Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 6th December, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the meeting.




That Councillor David Edwardes be appointed as Chair.



Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda and for Members to declare if they have pre-determined any item on the agenda.



In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor D Edwardes declared as a non-pecuniary interest that he had previously chaired the committee on the 26 January 2022 which heard the original application. The meeting had been adjourned because the agent dealing with the application and the applicant did not comply with the Notice of Hearing issued.


In the interests of openness and transparency Councillor L Smetham declared that she had been Chair of the Committee when the Licence was granted on 22 February 2022.


In the interests of openness and transparency Councillor J Wray declared that he had sat on the committee 26 January 2022.


Application to Review Premises Licence - Swish Lounge, 31 Mill Street, Crewe, CW2 7AJ pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To consider the above application.


Additional documents:


The Sub Committee considered a report regarding the application for a review of the Premises Licence, under the Licensing Act 2003, Swish Lounge, 31 Mill Street, Crewe, CW2 7AJ, together with objections and support.

The following attended the hearing and made representations with respect to the review application:

The Applicant - Cheshire East Council's Commercial Services Team as a Responsible Authority under S 13(4) of the Licencing Act 2003.


A representative from Licensing;

The Premises Licence Holder and his supporter;

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

·         The existing Licence

·         The Application.

·         The 4 licensing objectives – namely:

o   The prevention of crime and disorder,

o   Public safety,

o   The prevention of public nuisance,

o   The protection of children from harm

and the steps appropriate to promote them.

·         The oral and written representations made by Cheshire East Council’s Licensing Officer.

·         The oral and written representations made by Cheshire East Council’s Senior Enforcement Officer.

·         The oral and written representations made by the Premises Licence Holder

·         The written representations from the owner of a business in the locality.

·         The Licensing Act 2003

·         The Secretary of State's Guidance on the Licensing Act 2003 (April 2018).

·         Cheshire East Council's Statement of Licensing Policy.

·         The law relating to smoking in public places which is set out in the Health Act 2006 (“the Act”).



That following the application for review of the premises licence that the application be granted and the premises licence be REVOKED.



Swish Lounge additional photos breaches Section 8 Health Act 2006 pdf icon PDF 1 MB