Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 23rd January 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber & Blue Room, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Andrew Bishop 

Items
No. Item

33.

Election of Chairman

Minutes:

Prior to commencement of the meeting it had been agreed that Councillor Blanchard-Cooper would chair the meeting.

34.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and officers should make their declaration by stating :

 

a) the item they have the interest in

b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial

c) the nature of the interest

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

35.

Items not on the Agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed there were no urgent items.

36.

Exempt Information

The Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution: -

 

That under Section 100a (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.

Minutes:

The recommendation to enter into exempt business was proposed by Councillor Blanchard-Cooper and seconded by Councillor Clayden.

 

The Subcommittee

 

RESOLVED

 

That under Section 100a (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.

37.

LICENSING ACT 2003 S51 APPLICATION FOR A REVIEW OF A PREMISES LICENCE - EXEMPT PARAGRAPH 7 OF PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

An application for the review of a premises licence relating to Best Mini Market, 25 Station Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1QD has been received from a responsible authority that details issues at the premises which it is said have undermined the licensing objectives. The applicant has requested for the review to be held in exempt business due to ongoing criminal investigations.

Minutes:

Prior to commencement of consideration of this item, the Chair requested that those in attendance introduce themselves. Once this was completed, the Licensing Officer presented the report which outlined the detail of the case for an application from West Sussex Trading Standards Service (with a representation from Sussex Police) to review the Premises Licence of Best Mini Market, 25 Station Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1QD on the basis that the licensing objectives 1) prevention of crime and disorder and 2) public safety within the Licensing Act 2003 had been undermined.

 

Following the Council’s procedure for Licensing Sub-Committees, detailed representations were heard from the relevant parties in attendance, followed by questions from the Sub-Committee and other parties present which were responded to at the meeting. The Licence Holder made representations and answered the Sub-Committee’s questions.  The panel then retired to consider its decision.

 

On reconvening the meeting, the Chair advised that the Sub-Committee had taken into account all the representations made before them, both written and oral in respect of this matter, and also had due regard to the Statutory Guidance, the Council’s own Licensing Policy and licensing objectives. The decision of the Sub-Committee was then delivered to all present.

 

The Sub-Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the licence be revoked.

 

 

 

 

……………………………….. Chair