Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Friday, 11th February, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: The Capesthorne Room - Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA. View directions

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:

Note: Please note this meeting has been delayed until 14.45 

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED: That Councillor David Edwardes 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 to vary a premises licence at: Ash Farm, Park Lane, Little Bollington, Altrincham, WA14 4TJ. pdf icon PDF 460 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application to vary a Premises License, under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Ash Farm, Park Lane, Little Bollington, Altrincham, WA14 4TJ together with objections and support.


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


·         the Applicant;

·         a representative for the Applicant;

·         The Local Ward Councillor; and

·         Five residents making relevant representation.


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) and the steps appropriate to promote them; 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 Premises Licence be GRANTED as outlined in the application with some modification:


Licensed Premises


Ash Farm

Park Lane

Little Bollington



The opening hours of the Premises:                                             


Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 00.00 (Midnight)

Sunday: 08.00 – 23.30

From the end of permitted hours on New Years Eve to 02.00 on New Years Day.


Sale and Supply of alcohol


Monday to Saturday: 10.00 – 00.00(Midnight)

Sunday: 12.00 – 23.30

Christmas Day: 12.00 – 23.30

From the end of permitted hours on New Years Eve to 02.00 on New Years Day.


Conditions 4, 5 & 6 of “Conditions consistent with the Operating Schedule” in Annex 2 of Premises Licence PR/0132 are removed.


In Annex 3 “Conditions attached after a hearing by the Licensing Authority” there is added the following:



  • The noise assessments shall be undertaken during the operating hours of the premises. 


  • A written record shall be made of those assessments in a log book, kept for that purpose and shall include; the time and date of the checks, the person making them, and in what location and the outcome - including any remedial action in order to reduce the level of noise where it is likely to cause a disturbance to local residents.


  • There shall be notices located around the entire licensed area to advise customers to be considerate regarding noise levels particularly at sensitive times in respect of nearby residential neighbours.


  • The Licence Holder/Designated Premises Supervisor or responsible person nominated by him in charge of the Premises shall ensure that the Premises, including the car park, are vacated quietly within thirty minutes of the terminal hour of the Licence.