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Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.

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None were received.


Licensing Act 2003 – Application for Variation of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 88 KB

For Members to consider and determine an application to vary a premises licence, made under the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of Herons Lake Retreat, Caerwys Hill, Caerwys, Flintshire CH7 5AD.

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Application refused


            The Licensing Officer presented the report for Members to consider a variation application made under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect to Herons Lake Retreat, Caerwys Hill, Caerwys, Flintshire CH7 5AD with its location highlighted on the plan in Appendix A. The applicant was Herons Lake Retreat Ltd.  With the premises currently holding a Premises Licence PA0829 which allowed for the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises (for an on-site shop) with the opening hours outlined in the report. 

            The variation application was to change the sale of alcohol to ‘on and off sales’ and to add a Tipi to the licensed area, which would have a small bar inside and an include an external seating area. The variation also included adding recorded music to the licence. The times applied for recorded music and sale of Alcohol were outlined in the report.


No application was made to amend the current hours of operation, licensable activities or other conditions endorsed upon the Licence. If granted, the area would then benefit from the provisions of the Live Music Act and Deregulation of Regulated Entertainment. This would also allow for regulated entertainment within the licensed area from 08.00am until 11.00pm daily without the need for a separate licence. The Licensing Officer confirmed the following :-


·                Appendix A – included a plan of the site referred to in the application

·                Appendix B – this referred to a plan to identify the position of the Tipi

·                Appendix C – referred to representations received from Flintshire County Council’s Pollution Control Section on 6th February 2023.

·                Appendix D – referred to letters of objection which had been received from local residents.

·                Appendix E – referred to the steps that the applicant intended to take to promote the four licensing objectives


There were no objections from any further responsible Authorities.


The Licensing Officer then read out the existing licensing conditions to provide some background for committee Members, together with the mandatory conditions imposed for the operating schedule.


            The Licensing Officer confirmed that the application was advertised in the correct manner in the local newspaper and on site.  There were no resource implications in respect of this report.


            Referring to Consultation it was confirmed that a 28-day consultation period was carried out following receipt of the application, as required by the Licensing Act.  She referred to the risks which were addressed in the steps taken to promote the four licensing objectives and shown in the Operating Schedule.


The Chair then invited members of the Panel to ask questions.


            Upon questioning Mr Arbour, responded to questions on the number of licence holders and staff members who had been trained and the hours security was present at the site


            The Pollution Control Officer provided an overview of his work experience specifically his qualifications around acoustics and noise control within licence applications and variations.  As a representative of the responsible authority (Environment Health) it was his role to ensure the prevention of public nuisance (Licensing Objective D) was considered  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.


Members of the Press and Public in attendance

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There was no members of the press and no members of the public in attendance.