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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Meeting Room - City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU. View directions

Contact: Lisa Moore, tel 01722 434560 or email  lisa.moore@wiltshire.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman

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

Minutes:

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

 

Resolved:

 

To elect Councillor Leo Randall as Chairman for this meeting only.

2.

Apologies for Absence/Substitutions

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

3.

Procedure for the Meeting

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

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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” (Pages 1 – 6 of the Agenda refers).

4.

Chairman's Announcements

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

Minutes:

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

5.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no interests declared.

6.

Licensing Application

To consider and determine an application for a variation to a Club Certificate at Salisbury Lawn Tennis Club, Old Blandford Road, Harnham, SP2 8DG, made by Salisbury Lawn Tennis Club.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Application by Salisbury Lawn Tennis Club for Variation to a Club Certificate at, Old Blandford Road, Harnham, SP2 8DG

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the purpose and scope of the application, the premises to which it related and the key issues for consideration, including:

 

·         The Application was for changes to the internal licensed area and the inclusion of the external area, outside the clubhouse. No objections had been received in respect of changes to the internal area.

·         Following the public notice of the application being circulated, a flyer had been produced locally, and circulated in the area. The information contained in the flyer was found to be inaccurate and misleading.

·         Five representations had been received, however subsequently one had been withdrawn.

·         Due to changes in the Licensing Act in April 2015, the club was already permitted to have live and recorded music in the outside area, under the current licence, providing the audience did not exceed 500 persons.

·         Concerns had been raised regarding recorded music which was played during cardio tennis sessions at the club; however no complaints had ever been received by the Police or Environmental health in the past.

·         The applicant had submitted a Noise Management Plan.

·         The report included a list of further agreed actions by the applicant in response to the representations received.

 

In accordance with the procedure detailed in the agenda, the Applicant, the Responsible Authorities and those who had made a Relevant Representation were given the opportunity to address the Sub Committee.

 

Key points raised by Trina Smith of Salisbury Lawn Tennis Club were:

 

·               The club had 355 members (169 adults) with 9 courts.

·               The new Clubhouse was built 5 years ago.

·               In Oct 2015, the club realised the current licence detailed the old club house, so contacted the Council to have this revised to include details of new club house.

·               This triggered the display of public notices detailing the proposed changes.

·               Many of the members of the club are elderly and drive, so do not drink whilst in attendance.

·               The club believed that the representations received by the four local residents were out of proportion and described behaviour not attributed to the club, particularly the issue of drunk people urinating in the hedge near one property, as it was felt that it was likely to be the result of a person returning from the city late at night rather than a club member having just left the clubhouse with four toilets.

·               One of the representations had been made by a resident who had extended his property towards the direction of the club.

·               The club did not wish to play amplified music beyond what was stated in the Noise Management Plan.

·               The club planned to hold a small number of outside events throughout the year, including a BBQ and an Open Day.

 

Key points raised by Mr Leggett, who was in attendance to make relevant representations were:

 

·               The situation most of the residents had issue with seemed to relate to the consumption  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

 

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