Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 6th March 2023 9.30 am

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

Contact: Andrew Bishop (Ext. 37984) 


No. Item


Election of Chairman


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


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


There were no declarations of interest made.


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


The Chair confirmed there were no urgent items.


Licensing Act 2003 S51 Application for Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 108 KB

An application for the review of a premises licence relating to The Fox Inn, Arundel Road, Patching, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UJhas been received from Environmental Health as a responsible authority that contends that the licensing objective of the Prevention of Public Nuisance has been undermined.

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The Chair asked if any representations had been received to enable the hearing to be dispensed with and was advised by the Licensing Officer that none had been received.  The hearing was then formally commenced. Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Licensing Officer presented the report which outlined the detail of the case for an application from Environmental Health (with representation from Arun District Council acting as the Licensing Authority) to review the Premises Licence of the Fox Inn, Arundel Road, Patching, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UJ on the basis that the licensing objective ‘Prevention of Public Nuisance’ within the Licensing Act 2003 had been undermined.


Following the Council’s procedure for Licensing Sub-Committees, detailed representations were heard from the Responsible Authorities in attendance. This was followed by questions from the Sub-Committee and other parties present which were responded to at the meeting. Upon the Chair’s request, an audio recording referenced in the Officer report was played to all parties present. The Licence Holders made representations and answered questions from the Sub-Committee and Responsible Authorities. Representations in support of the pub were also circulated to the Panel and all parties present. Following the summing up of the Responsible Authorities and the Licence Holders, the panel 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




1.    the Designated Premises Supervisor be removed;


2.    the conditions of the licence be modified as proposed by Environmental Health, as follows:


                                                   i.         No live or recorded music or amplified speech shall take place in the marquee or other outside areas until an independent acoustic report has been submitted to and agreed in writing with Arun District Council's Environmental Health Team and the mitigation measures detailed in the acoustic report have been fully implemented.


The acoustic report must include:

·     reference to BS 8223:2014 Table 2;

·     the noise transmission paths from the marquee;

·     the breakout of noise from the marquee via the door(s);

·     details of the amplification system and speakers;

·     noise insulation measures to be installed in the marquee to prevent noise transmission;

·     specific details of the siting of the marquee, including minimum distances from boundaries;

·     details of an in-line noise limiter to be installed in the premises which will automatically cut out once the agreed noise level is exceeded;

·     before first use of the noise limiter, the system shall be set with a tamper proof seal in the presence of an officer of the Council.


                                                  ii.         The noise limiter shall be serviced regularly. A log shall be kept of times when it is tripped, reason for trip and corrective action taken. Records shall be kept for a year. The records must be available at the premises when  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.