Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:

Link: Meeting Recording

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Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED- That Councillor Mark Goldsmith be appointed as Chairman.



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.



There were no declarations of interest.


Application for a variation of a premises licence at Grange Farm Weddings and Events, Grange Farm, Hollyhurst, Marbury, Whitchurch, SY13 4LY pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application by Grange Barn Weddings and Events for a variation of the Premises Licence under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Grange Farm Weddings and Events, Grange Farm, Hollyhurst, Marbury, Whitchurch, SY13 4LY.  The report outlined the evidence presented by the parties in relation to the variation.


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


·         the application, and

·         a resident in the vicinity of Grange Farm.


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 report of Environmental Health; and

·         All the evidence, including the oral representations made at the meeting and the written representations of interested parties;


The following course of action had been agreed:




That the application for a VARIATION of Premises Licence be granted.


The Committee were recommended to determine the application (pursuant to s.35 Licensing Act 2003) i.e. to modify the conditions of the licence or reject the application in whole or in part, and in doing so promote the four licensing objectives, having regard to statutory guidance and the council’s statement of licensing policy, as well as the rules of natural justice and the Human Rights Act 1998.