Agenda, decisions and minutes

Application: Read Farming Ltd, Alderbury, Southern Area Licensing Sub Committee - Monday 2 October 2023 10.30 am

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

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 Peter Hutton 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 an application for a Premises Licence in respect of Hole Farm, Brick Kiln Lane, Alderbury SP5 3EL made byRead Farming Ltd. The report of the Public Protection Officer (Licensing) is attached.


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Application for a Premises Licence – in respect of Hole Farm, Brick Kiln

Lane, Alderbury SP5 3EL made by Read Farming 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 premises license, presented by Katherine Edge  (Public Protection Officer – Licensing) for which 1 relevant representation had been received.  The application was for the following licensable activities:


Licensable Activities



Provision of regulated entertainment
Recorded music and Live Music
Similar to any music or dance
Indoors and outdoors

12:00hrs – 22:00hrs
11:00hrs – 23:00hrs
11:00hrs – 00:00hrs

Monday – Wednesday
Thursday – Saturday

Sale by retail of alcohol
ON and OFF Sales


11:00hrs – 23:00hrs
11:00hrs – 00:00hrs




Sunday – Wednesday
Thursday – Saturday

News Year's Eve from
11:00hrs to 01:00hrs on New Year's Day

Late Night Refreshment
Indoors and outdoors

23:00hrs – 00:00hrs

Thursday - Saturday





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


i) 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.

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

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

iv) To reject the application


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


On behalf of the Applicant

·       Mr Peter Read

·       Ms Georgina Stewart (Partner of Applicant)


Relevant Representations:

·       Alderbury Parish Council 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/s (add names) spoke in support of the application, highlighting the following points:


·       The Applicant had believed the Application to be fine and had been led to believe that the Parish Council meeting to consider the Planning Application had already been passed and that he was not required to attend. Once it was realised that he had missed the meeting, the Applicant made contact with the clerk immediately and offered an invite for the Parish Council to visit the site. Following this conversation, the Applicant had heard nothing more form the Parish Council.

·       The Applicant was a farmer by family tradition and a Premises Licence holder for over 30 years, having previously run a leisure complex in the Basingstoke area.

·       On moving to the site, the Applicant and his family had started to offer stay vacations, with an array of Sheppard huts and holiday lets.

·       There was a large barn on the site which was very dilapidated. The Applicant had planning permission for the barn to become an events barn and he had been running it as a wedding  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.


Appendix 1 - Application

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Appendix 2 - Relevant Representation

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Appendix 3 - Location Map

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Appendix 4 - Live Music Act 2012

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