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RESOLVED that the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee Meeting held on 8th February, 2019, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
The Committee considered an application for a new premises licence for the Mexborough Civic Hall, Bank Street, Mexborough, S64 9LL.
The application was brought before the Committee due to the number of representations made by local residents and businesses with concerns to the four licencing objectives.
The Sub-Committee Members, the Applicant and the Objectors making representations had received the Agenda Papers prior to the meeting.
At the commencement of the hearing, the Chair made introductions and outlined the procedures to be followed.
The Licensing Officer introduced the report and outlined the salient points.
The Applicants, Callum Jones, Edward Jones and Angela Jones, all of whom were Directors of CeeJays Bars, addressed the Committee and outlined the key points, and answered questions.
The Objectors, Mr Ahmed, Mr Udin, and Mr and Mrs Scott outlined their concerns and objections to the application, and answered questions from the Committee.
All parties were then asked to leave the room whilst the Sub-Committee deliberated on the application. In order to ensure that they made an informed decision, the Committee invited all parties back into the Chamber to question the applicant further on the application.
All parties were asked to leave the room for the final time whilst the Sub-Committee deliberated on the application and reached their decision.
RESOLVED that having considered the application for a Premises Licence for Mexborough Civic Hall, Public Hall, Bank Street, Mexborough and having taken into account the written representations made and the evidence presented, the steps that are appropriate to promote the Licensing Objectives, the Home Office Guidance and the Statement of Licensing Policy, the Committee have decided to grant the licence in the terms set out in Appendix B as amended subject to following condition:-
There be sound and vibration mitigation measures sufficient that both be imperceptible to both upstairs neighbours, and from outside the building.
The Committee have noted that the application has already been amended by agreeing to conditions requested by the Police, which mitigated some of the issues raised by the objectors.
There were still concerns that there would be noise from the Premises from patrons leaving. The Applicant clarified the procedure they followed when visitors arrive and leave which was for the main entrance to be at the back of the Premises. Other entrances/exits were for emergency use only. The Committee believed this would minimise noise disruption. Noise emanating from the Premises was also been raised as an issue. In this regard the Applicant stated the premises would have the benefit of sound proofing and confirmed that if it did not, they would ensure that the Premises was adequately sound proofed. The Committee agreed this was an important consideration and had dealt with this by way of a condition on the licence.
The Committee acknowledged the Applicant had a good understanding of the licensing objectives.
The Objectors spoke very passionately about the levels of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) that were in the area. The Committee believed that the conditions that were on the licence would ... view the full minutes text for item 3.