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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Enterprise Network, Salisbury Old Fire Station, Salt Lane, Salisbury SP1 1DU

Contact: Lisa Moore Democratic Services 

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 Trevor Carbin as Chairman for this meeting only.


Apologies for Absence/Substitutions

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


Cllr Jose Green was substituted by Cllr Robert Yuill.


Procedure for the Meeting

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

Supporting documents:


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).


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 determine an application for a Review of a Premises Licence in respect of Queens Arms, Ivy Street, Salisbury, SP1 2AY made by Wiltshire Council’s Public Protection Team.



Supporting documents:


Review of a Premises Licence for the Queens Arms, Ivy Street, Salisbury, SP1 2AY


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.


The Licensing Officer, Ian Garrod introduced the purpose and scope of the review, the premises to which it related and the key issues for consideration.


·       The grounds for review related to failure to comply with licensing conditions in relation to noise. The Public Protection Team had brought the review and details of their proposed conditions were listed in the agenda.


·       During the consultation 3 representations had been received from members of the public. Details of these were included as Appendix 7


·       A revised variation application had been granted


·       A noise management plan had been put into place



Public Protection Officer, Trish Morse highlighted the background to the review and showed photos of the premises to the committee:


·       Members of the team had investigated complaints of noise and a notice had been served on Christopher Brown.

·       A representation has been made by the Environmental Health Team as detailed in the report.

·       The premises was a grade 2 listed building, surrounded on all 4 sides by residential properties.

·       There had been a history of complaints after the pub had changed hands in 2014, in Dec 2015 Mr Brown took over.

·       Investigations began in February 2016 following substantial complaints from residents.

·       Up until the beginning of 2016, the Queens Arms had been a quiet public house and had no history of noise complaints

·       In February 2016, a noise abatement order was served on Adrian Sainsbury.

·       In April 2016, further conditions were attached to the premises licence and the noise management plan updated, so that no further music was to be played in the barn area.

·       No formal action was taken at that time due to notice suspended.

·       A resident in Ivy Street made a complaint, after they called the pub to request the music be turned down. A lady believed to be bar manager was rude and swore down the phone.

·       We met with Mr Sainsbury. A follow up letter was sent on 1 Feb (p161).

·       Feb 2017 – July 2017 complaints received from members of the public.

·       On Saturday 29th April, both residents had independently contacted the out of hours service to make further complaints, Mr Tomsett attended the location.


Public Protection Team leader, Gary Thomsett


·       Visited on 29 April, from 9pm – 12pm, also visiting Mr Pughs property opposite the Queens Arms. The music from a live band was clearly audible from street and inside the property. The noise included people outside having conversations and a bass guitar all clearly audible. The noise levels were extremely excessive.

·       Following swearing and loud voices, at 9.22pm we received a further complaint from Mrs Hibberd.

·       Following the objections and having listened to the noise from Mr Pugh’s, he went to Mrs Hubbards. At this time (9.30pm) there were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.




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