Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 22nd May, 2024 10.00 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the meeting.




That Councillor A Heler be appointed as Chair.


Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests, other registerable interests, and non-registerable 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, the following declaration was made:


Councillor A Heler declared that she knew Councillor Wayne Salisbury (applicant) as he was the Clerk at Haslington Parish Council.


Application for a Premises Licence – Lettie Spencer Playing Field, Wybunbury Road, Willaston, CW5 7JF pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The sub-committee considered a report for a premises licence – Lettie Spencer Playing Field, Wybunbury Road, Willaston, CW5 7JF.


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


  • Applicant/s – (All from Willaston Parish Council) Councillors Wayne Salisbury, Anna Cutts, Emma Angier, and Craig Bailey
  • Objectors - Taff Wilcox (also speaking on behalf of Mrs Wilcox), and Carole Emslie


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


  • The oral and written representations made by all parties to the hearing.
  • The licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance.
  • The Secretary of State’s Guidance under the Licensing Act 2003 (Dec 2022).
  • Cheshire East Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy


The following course of action had been agreed:




That the application for a premises licence – Lettie Spencer Playing Field, Wybunbury Road, Willaston, CW5 7JF, be GRANTED, as set out in the Operating Schedule, any mandatory conditions that must be included on the licence in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 and the additional conditions set out below.


The premises are licensed for the following activities the on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 12:00 hours and 21:00 hours:


·         The outdoor projection of films (on no more than 2 occasions in a calendar year);

·         The performance of live music (on no more than 2 occasions in a calendar year);

·         The supply of alcohol (on no more than 4 occasions in a calendar year).


The Sub-Committee considered it was unnecessary at this stage to impose additional restrictions or conditions on the licence in order to promote the licensing objectives.