Venue: Siambr Dafydd Orwig, Council Offices, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SH. View directions
Contact: Lowri Haf Evans 01286 679878
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Mr Jonathan Webb (objector)
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
To receive any declaration of personal interest.
None to note
To note any items that are a matter of urgency in the view of the Chairman for consideration.
None to note
Y Maes Café, Llandanwg, Harlech, LL46 2SD
To consider the above application
APPLICATION FOR PREMISES LICENCE - Y Maes Café, Llandanwg, Harlech
On behalf of the premises: Mr Graham Perch (applicant)
Others invited: Councillor Annwen Hughes (Local Member)
Mr Arwel Thomas, Mr Edward Thomas, Mrs Jean Thomas, Mr Richard Poole and Mrs Sandra Poole – local consultees
The Licensing Manager highlighted that the Chairman had suggested a site visit as he was not familiar with the area. To facilitate the procedure, an application was made to circulate images of the café (from Google Street Scene) for the benefit of the Sub-committee. The applicant agreed for the images to be circulated but stated that the site had changed quite a lot since the photograph was taken.
The correct translations of observations made by the Local Member, the Community Clerk and one of the objectors were presented. These observations had originally been submitted in Welsh, but the translations of those observations included in the programme had been inaccurate. The applicant was given the opportunity to read the translations.
a) The report and recommendation of the Licensing Department.
The report of the Licensing Manager was submitted which detailed an application for a premises license for supplying alcohol to customers at a premises that already operated as a café, seven days a week in summer and on weekends only in winter. The proposal to offer to sell alcohol for drinking off the premises and to play background radio music during opening hours (inside and out) was highlighted. It was noted that the café was currently open until 5pm, but the intention was to remain open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights with alcohol sales until 9:30pm. It was reiterated that the applicant also considered showing sporting events occasionally
Attention was drawn to the details of the licensed activities and the proposed hours in the report. It was noted that Licensing Authority officers had sufficient evidence that the application had been submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and the relevant regulations.
Reference was made to measures recommended by the applicant to promote the licensing objectives along with the responses received during the consultation period.
It was noted that 24 e-mails / letters had been received objecting to the application based on the four licensing objectives. Attention was drawn to the applicants response to the objectors concerns and to the conditions that would be incorporated into the licence, if the application were granted.
In considering the application, the following procedure was followed:
· Members of the Sub-committee and the applicant were given the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager.
· The applicant was invited to expand on the application.
· Consultees were given an opportunity to present their observations
· The licensee, or his representative, was invited to respond to the observations.
· Members of the Sub-committee were given an opportunity to ask questions of the licensee.
· Members of the Sub-committee were given an opportunity to ask questions of the consultees.
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