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Items
No. Item

4.

Election of Chairman/woman

To elect a Chairman/woman for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Ellery was elected as Chairman for the meeting.

5.

White Hart Inn, 48 Temperance Street, Torquay pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To undertake a full review, following an application made under section 53A for a Sumary Review of a Premises Licence in respect of White Hart Inn, 48 Temperance Street, Torquay.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report on an application for Full Review of a Premises Licence, following an application made under section 53A for a Summary (Expedited) Review of the White Hart Inn, 48 Temperance Street, Torquay, TQ2 5PU.  The Premises do fall within the Cumulative Impact Area.

 

Written Representations received from:

 

Name

Details

Date of Representation

Police

Application for a Summary (Expedited) Review (exempt)

24 July 2019

Police

Additional information submitted by the Police showing a log of crimes recorded between 2006 and 1 August 2019 and a log of incidents at the White Hart since 28 June 2012.

various

Police

Photographs (exempt).

22 July 2019

Torbay Council Safeguarding and Reviewing Service

Representation suggesting four conditions that should be added to the Licence on the grounds of ‘prevention of crime and disorder’ and ‘protection of children from harm’.

29 July 2019

 

Additional Information:

 

With the agreement of the Chairman the time for making representation was extended to 1 hour to allow the Police to show CCTV footage of the recent assault.

 

An image using Google maps to identify the location of the Premises was circulated to all parties present, with the agreement of the Chairman.

 

Oral Representations received from:

 

Name

Details

Applicant

The Applicant outlined their application for a Full Review of the Premises Licence, showed CCTV footage and responded to Members’ Questions.

 

Respondent

The Respondents legal representative submitted a response to the Review and answered questions on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder, Admiral Taverns.

 

Applicant’s response to Representations:

 

Ten proposed conditions suggested by the Police, were circulated to all parties present at the meeting with the agreement of the Chairman.

 

Miss Clamp, on behalf of Admiral Taverns, following a 30 minute adjournment to consult with her client, Admiral Taverns, accepted the ten conditions in principle, but suggested changes to some of the conditions and questioned how others would be enforced.

 

Decision:

 

The Premises Licence in respect of the White Hart Inn, 48 Temperance Street, Torquay, TQ2 5PU be revoked.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

Having carefully considered all of the written and oral Representations, the Sub-Committee resolved that on the evidence before them, the only appropriate option was to revoke the premises licence to ensure that patrons who frequented these premises were safe and The Prevention of Crime and Disorder licensing objection was not undermined further by these premises operations.

 

In coming to their decision Members gave full consideration to the representation made by the Police and their initial request, which was retracted in their summing up, that the premises licence be suspended for three months together with ten conditions proposed by them to be added to the licence. Members also gave full consideration to the Respondents offer to accept those ten conditions in part, the offer also of a three month suspension and two conditions proposed by them.

 

Whilst this should have alleviated the concerns of Members, it was following the oral representation from the Respondents legal representative, that Members could not be satisfied that since the serving of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.