Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 27th August, 2009 9.30 am

Venue: The Capesthorne Room - Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA. View directions

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED – That Councillor P Whiteley be appointed Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests and for Members to declare if they have pre-determined any item on the agenda.




Application for a Premises Licence Variation - Kings Bar and Lounge, London Road South, Poynton pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider an application for a Premises Licence variation by Punch Taverns Plc in respect of Kings Bar and Lounge, London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application from the Kings Bar and Lounge for a variation to the Premises Licence under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003.


The Designated Premises Supervisor, his Legal representative, a representative form the Licensing Section, representatives from the Council’s Environmental Health Department, a representative from the Police and two Local residents attended the hearing and made representations with respect to the application.


Prior to the commencement of the hearing the Solicitor to the applicant indicated that the application would be limited to  a variation of the hours for supply of alcohol, the hours for late night refreshment, and the opening hours as follows:


Sale and Supply of Alcohol and Late Night Refreshment:


Thursday 10.00 to 01.30 – but limited to the Thursday before Good Friday

Friday and Saturday  10.00 to 01.30

Sunday 10.00 to 01.30 but limited to a Sunday prior to a statutory Bank Holiday

Christmas Eve – extend until 02.00


Opening Hours


Thursday 9.00 to 02.00 but limited to the Thursday before Good Friday

Friday and Saturday 09.00 to 02.00

Sunday 10.00 to 02.00 but limited to a Sunday prior to a statutory Bank Holiday

Christmas Eve – extend to 02.30


After a full hearing of the application and in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee reported that, after taking account of:


  • The Secretary of State’s Guidance under section 182 Licensing Act 2003
  • Cheshire East Borough Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy
  • The four licensing objectives (namely the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance, and the protection of children from harm)

·        ·        All the evidence, including the written representations of further residents and representations made by the Environmental Health Service and Cheshire Constabulary


the following course of action had been agreed:


RESOLVED – That the application as varied by the applicant at the meeting be refused for the following reasons:


That the Licensing objectives relating to the prevention of crime and disorder and public nuisance were engaged, and having regard to the lack of entertainment in the extra hours the Committee was concerned at the potential focus purely on drinking in an essentially residential area.