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Election of Chairman/woman
To elect a Chairman/woman for the meeting.
Councillor Ellery was elected as Chairman for the meeting.
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of a Sub-Committee held on 24 October 2019.
The Minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 24 October 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
To consider an application for a Variation to a Premises Licence in respect of Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Torquay.
Members considered a report on an application for a Variation to a Premises Licence in respect the Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Torquay. The Premises do not fall within the Cumulative Impact Area.
Written Representations received from:
With the agreement of the Chairman, the time for oral representations was extended to 15 minutes.
Members were made aware that the exemptions of the Live Music Act apply in relation to this licence.
Oral Representations received from:
That the application for a Variation to a Premises Licence in respect of the Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Torquay be refused.
Reason for Decision:
Having carefully considered all the written and oral representations, Members unanimously resolved to refuse the application.
In coming to that decision, Members noted the concerns raised by members of the public and were satisfied on the evidence before them, notwithstanding that these premises had the benefit of the exemptions under the Live Music Act 2012, that noise nuisance was occurring from this premises which in turn was causing ‘The Prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objective to be undermined. To grant the variation application as applied for at this stage, would seek in Member opinion, only to extend the hours of noise nuisance being complained of.
Members had regard to the written and oral representation from the Public Protection Officer (PPO) and whilst it was noted that only two complaints about noise had been received by the PPO since June 2019, Members were satisfied that the premises were aware of residents’ concerns, as a number of them told how they had complained to staff at the premises directly. It was of concern to Members that the premises licence holder had not put mitigating measures in place sooner to address and alleviate these concerns.
It was however noted by Members, that at the meeting the premises licence holder apologised for causing these concerns and stressed that it was never their intention to upset anyone and that they wanted to work with their neighbours to address and prevent these concerns from continuing.
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