Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Thursday, 26th October, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Sam Jones  Tel: 01270 686643 Email:

Note: The meeting will start shortly 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the meeting.




That Councillor R Kain 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.



There were no declarations of interest.


Application for a premises license Wharf Inn, 121 Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3AP pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Committee considered a report to determine an application for a premises license Wharf Inn, 121 Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3AP.


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


  • The applicant
  • The applicant’s supporter
  • The Premises Owner


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 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  be granted subject to the suggested conditions set out in the Operating Schedule accompanying the application and the conditions agreed by the Applicant with Environmental Health and Cheshire Constabulary, modified by the subcommittee’s additional conditions set out below and also subject to the appointment, within 14 days of a Designated Premises Supervisor and any mandatory conditions that must be included on the licence in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003




Additional conditions:


(i)            The beer garden at the premises be closed for the consumption of alcohol at 10 PM every night.


(ii)     No glasses are to be allowed in the beer garden after 10 PM on any night.