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Election of Chairman
To elect a Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the remainder of the Municipal Year.
Councillor Chris Martin was elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the remainder of the Municipal Year.
Election of Vice-Chairman
To elect a Vice-Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the remainder of the Municipal Year.
Councillor Martin Sullivan was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the remainder of the Municipal Year.
To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee B held on 29 September 2022 as published.
That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 29 September 2022 be approved and signed as a true and correct record.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary and other interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.
There were no Declarations of Interest.
To consider any business that the Chairman rules may be dealt with under Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.
There were no items of Urgent Business.
Reporting Person – Matthew Cobb
The Sub-Committee had before it a report regarding an application for a new Premises Licence for Brazil Tropical, 56 Chertsey Road, for which objections had been received from Woking CCTV, Woking Community Safety and eight members of the public living closeby. A representation had also been received from Woking Planning Enforcement. Mr Manuel Rocha of ‘Rochaconsultancy’ attended the meeting to represent Brazil Tropical alongside Erica Tatiane De Medeiros. None of the objectors were present.
All parties present had a copy of the Licensing Committee’s agreed procedure to be followed at Licensing Sub-Committee hearings. The Chairman introduced Members of the Sub-Committee and outlined the order of speaking which would be followed at the hearing.
The Licensing Authority’s representative, Mr Cobb, summarised the report that was before the Sub-Committee, stating that the original application had been for the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises from Mondays to Sundays from 11.00 hours to 23.00 hours. It was stated that following negotiations and additional conditions submitted by the applicant, Environmental Health had withdrawn its objection. The additional conditions were:
· The business will play background music only at a volume which does not cause disturbance outside the premises. There will be no DJ’s, Live Music, Recorded Music or Karaoke held on this premises at any time.
· Alcohol sold or supplied to persons for consumption on the premises will be served with a substantial table meal and only and whilst customer is seated.
· There shall be no vertical drinking.
· Tables and Chairs outside will be removed before or by 22:00 at the latest and no drinking will take place outside after this time.
· Sale of alcohol will cease at 22:30 and there will be no public on site after 23:00
· There will be no off sales from this premises.
· The roof terrace area to the rear of the premises will not be used by customers or staff or as a smoking area in order to minimise disturbance to the local residents.
· Windows to be kept closed after 22:00 every day. Doors to also be kept closed after 22:00 every day (except for ingress and egress)
Mr Cobb referred to a complaint which had been received in September in relation to noise nuisance at another premises run by the same operator. It was stated that it would be for the Sub-Committee to balance any noise disturbance with the trading of the business.
The Applicant had no questions for Mr Cobb.
Following a question by Councillor Leach, it was noted that in relation to the Cumulative Impact Zone, whilst the presumption would be for new premises licences to be refused within the zone, it would depend on the expected effect of the business on the licensing objectives in the Town Centre.
The Chairman gave the Applicant the opportunity to address the Sub-Committee. Mr Rocha acknowledged that the premises was within the Cumulative Impact Zone and stated that some of the representations related to a previous application for Office Bar, which had ... view the full minutes text for item 6.