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Election of Chairman
Cllr Glass was elected Chairman for the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
To receive and record any apologies for absence.
There were apologies for absence from Cllr D Ashcroft.
There were no Chairman’s announcements.
Declarations of Interest
To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of the application being considered.
There were no declarations of interest.
Report of the Senior Licensing Officer, EHCL/042/2020, enclosed.
The Chairman addressed the applicant Mr Berry, she understood, that the applicants or their legal representative had not registered an indication to speak at this Committee as required by the Committee procedure. She asked Mr Berry why the advance notice to speak had not been given. It would then be at the Committees discretion as to whether he or his legal representative would be given leave to speak.
Mr Berry explained that he had not been aware that he needed to register to address the committee.
The committee agreed that Mr Berry should remain and take part in the meeting.
The Chairman invited the Senior Licensing Officer to introduce the report.
The Senior Licensing Officer introduced the report. The hearing related to a variation of a premises licence application made by Regina Cucina Limited for the Queens Head in Sheet.
A copy of the application was in appendix A of the agenda. The plan of the premises and location plan were shown in appendix B and E and could be shown on the screen if required.
The applicant had requested to vary their premises licence to include a covered seating area outside the premises for the use of live and recorded music and the sale and supply of alcohol as detailed in section 3.3 of the agenda. The application asked the applicant to state how they would promote the licensing objectives, and this was shown in section 3.7 of the agenda.
The hearing had been called because representations had been received from interested persons. These were shown in appendix D of your agenda.
All responsible authorities have been consulted and no representations were received. However, South Downs National Authority and Environmental Protection have made comments as detailed in section 3.8 of the agenda.
The committee were advised that in determining this application
1. they may grant the application as asked
2. modify the conditions of the licence, ay altering, omitting or adding
3. reject the whole or part of the application
She advised that no notices of attendance had been received within the specified time frame.
Crispin Foy who has made a representation had advised that he was unable to attend the hearing but had advised that he was very keen that the Committee understood his non-attendance was not due to a lack of interest or commitment to his representation.
She had also received an email from Emily Newton who had made a representation but was unable to attend today, which she read out;
“I am afraid that I won't be able to attend the hearing. I wanted to make it plain that this is by no means because I do not think that it is important; indeed, my delayed response is due to the fact that I have been trying to rearrange my working week in order to be able to be virtually present and represent my views; explaining my concerns as much in person as is possible in these strange times. Most unfortunately, I have been unable to ... view the full minutes text for item 22.