Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 4th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: Lauren Kennedy  Democratic Services Officer

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No. Item


Election of Chairman


Councillor D Ashcroft confirmed he had been elected Chair for this meeting.


Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence.


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.


Licensing Act 2003 - Variation of a Premises Licence - Cassandra's cup, Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton, GU34 1SD pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Report of the Licensing Officer, EHDC/005/2021, enclosed.

Additional documents:


The Licensing Officer introduced the report. The hearing related to an application for a premises license made by Simon Brencher for Cassandra’s Cup, Winchester Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD.


A copy of the application was in Appendix A of the agenda.


The applicant had requested a variation of the current premises licence to include the supply of alcohol off the premises, opening hours of the premises are 09:00 – 23:00 and the supply of alcohol on and off the premises between 11:00 – 23:00.


The application had received representation from an interested party shown in Appendix C.


All responsible authorities had been consulted.

Environmental Protection advised the proposal had been reviewed and they have no representation to make.


Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service had no representation to make.

Planning authorities responded with no objections.


No further comments were received from the remaining responsible authorities.


The committee were advised that in determining this application they may:

·         Grant the application as asked

·         Modify the conditions of the licence, by altering, omitting or adding to them

·         Refuse to specify a person in the licence as the premises supervisor

·         Reject the whole or part of the application.


It was noted that representation from Chawton Parish Council were not in attendance, a short statement provided from Chawton Parish Council was read to the members of the Licensing Sub Committee outlining their concerns; opening hours until 23:00 could impact noise levels, potential for extra traffic and potential for anti-social behaviour and littering.

Mr Brencher addressed the issues raised within the statement by Chawton Parish Council and provided some images to the Legal advisor and committee members as evidence that some of the concerns raised were not as a result of the Cassandra’s Cup premises.





The Chairman invited questions from the committee.


Members asked of Mr Brencher what else is sold in the shop other than alcohol. The committee were advised that it is a general convenience store, provides food and amenities. They were told that there is much more than just wine available.

The committee asked what would change after lockdown/restrictions are lifted. It was said that the table service would no longer be needed.

The Licensing Team Leader asked the applicant if they had provided an alcohol off premises service since the first lockdown. Members were advised they had not provided take away service. 

The committee requested more information on the opening hours of the shop and whether it plans to remain open with these hours after the 21st June when restrictions are lifted. It was said that it is the applicant’s intention to keep the shop open after the 21st June and it will be synchronized with the attached tearoom, 09:00am – 23:00pm with sale of alcohol 11:00am – 23:00pm.

The Legal advisor informed the committee that there is no stipulation as to ‘normal’ hours, it will depend on what the committee and circumstances of the licence permits.


The Chairman invited the Licensing Officer to make a closing statement.


The Licensing Officer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.