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PART 1 - PUBLIC

LAP 19/1

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers in accordance with Part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Council Functions)

LAP 19/2

Application for a new Premises Licence for Southbeats Festival, Wings of the Morning Field, Wrotham Hill, Wrotham pdf icon PDF 112 KB

The report provides details of an application for a Premises Licence under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for the provision of Films, Live music, Recorded music, Dance, Late Night refreshment and Supply of alcohol.

 

Annex 12, containing a full set of redacted representations, to be circulated separately

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel gave consideration to an application for a Premises Licence made by Mr Max Weston, Director of SBE Live Ltd, under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of premises at Wings of the Morning Field, Wrotham Hill, Wrotham, Kent.  The application related to the provision of Films, Live Music, Recorded Music, Dance, Late Night Refreshment and Supply of Alcohol. 

 

The Panel gave careful consideration to the written report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive, the application set out at Annex 1, the site plans set out at Annexes 2 to 5, the Noise Management Plan at Annex 6, the Traffic Management Plan at Annex 7, and the maps of Conservation Areas and Ancient Woodland, District Council and Parish Council areas at Annexes 8, 9 and 10 together with the written representations received during the statutory consultation period as set out at Annexes 11 and 12 to the report.  It also considered the oral representations made to it by the applicant and other interested parties during the Hearing. 

 

The Panel was mindful of its obligations under Section 18(3) of the Licensing Act 2003, which stated that, having regard to the relevant representations, the Licensing Authority must take such of the steps set out in Section 18(4) (if any) as it considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.  Additionally, the Panel had particular regard to the provisions of Chapter 9 of the amended guidance issued under Section 182 of the 2003 Act and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.  

 

The Panel heard no objections to the provision of late night refreshment.

 

Both Sevenoaks District Council Environmental Health and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Environmental Protection made representations concerning noise, as did a number of other people who made representations.  The Environmental Health bodies were both satisfied that, through the imposition of conditions, their concerns would be addressed, were it to be a “one-off” event.  The Panel was satisfied that the licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance would be promoted through the imposition of conditions, including limiting the licence to the duration of one year, and for a single event.

 

Representations were also made concerning public nuisance from litter.  The Panel was satisfied that the objective of the prevention of public nuisance could be promoted through the imposition of conditions concerning waste management.

 

Kent Police made representations concerning each of the licensing objectives. However, they were satisfied that their concerns would be addressed by the imposition of conditions, which the Panel decided to impose in order to promote the licensing objectives.

 

A number of representations were made concerning crime and disorder and the use of drugs on site.  The Panel was satisfied that the licensing objective of the prevention of crime and disorder would be promoted through the imposition of conditions regarding security staff, event management, conditions of entry and confiscation provisions.

 

A number of representations were raised concerning traffic volumes, local roads, the suitability of the intended parking areas  ...  view the full minutes text for item LAP 19/2

LAP 19/3

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information

Minutes:

There were no items considered in private.