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Election of Chairman
That Councillor M Taylor be elected Chairman for the duration of the meeting.
(Councillor M Taylor in the Chair)
Report of the Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer)
The subject of the decision:
The Director of Law and Governance submitted a report seeking consideration of an application for the variation of a premises licence in respect of The Tannery, 4 The Arcade, Great Ayton, TS9 6BW. The application sought to extend the licensable area to the front of the premises to accommodate an external seating area. The application indicated that the consumption of alcohol would not be permitted in the external areas after 9.30pm each day. The application also sought to remove a condition which required all external doors to be kept closed except for access and egress.
Alternative options considered:
The Panel considered the options in paragraph 7.2 of the officer’s report. The Panel was satisfied that the licensing objectives were not likely to be adversely affected by the proposed licensable activities provided that appropriate conditions were imposed. Therefore, the Panel concluded that the alternative options were not appropriate in this instance.
The reason for the decision:
The Panel considered the written representations of all parties, oral representations of the applicant, North Yorkshire Police and Great Ayton Parish Council, the Licensing Act 2003 as amended, the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003.
The Panel noted that the police had made representations in relation to anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance, two local residents had made representations in respect of noise nuisance and the Parish Council had made representations in relation to interference with an adjacent thoroughfare.
The applicant informed the Panel that he has a lot of experience in managing licensed premises having worked for a number of years as an area manager for a large public house company before starting his own independent micro-pubs. Since the Tannery opened eight months ago he has developed good relationships with local residents, customers and licensed and un-licensed businesses. The applicant informed the Panel that the Tannery has not received any direct complaints from the police or the local authority and that the application to vary the licence has not received any representations from environmental health.
The applicant informed the Panel that the Tannery’s customer base was aged mid-20s to early 30s and older. The applicant told the Panel that he has received a high number of requests from customers to be able sit outside and that the business is seeking to attract new customers such as dog walkers and cyclists.
The applicant explained to the Panel that the external area would seat approximately 12 people at three tables of four with space for up to a further eight people standing. The applicant informed the Panel that the premises would install a clear boundary feature such as planters to clearly delineate the perimeter of the external area. The applicant also informed the Panel that he would be happy to agree to ensure ... view the full minutes text for item LAHP.3