Agenda and minutes
Thursday, 26th November, 2009 10.00 am
Venue: West Committee Room - Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ. View directions
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.
There were no declarations of interest.
To consideran application to vary the Premises Licence for the Union Vaults public house at 15 High Street, Nantwich.
The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application to vary the premises licence for the Union Vaults public house, 15 High Street, Nantwich under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003.
Sub-Committee Members noted that the Environmental Health Service had withdrawn its objection at the commencement of the hearing.
A local resident, the applicant and the applicant’s representative attended the hearing and made representations with respect to the application.
Before consideration of the substantive issue, the local resident made a request for an adjournment. Having considered representations from both parties in relation to this request, the Sub-Committee resolved to refuse the request and to proceed with the hearing.
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 of the 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 representation of a local resident
the following course of action had been agreed:
RESOLVED – That the application to vary the Premises Licence for the Union Vaults, High Street, Nantwich by removing the condition which requires the beer garden/outdoor drinking area to be closed to customers by 23.30 hours each evening be granted.