Venue: Via Zoom
Contact: Democratic Services Tel: 01362 656870
To receive apologies for absence.
An apology was received from Councillor K Martin.
Declaration of Interests
The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011. Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.
The Chairman introduced the Panel and the Officers and explained the procedures.
Report of the Shared Public Protection Manager, Sarah Shipley
Councillor Dowling replaced Councillor Carter on the Panel due to lost IT connection.
The following persons were in attendance:
Applicant: Mini Market Thetford Ltd
Current Licence Holder/DPS
Norfolk Constabulary Licensing Officer
The Licensing Team Leader read the report of the Shared Public Protection Manager, Sarah Shipley.
·Grant the application for
having regard to the notice from the Norfolk
having regard to the notice from the Norfolk Constabulary
Exclusion of Press & Public
To consider passing the following resolution:
“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.
PART B – ITEM FROM WHICH THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC ARE EXCLUDED
RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act
1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following
items of business on the grounds that they involve the disclosure of exempt
information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.
Applications for the Transfer and Vary DPS of a premises licence (Continued)
The hearing was conducted in accordance with the procedure as set out in the agenda.
In order to promote the Licensing objective of Crime and Disorder, the decision was taken to reject the applications to transfer the premises licence and vary the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for licence PL1112 Mini Market (Thetford), 11 White Hart Street, Thetford, IP24 1AA
Reasons for the Decision:
The Panel took due notice of the Licensing Act 2003, and the Regulations made under it, in particular sections 37 and 42 of the Licensing Act 2003, the guidance issued under section 182 including paragraphs 8.101 and 4.39 and Breckland District Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.
Objections to the Applicant’s application were received from Norfolk Police on the basis that to grant the transfer of the Premises Licence and DPS would undermine the crime prevention objective.
The Panel was concerned that the Applicant was not fully aware of the conditions attached to the Premises Licence, particularly that the licence and the DPS has been transferred to him in the interim period upon his application being made. The Panel was not confident that the conditions and licensing objective relating to the prevention of crime and disorder would be adhered to. Both applications were therefore refused.