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There were no disclosures of interest declared.
In arriving at its decision, the Sub-Committee took into account the relevant representations submitted verbally and in writing. The Sub-Committee was also made aware that the following sections of the Licensing Policy were relevant:
· Section 4: (Fundamental Principles)
· Section 12.1:12.1.1 – 12.1.14 Prevention of Crime and Disorder
· Section 12.2: 12.3.1 – 12.3.6 Public Nuisance
· Section 17: Licence Conditions
The following sections of the Guidance issued in April 2018 by the Secretary of State under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 are relevant:
· Paragraphs 2.1 – 2.6 – Prevention of Crime and Disorder
· Paragraphs 2.15 – 2.21 - Public Nuisance
· Paragraphs 9.31 – 9.41 - Hearings
· Paragraphs 9.42 – 9/44 - Determining actions that are appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives
· Paragraphs 10.1 to 10.66 - Conditions attached to premises licences
The Sub-Committee received a report from the Licensing Officer. The application was to vary a premises licence for a Public House in Guildford called the Holroyd Arms that was located in a mainly residential area. The application was to vary the authorised plan and amend the conditions attached to the licence. The licence had been first granted to Punch Taverns PLC following a hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee on 19 August 2005. The designated premises supervisor (DPS) had been varied twice since the licence was first granted and the current DPS had been named on the licence since 30 November 2012. No changes to the current hours or activities were proposed. Due to the plan being updated since 2014, the “Lawned Garden” referred to in the conditions was now labelled on the plans as “Beer Garden”. Therefore, any conditions remaining on the licence after the decision of the committee that refer to “Lawned Garden” should be updated to reflect the current terminology on the plan for the avoidance of any confusion.
Representations had been received from Environmental Health (Pollution Control) and the Licensing Authority on the grounds of prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. The representations related to those aspects of the application that concerned the use of the beer garden. The Sub-Committee were reminded that having regard to the relevant representations received, they must take such steps, as it considered appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives. These were to modify, alter or add new conditions or to reject the application in whole or in part.
The Sub-Committee noted the following submissions made by Mr Domleo (the tenant’s Solicitor):
· Ms Ahmah and Mr Hamilton had a long-term tenancy at the Holroyd Arms, Guildford. Ms Ahmah had been made the DPS in 2012. They had invested a total of £200,000 into renovating and fully refurbishing the pub with a new kitchen and stage, resulting in the creation of a much-valued community venue with the provision of food, drink, and music.
· The application was to amend the authorised plan to allow the creation of an external permanent bar servery within the rear beer garden to take the pressure off the inside bar. ... view the full minutes text for item 2.