Venue: Wheel Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH
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Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Councillor Jane Bell.
Councillor Paul Wharton replaced Councillor Jane Bell for the meeting.
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There were no declarations of any interests.
Report of the Legal Services Manager (Interim Monitoring Officer) attached.
The Panel met to consider an application for a new Premises Licence relating to Indigo, 1a Fleetwood Street, Leyland pursuant to Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003. In summary the application sought to:
1. Sell alcohol by retail between the hours of 11.00 hours till 00.00 hours Sunday – Thursday and 11.00 hours to 02.00 hours Fridays and Saturdays.
2. To offer recorded music between the hours of 19.00 hours and 00.15 hours Sunday – Thursday and 19.00 hours to 02.15 on Fridays and Saturdays.
3. The proposed opening hours of the premises was 11.00 hours to 00.30 hours Sunday – Thursday and 11.00 hours till 02.30 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
The applicant, Mr Daniel Hindle was in attendance. Representations had been received and two members of the public were in attendance to give their views.
The meeting was reconvened following a previous hearing on 19 December 2018 wherein a number of representations had been made objecting to the granting of the licence. Previously the panel decided to adjourn in order to allow the premises to operate over the festive period by use of Temporary Event Notices (TEN’s). The premises were open using TEN’s on the following dates:
14 – 18 December 2018
20 – 24 December 2018
26 – 1 January 2019 (On New Year’s Eve the closing time was 01.00 hours)
10 – 16 January 2019
The opening times were as follows: Sunday – Thursday 16.00 hours to 23.00 hours, Friday and Saturday 14.00 hours to 00.00 hours.
On 29 December 2018 the premises were visited by licensing and no concerns were noted.
The applicant was invited to present his case. He advised that he had signed a new 10 year lease on the premises and this would be his sole income. So it was in his best interests to make it work, and he was prepared to work with the residents to achieve this. The applicant provided that he had altered his initial application by reducing planned opening times and had volunteered a number of conditions to respond to the representations made by the Responsible Authorities and other parties.
The Chair then invited the Police to make any representations. Sergeant Horton of Lancashire Constabulary stated that the original deferral on the 19 December 2018 had allowed for the premises to be evaluated over the busiest time of the year. Furthermore the neighbourhood team had visited the premises on 19 January and found no issues.
The members of the panel sought clarification on several points of the previous application.
Members expressed concern at what level of noise would be distinguishable to residents on Fleetwood Street. The applicant confirmed that measures had been taken to ensure that residents would not be affected by the noise from the building. The side windows had now been boarded up and the back door closed permanently, with the smoking shelter being relocated to the front of the premises.
Objections raised by the local residents had been withdrawn as they were now ... view the full minutes text for item 3.