Agenda and minutes

Licensing & Regulatory Committee
Tuesday 24th July 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Gipping Room - Grafton House. View directions

Contact: Jess Dool  01473 432513

Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ross, Councillor Lockington, Councillor Chisholm and Councillor Hughes.

14.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minutes:

Minute No. 9.6 – It was requested that ‘East Suffolk College’ be amended to ‘Suffolk New College’

 

It was requested that Councillor Studd be included under Apologies for Absence.

 

Resolved:

 

that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2018, with the amendments above, be signed as a true record.

15.

To Confirm or Vary the Order of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Order of Business be confirmed as printed on the Agenda.

16.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

17.

LR/18/04 Licensing Act 2003: Determination of Draft Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

17.1.    Nigel Burrows, Principal Environmental Health Officer, provided an overview of the draft Statement of Licensing Policy and advised that a review had been undertaken as part of the Council’s legal requirement to publish a new Policy every 5 years. Any changes made within legislation had been considered as part of the review and following the Committee’s agreement, the draft policy would commence one months’ public consultation.

 

17.2.    The Officer reported on some of the legislative changes which had impacted on areas within Licensing & Enforcement. This included the new requirement that all personal and premises holder licences (with the ability to sell alcohol) must be forwarded to the Home Office Immigration Enforcement team as part of additional checks to ensure all applicants had a right to work in the UK.

 

17.3.    The Officer confirmed that there would be a number of documents which could be checked as part of the application process such as passports and visas and would be similar to what another employer may request. 

 

17.4.    Discussion took place around the changes to personal licences and the Officer advised that Ipswich Borough Council now had the authority to revoke or suspend a personal licence in appropriate circumstances. It was confirmed that a personal licence would no longer ‘expire’ and therefore people who held a licence granted by Ipswich Borough Council could use this elsewhere in the Country.

 

Resolved:-

 

that the Operations Manager – Public Protection be authorised by the Licensing and Regulatory Committee to undertake the consultation process relating to the determination of a new Statement of Licensing Policy which includes the Cumulative Impact Assessment.

18.

LR/18/05 Street Trading Consent Application pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

18.1.    The Officer reported that three Street Trading Consent applications had been received for possible trading locations within the town centre for the sale of hot food and drinks. The applicant had withdrawn their application to trade in Carr Street and therefore the two locations for consideration were Barrack Corner and Tacket Street.

 

18.2.    Objections to the applications had been received from Environmental Health, the Police Licensing Officer and Suffolk Highways. Reasons for their objections included concerns regarding Antisocial Behaviour, unsuitable locations (such as restricted visibility due to the site of the van) and historic complaints received following a previous street trader in the area of Barrack Corner.

 

18.3.    Discussion took place around the concerns raised for both sites including the possible negative effect on school children due to the close proximity to a school for the St Matthews Street (Barrack Corner) application. 

 

Resolved:

 

that the request from Mr Syed Ahmed for street trading consents in Tackett Street and Barrack Corner be refused.

19.

LR/18/06 Licensing Act 2003: Applications Update Report pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the report be noted.

20.

Exclusion of Public

To consider that the public (including the press) be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following agenda items under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972 as it is likely that if members of the public were present during this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information falling within paragraphs 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the public (including the press) be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following agenda items under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972 as it would be likely that if members of the public were present during these item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information falling within paragraphs 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

21.

LR/18/07 Enforcement Report