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Election of Chairman
Prior to commencement of the meeting, it had been agreed that Councillor Blanchard-Cooper would chair the meeting. The Chair then invited all parties present to introduce themselves.
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.
This report details an application for a new Premises Licence to be known as Little Tipple and located at 9 Ocean Parade, Ferringham Lane, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex. BN12 5QG.
The Chair noted that this was a formal hearing that would follow the hearing procedures approved at Licensing Committee on 23 June 2023. He 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.
The Licensing Officer outlined the detail of the case for an application for a new premises licence from Anya Clayton on behalf of 9 Ocean Parade, Ferringham Lane, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 5QG. The application was contested, with representations having been received from Sussex Police, Environmental Health and members of the public. A representation had also been received from the applicant. Further representations from members of the public were circulated to all parties at the beginning of the meeting. Additional conditions suggested by Sussex Police and Arun Environmental Health had been accepted by the applicant ahead of the meeting.
Following the Council’s procedure for Licensing Sub-Committees, the applicant and the applicant’s agent made representations and answered questions from the Sub-Committee. Detailed representations were also 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. Questions to the applicant and their agent revolved around the arrangements for minimising disruption from litter and from smoking customers.
Following the summing up of the applicant through their agent and other parties in attendance, 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.
That the application be granted, with the additional conditions agreed with Sussex Police and Arun Environmental Health.