Agenda, decisions and minutes

Application for a Premises Licence - Victoria Park, Salisbury, Southern Area Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday 25 April 2023 10.00 am

Venue: The Pump Room, The Old Fire Station Enterprise Centre, 2 Salt Lane, Salisbury, SP1 1DU

Contact: Lisa Alexander  (Senior Democratic Services Officer)

No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting of the Sub Committee.


Nominations for a Chairman of the Licensing Sub Committee were sought and it was




To elect Councillor first name last name as Chairman for this meeting only.


Nominations for a Chairman of the Licensing Sub Committee were sought and it was




To elect Councillor Trevor Carbin as Chairman for this meeting only.


Apologies for Absence/Substitutions

To receive any apologies for absence and to note any substitutions.


There were no apologies.


Procedure for the Meeting

The Chairman will explain the attached procedure for the members of the public present.

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The Chairman notified all those present at the meeting that it was not being recorded by Wiltshire Council, but that the meeting could be recorded by the  press or members of the public.


The Chairman reminded those present that any speakers that wished to remain and make a statement to the Sub Committee would be giving consent to there being the possibility that they would be recorded presenting this.


It was noted that those that had made a representation would not be identified by name within the minutes.


The Chairman then asked if anyone present wished to withdraw from the meeting.  All parties confirmed they wished to remain in and take part in the Sub Committee hearing.


The Chairman explained the procedure to be followed at the hearing, as contained within the “Wiltshire Licensing Committee Procedural Rules for the Hearing of Licensing Act 2003 Applications”.


Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will give details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.


The Chairman gave details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.



There were no interests declared.


Licensing Application

To consider and determine an Application for a Premises Licence by The Immersive Group Ltd in respect of Victoria Park.



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Application for a Premises Licence in respect of Victoria Park, Salisbury, made by the Immersive Group Ltd.


Licensing Officer’s Submission


The Sub Committee gave consideration to a report (circulated with the Agenda) in which determination was sought for an application for a new premises license, presented by Katherine Edge (Public Protection Officer – Licensing) for which 14 relevant representations had been received.  The application was for the following licensable activities:


Licensable Activities



Live Music


Recorded Music

Monday to Sunday Outdoors

10:00hrs – 22:30hrs


Sale by retail of Alcohol

Monday to Sunday

ON and OFF sales

10:00hrs – 22:30hrs


It was noted by the Sub Committee that there were 4 options available to them:


1) To grant the licence subject to such conditions as are consistent with

those included in the operating schedule submitted with the application,

modified to such extent as the Sub Committee considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives, together with any mandatory conditions required by the Licensing Act.

2) To exclude from the scope of the application any licensable activity.

3) To refuse to specify a person as the designated premises supervisor.

4) To reject the application.


The following parties attended the hearing and took part in it:


On behalf of the Applicant

  • Dave Hancock, Director of The Immersive Group Ltd
  • Aimee Hancock, Director of The Immersive Group Ltd
  • Colin Holton, Salisbury Live


Relevant Representations

·       Rep 4 - local residents in objection to the application

·       Rep 10 - local resident in objection to the application

·       Rep 11- local resident in objection to the application

·       Rep 13 - local resident in objection to the application


The Chair advised that the written representations had been read and considered by the members of the Sub Committee in advance of the meeting. The Chair invited the Applicant to introduce their application.


Applicant’s submission


The Applicant and their representatives (detailed above) spoke in support of the application, highlighting the following points:


·       The application was for a maximum of five events in one calendar year, with Salisbury Live on 12 August 2023 being the only current confirmed event.

·       The Salisbury Live event would be a family event which would include, food, drinks and entertainment, with acts including a mixture of tribute bands and local artists and performances by music students from the local college.

·       An Event Management Plan (EMP) would be produced once the premises licence application stage was complete. The EMP would set out further details such as position of the stage and plans for other aspects of the event such as security, noise management and the provision of toilets to accommodate those attending the event.

·       The Applicant had previous experience at holding events around the city and in the city centre and had established recognition for good management and delivery of those events.

·       The Applicant had worked with Environmental Health to agree further conditions to alleviate any concerns.

·       A proposed brochure was circulated to all present, detailing the schedule for a range of Salisbury Live events throughout  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Appendix 1 - Application & Plan

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Appendix 2 - Representations

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Appendix 3 - Map of Location of Representations

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Appendix 4 - Map of Area

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Appendix 5 - Response to Representations from Applicant

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