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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room B, Town Hall, Blackpool

Contact: Tyrone Wassell  Democratic Governance Senior Advisor

No. Item



To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


The Licensing Panel considered the appointment of a Chairman for the meeting.




That Councillor Hunter be appointed Chairman for the meeting.




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


(1) the type of interest concerned


(2) the nature of the interest concerned; and


(3) whether they have or have not sat on a Planning Committee which has previously considered a planning application in respect of a licensed premises which is also subject to consideration for a premises licence as part of the agenda for this meeting.


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




There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.



The Chairman of the Panel will summarise the procedure and announce the equal maximum amount of time for each party to speak for the hearing.


A.         Items 1 and 4 (b) will be undertaken in private session by the Panel and not in the Meeting Room.

B.         Items 2, 3 and 4(a) will be recommended to the Panel to be held in public.

C.         The Panel may decide to exclude the public from all or part of a hearing where it considers that the public interest in so doing outweighs the public interest in the hearing, or that part of the hearing, taking place in public. (This includes a party and any person assisting or representing a party)


The Chairman explained the procedure for the meeting including that an equal time limit of twenty minutes had been allocated for all parties.


APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE - AB Pizza, 149 Layton Road, Blackpool, FY3 8HH pdf icon PDF 472 KB

To consider an application for a Premises Licence – AB Pizza, 149 Layton Road, Blackpool, Fy3 8hh


A.      Application and representations submitted. To consider the attached report.

B.      Determination of the application for a Premises Licence – AB Pizza.


The Licensing Panel will indicate how the decision is to be communicated to interested parties.

Additional documents:


The Licensing Panel considered an application for a new Premises Licence in respect of AB Pizza, 149 Layton Road. The application sought permission to offer late night refreshment between the hours of 2300 and 0100 7 days a week. The premises would open between 1300 and 0100 daily.


The applicant Mr Omer Altinok was in attendance along with his representative Mr Mark Marshall and made representations to the Licensing Panel. Mr Marshall explained that Mr Altinok had run the premises for a number of years without issue or any concern being raised by the responsible authorities. In view of that he should be considered an experienced operator and the proposal represented in reality a relatively modest increase in opening hours. Mr Marshall further outlined that Mr Altinok was keen to be a good neighbour and would implement a code of conduct for delivery drivers to avoid causing issues.


The public objector Ms Suzanne Rowney was in attendance and made representations to the Licensing Panel. Ms Rowney highlighted her concerns about the premises’ operation and particularly the extension of hours. Ms Rowney emphasised that the premises was located in a prominently residential area and that it had previously been the subject of noise complaints. The Licensing Panel noted that enforcement action had not been taken and the responsible authorities had not raised any objection.


The Licensing Panel considered the evidence submitted by both parties. It concluded that given the residential nature of the area and previous issues with the premises that the new Premises Licence would significantly undermine the Licensing Objectives and particularly the objective Prevention of Public Nuisance. It did not consider that there were conditions or amendments that would overcome the issues.  




That the application for a Premises Licence in respect of AB Pizza, 149 Layton Road, be refused.