Agenda and minutes

South Hams Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 10.00 am

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Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests; they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;



Members and officers were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered during the course of the meeting.  There were none.



Application for a new Premises Licence at Dolium, 7 Fore Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth, TQ6 0AD pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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The Sub-Committee considered a report that sought to determine an application for a new premises licence at Dolium, 7 Fore Street, Kingswear, TQ6 0AD.


The Licensing Specialist introduced the report and outlined the details of the application (as stated in the application form at Appendix A, B, C, D, E, and F of the presented agenda report).  The Licensing Specialist reminded the Sub-Committee that its decision had to be based upon the four licensing objectives.


The Officer confirmed that, since the agenda had been published, further information had been received from the applicant to further address the four licensing objectives and this had been disseminated to Committee Members beforehand.


1.      Address by the Applicant’s Representative


In her address, the applicant’s representative provided some background information to the establishment of the business and proceeded to make specific reference to:-


-       The small number of customers who would be able to buy wine to consume on the premises, alongside a small amount of tapas;

-       The applicant was also the Licensee of another pub in the near vicinity, and therefore well aware of his obligations towards responsible alcohol consumption; and

-       The need for this service following the closure of the only other off-licence in the town.


Following questions from the Committee, the applicant confirmed that no one would be permitted to drink glasses of wine outside the shop.  The applicant also clarified that the food menu would be limited to cold tapas only, as there would be no kitchen on the premises.  The applicant confirmed he would wish to hold wine tasting evenings at the venue.


Once all parties were content that they had no further issues or questions to raise, the Sub Committee then adjourned (at 10:18 am) to consider the application and then reconvened at 10:37 am.



2.     The Decision


In announcing the Sub-Committee decision, the following statement was read:  


“We have considered the application for a new premises licence, we have considered the statement of licencing policy, the Government guidance, and our objectives that relate to the promotion of the licencing objectives.  We have read carefully the written representations from all parties and additional information provided to us today.  It is our decision to grant this application subject to two additional conditions, in addition to the standard decisions and those proposed by the applicant.  Customers will not be permitted to take open containers of alcoholic drinks from the premises.  Alcohol sold for consumption off the premises will be in sealed containers only.  The reason for both conditions is to assist in the prevention of crime and disorder.  The full written decision of the Committee will be sent to the applicant within five working days.”


The full written decision is as below:


1.    The Licensing Sub-Committee was convened on 24 February 2021 to determine an application by the Applicant for a new Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003.


2.    The Sub-Committee considered the application form and representations received in writing and made at the hearing.  ...  view the full minutes text for item LSC.2/20