Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday 14 December 2010 2.00 pm

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 G. A. Reynolds, Lawrie Stratford and Rose Stratord.



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 Rose Stratford (Chairman), Reynolds and Lawrie Stratford.



Premise Licence Determination Hearing pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of Head of Safer Communities, Urban and Rural Services




To provide an outline of an application to for the grant of a Premises Licence in relation to The Lounge 60-62 Broad Street, Banbury and detail the representations received from Responsible Authorities and Interested Parties that has 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:


1)                 approve the application for the grant of a premises licence as submitted


2)                 reject the application for the grant of premises licence in whole or part


3)                 place conditions on the grant of premises licence and/or require changes to the details of the permissions sought.



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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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16 December 2010


Dear Sir/Madam

Licensing Act 2003 – Grant of Premises Licence Application

The Lounge, 60-62 Broad Street, Banbury.


I refer to the hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee on 20 August 2010 at which the Sub-Committee considered an application in respect of the above premises for the variation grant of a premises 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. Interested Parties attended and raised objections about potential issues should the licence be granted in relation to the prevention of public nuisance objective. His concerns were primarily that the applicant would not be able to control the conduct of their patrons when they leave the premises. The Sub-Committee noted in particular paragraphs 2.38 and 2.39 of the Home Office Amended Guidance Issued Under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003, and concluded that any conditions to be imposed on the licence would need to be focused on measures within the direct control of the licence holder or club. They acknowledged that beyond the vicinity of the premises, these are matters for personal responsibility of individuals under the law. The Committee therefore resolved to approve the application with the following amendments and the inclusion of the following conditions:


·         Application amended to the provision of regulated entertainment, the supply of alcohol and Late Night Refreshment from Monday to Sunday from 11:00am to 2:30am the following morning.

·         Application amended to reflect that no additional hour will be granted to take account of British Summer Time.

·         Application amended to 'consumption on the premises' NOT consumption both on and off the premises.

·         All conditions submitted by the applicant with the application;

·         All conditions agreed between Thames Valley Police and the applicant, namely;



A Challenge 21 Policy will be in place at the premise at all times.  Anyone who looks under the age of 21 will be asked to show photographic ID to prove they are over 18


The premises shall participate in the local Pubwatch Scheme


All Door Supervisors working outside the premises or whilst engaged in the dispersal of patrons at the close of business shall wear ‘High Visibility Clothing’.




All Door Supervisors shall enter their full details in the Premises Daily Register at the commencement of work.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.