Agenda and minutes
Licensing and Appeals Sub Committee Hearing Panel - Tuesday, 20th December, 2022 10.00 am
Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions
Contact: Ian Hinton-Smith
The report of the Head of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is enclosed.
The Hearing Panel considered a report from the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing.
The Licensing Officer addressed the Hearing Panel, noting that no objections had been received to the application. Any decision to refuse the application should only be done within the grounds of the legislation. No mandatory conditions for refusal had been met, and it is down to the Hearing Panel to decide if any discretionary conditions for refusal had been met.
The applicant’s representative addressed the Hearing Panel, noting that previous Licence renewals for the establishment had all been approved. The Licence is sought on the same basis, there are no requests for a variation. They have received no objections and the representative also noted that no mandatory grounds for refusal had been met. The applicant’s representative did not believe any discretionary grounds had been met either. They informed the Hearing Panel that the establishment is well run, and strictly adheres to the Licence conditions. There had been a recent visit from the Licensing Authority which raised no issues.
In their deliberations, the Hearing Panel considered the Council policy relating to Sex Establishment venues. They acknowledged that there had been no objections to the renewal. They also acknowledged that no mandatory conditions for refusal had been met and were satisfied that no discretionary conditions had been met either.
To grant the renewal application as applied for.