Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 12th July, 2022 10.00 am

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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 David Edwardes declared that he used to own a shop in Chestergate and that his mother owned a shop on Bridge Street.


Application for a new Premises Licence-Suburban Green, 88-90 Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU pdf icon PDF 721 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding the application for a new Premise Licence, under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of, Suburban Green, 88-90 Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU together with objections and support.


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


Two Premises Directors;

A solicitor representing the Directors; and

The Local Ward Council 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 new Premises Licence be GRANTED as outlined in the application with some modifications:


Hours premises are open to the public:   Sunday/Thursday: 8.00am to 11.00pm

Friday/Saturday: 8.00am to Midnight


Sale of alcohol (on premises):                   Sunday/Thursday: 8.00am to 10.30pm

Friday/Saturday: 8.00am to 11.30pm


Provision of late night refreshment                       Friday/Saturday 11.00pm to Midnight


Additional Conditions

The following conditions shall apply to the Premises Licence at Annex 3:   

  • A CCTV system will be maintained and operated premises with cameras positioned both internally and externally.


  • Recorded CCTV images will be maintained and stored for a period of 28 days and shall be produced to the Police or Licensing Authority upon request.


  • CCTV will be in operation at any time a person is in the premises. Where CCTV is recorded onto a hard drive system, any DVDs subsequently produced will be in a format so it can be played back on a standard PC or DVD player.


  • Any person in charge of the premises must be trained in the use of any such CCTV equipment and be able to produce CCTV images to an officer from a responsible authority upon request.


  • SIA registered door staff shall be employed at the premises, in accordance with a risk assessment, to be carried out by the DPS.


  • When employed, door staff will wear high visibility armbands.When employed, a register of those door staff employed shall be maintained at the premises and shall include:


  • the number of door staff on duty;
  • the identity of each member of door staff;
  • the times the door staff are on duty;


  • Staff will be trained in the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and laws relating to underage sales and the sale of alcohol to intoxicated persons and that training shall be documented and repeated at 6 monthly intervals.


  • A refusals book will be maintained at the premises and made available to an officer of a responsible authority upon request.