification on matters mainly relating to disturbance from noise. 


Councillor Frank Williams on behalf of Mrs Joanne Funnell presented details of their submitted objections.  It was confirmed to Councillor Williams that the content of his representation was limited to that of the original representation made by Joanne Funnell and not as a Ward Councillor. Once again, members of the Sub-Committee had the opportunity to ask questions.


All parties had the opportunity to sum up.  The objectors had no further matters to add. John McCullough advised that it was night time events that caused most issued and that he hoped these controlled measures put in place would make it so that it was not audible. The applicant provided further details of the benefits of a proper analysis being carried out.


Members of the Sub-Committee retired to discuss the application accompanied by the Council’s legal representative and the Democratic Services Officer.


RESOLVED – That the variation be granted subject to the additional conditions and advisory’s as set out in the decision notice as appended to these minutes.


NOTES – For full details of the matters raised during the public hearing, an audio recording is available on the relevant page of the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council website.

Decision Notice pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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