Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Friday 22 October 2010 11.30 am

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Natasha Clark, Legal and Democratic Services  Email: (01295) 221589

No. Item


Constitution of the Sub Committee

The Membership of the Sub-Committee for this meeting will be Councillors Blackwell, O’Sullivan and Reynolds.



Please contact Natasha Clark (01295 221589) to tender apologies.


Note: Declaration of Interests:  Any Member with a prejudicial interest will not be able to participate in the hearing, and should therefore notify the Head of Legal and Democratic Services in advance so that arrangements may be made for an alternate Member to attend.



The Membership of the Licensing Sub-Committee for this meeting was Councillors Blackwell (Chairman), Hallchurch and O’Sullivan.



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Report of Head of Safer Communities, Urban and Rural Services




To provide an outline of an application to for the grant of a Personal Licence in respect of Mr Neil Cowlishaw of 61 Manor Road, Banbury and detail the representations received from Thames Valley Police that have resulted in the need for a hearing to determine the application.




There is no recommendation. In considering the representations received and what is appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives, the options open to the Sub-Committee are, in broad terms:


a)     reject the application if it considers it necessary for the promotion of the crime prevention objective to do so, and


b)     grant the application in any other case.



Additional documents:



Environment & Community



D Ian Davies  BSc (Hons) DMS  Strategic Director Environment & Community

Chris Rothwell  BSc (Hons) FInst SRM  Head of Safer Communities, Urban & Rural Services








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22 October 2010


Dear Sir/Madam


Licensing Act 2003 – Grant of Personal Licence Application: Mr Neil Cowlishaw


I refer to the hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee today at which the Sub-Committee considered an application in respect of the above named person for the grant of a personal licence under the Licensing Act 2003.  The decision contained in this letter is a decision of the Licensing Authority.


After considering all the representations made at the hearing the Sub-Committee decided as follows:


The Sub-Committee considered all the submissions made by all parties. They noted that the Licensing Act 2003 states that all licensing matters must promote the four Licensing Objectives. Representations were received from ThamesValley Police in relation to the promotion of the prevention of crime and disorder objective. Guidance has been issued under the Licensing Act 2003 which states, 'the Secretary of State recommends, that where the police have issued an objection notice, the licensing authority should normally refuse the application, unless there are exceptional and compelling circumstances which justify granting it.' The Sub-Committee found that no exceptional and compelling circumstances were advanced by the applicant in support of his application. The application was therefore refused.




You have a right of appeal against this decision to the Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date of this letter. The relevant Magistrates Court for the area is;



Northern OxfordshireMagistrates Court

The Courthouse

Warwick Road



OX16 2AW


Tel: 01295 452000

Fax: 01295 452050



Finally, if you have any queries regarding this notice, please contact a member of the Licensing Team on 01295 753744.



Yours faithfully






Claire Bold

Licensing Team Leader