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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room A, Town Hall, Blackpool

Contact: Lennox Beattie  Executive and Regulatory Manager

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests in the items under consideration and in doing so state:

 

(1) the type of interest concerned either a

 

(a)   personal interest

(b)   prejudicial interest

(c)    disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI)

 

and

 

(2) the nature of the interest concerned

 

If any member requires advice on declarations of interests, they are advised to contact the Head of Democratic Governance in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

2.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD ON 3 JUNE 2019 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting held on 3 June 2019 as a true and correct record.

Minutes:

The Licensing Committee considered the minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2019.

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Licensing Committee meeting held on 3 June 2019 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.  

3.

REVIEW OF STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY AND CUMULATIVE IMPACT ASSESSMENT pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To consider approving for consultation the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy issued under the Licensing Act 2003 and associated cumulative impact assessment.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Committee considered a revised draft statement of Licensing Policy and a new Cumulative Impact Assessment.

 

Mrs Sharon Davies, Senior Solicitor, presented the item and reminded the Committee that the Council as Licensing Authority had a statutory requirement to update the Statement of Licensing Policy every 5 years and that the current statement of Licensing Policy expired on the 31 July 2020. She further explained that due to changes imposed by the Police and Crime Act 2017, the previous special saturation policies were required to form a separate Cumulative Impact Assessment rather than part of the Statement of Licensing Policy and had to be reviewed every three years from now on.

 

Mrs Davies highlighted that the Cumulative Impact Assessment broadly reflected the previous on-licensed town centre saturation area and presented a slightly amended off-licence area with the majority of Victoria Ward now removed but additional parts of Brunswick and Waterloo Wards included. The revised boundaries had been based on evidence submitted by the Police and Public Health.

 

Mrs Davies explained that, if approved, the Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessments would be subject to consultation with the licensed trade, responsible authorities and interested parties. Once that consultation had been completed then a report would be brought to Licensing Committee for onward recommendation to Executive and Council.

 

Resolved:

 

To authorise an eight-week consultation on the draft Statement of Licensing Policy (attached at Appendix 3a to the agenda) and the proposed Cumulative Impact Assessment (attached at Appendix 3b to the agenda).

4.

LICENSING UPDATE pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To update the Committee on the details of licences applied for, dealt with and appealed in the period 18 May 2019 to 13 February 2020.

 

Minutes:

The Licensing Committee received an update on the details of licences applied for, dealt with and appealed in the period 18 May 2019 to 13 February 2020.

 

Mrs Sharon Davies, Senior Solicitor, highlighted to the Committee details of the fifteen Premises Licences granted administratively as no objections had been received, the two reviews of Premises Licence considered by the Licensing Panel and the resulting revocation of the Premises Licences. Mrs Davies further highlighted that there had been no appeals before the Magistrates Court.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the update on licences considered, dealt with and appealed.

5.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

To note the date of next meeting as the 13 May 2020

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To note the date of next meeting as the 13 May 2020.