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Declarations of Interest
To receive and note any declarations of disclosable pecuniary or prejudicial or personal interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.
(The personal interests of Councillors and Clerks of Somerset County Council, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes.)
Members present at the meeting declared the following personal interests in their capacity as a Councillor or Clerk of a County, Town or Parish Council or any other Local Authority:-
The Chairman introduced himself and his fellow Sub-Committee Members,
Officers and the Legal Advisor then explained their roles. As well as
acknowledging the documents, he explained the procedure to be followed during this meeting of the Sub-Committee.
The Licensing Officer introduced his previously circulated report. The hearing
was to consider an application to grant a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for 48 East Street, Taunton. TA1 3NA.
As a relevant representation has been received by the licensing authority, the sub-committee must take such steps as it considers appropriate for the promotion of the four licensing objectives, being:
· The prevention of crime and disorder;
· The prevention of public nuisance;
· Public safety;
· The protection of children from harm.
The steps the sub-committee may take are to:
· Grant a premises licence subject to conditions identified in the applicant’s operating schedule/agreed position (modified to such extent as the authority considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives) and any appropriate mandatory conditions.
· Grant a premises licence subject to variations to the licensable activities and or timings proposed in the application, or to propose additional conditions relevant to the four licensing objectives.
· Reject the application.
The following comments and points were presented by the interested party in relation to their written objections:-
· This venue would support the night time economy and bring the building back into use;
· Concerns raised with the public right of way between the two businesses being used for fowling and litter when patrons left the building in the early hours of the morning;
· The applicant confirmed that if Planning permission were granted CCTV cameras would be reinstated in the public right of way to allay fears of nuisance when the club was closed;
Decision Notice (attached)