Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the meeting.


RESOLVED: 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 Ian MacFarlane declared that he had visited the Royal Oak Pub and engaged with the staff, although he couldn’t be sure he spoke to the applicant.  He did not discuss the application and was not predetermined to hear the application.


Application for a Variation to a Premises Licence at The Royal Oak, 94 Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich, CW5 6DN pdf icon PDF 614 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding a variation to a Premise Licence, under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of, The Royal Oak, 94 Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich, CW5 6DN together with objections and support.


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


·         The Applicant;

·         The Premises Owner; and

·         Three 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:


RESOLVED: That the application for a Premises Licence be GRANTED as outlined in the application with some modifications.


In Annex 3 of Premises Licence PREM1270 “Conditions attached after a hearing by the Licensing Authority” there is added the following:



  • The Children’s play area at the Premises shall not to be available for use by patrons after 21.00hrs on any day the Premises is open to the public.


  • The open walled shelter, terrace and garden at the rear of the Premises shall not be available for use by patrons after 21.00hrs on any day the Premises is open to the public.


  • The CCTV system shall be in operation at all times when licensable activities are taking place.


  • Recorded CCTV images will be maintained and stored for a period of twenty-eight days and Condition 1 in Annex 2 of the Premises Licence is amended accordingly.


  • A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public. This staff member shall be able to provide a Police officer or an authorised officer of the licensing authority data or footage upon request. All requests for footage are to be provided within a reasonable time scale.


  • Designated supervisors will need to be able to demonstrate the following:


-       Recordings are fit for their intended purpose.

-       Good quality images are presented to the officer in a format that can be replayed on a

standard computer.

-       The supervisor has an understanding of the equipment/training.

-       Management records are kept,

-       Maintenance agreements and records are maintained,

-       Data Protection principles and signage are in place.


  • The Designated Premises Supervisor or Premises Licence Holder shall operate and maintain an up-to-date Register of Refusals of Sale of Alcohol, indicating the date, time and reason for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.