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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Enterprise Network (Old Fire Station), Salt Lane, Salisbury, SP1

Contact: Lisa Moore 01722434560 

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.


There were none.


Procedure for the Meeting

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

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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 variation of a Premises Licence in respect of Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm, Beacon House, Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Wiltshire, SP4 0EW made by Miss Sophie McConnell.


Supporting documents:


Application by Sophie McConnell of Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm for a Variation to the Premises Licence at Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm, Beacon House, Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Wiltshire, SP4 0EW



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


On 8th June an application for a Variation was received and accepted as a valid application. Details of the Variation applied for were:


  1. To vary the plans attached to the premises licence so as to extend the licensed area to cover the farm and vineyards in its entirety and to include a storage area; where alcohol will be appropriated to the contract in the case of internet sales.


  1. To allow live music, recorded music and performance of dance to be held outdoors up to 15 times a year, as per the hours currently on the licence for indoor regulated entertainment. The licensing authority will be notified in writing 14 days prior to the event. Neighbours who reside on Amesbury Road will be notified in writing 14 days prior to the event.


  1. To include additional conditions on the premises licence.


The Report was supported by Appendices 1 to 4 as follows:


Appendix 1 - Variation application form

Appendix 1a – Noise Management Plan

Appendix 2 – Current Premises License Appendix 3 – Location Plan Appendix 4 – Relevant Representations



There had been no objections from the Responsible  Authorities.


Standard conditions are to be applied to internet sales.


Five relevant representations had been received from interested parties during the consultation period.


The License has been held by Miss McConnell since 15 April 2014.


The last recorded noise complaint was received in July 2017 which related to an event authorised by means of a Temporary Event Notice.


Those that made representations had mentioned noise disturbance, however had not made a noise complaint.


In accordance with the procedure detailed in the agenda, the Applicant, and those who had made a Relevant Representation were given the opportunity to address the Sub Committee.  Those who had made a relevant Representation did not attend the Sub Committee.


Key points raised by Sophie McConnell (Licence Holder), Sue Gibbins (Events Coordinator)and Karen Lewis (Accounts Manager) of Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm were:


·            The Vineyard was installed a few years ago to diversify the business. This in turn meant they now wished to extend the current licence. They have used Temporary Event Notices (TENs) until now but they wished to have some more events per year.

·            One of the representations refers to firework displays, yet they have never had any fireworks. Since 2010 Ms McConnell has  dealt with all complaints and they  have never had a noise complaint. There have also never been any issues associated with drink driving.

·            They recently held a family festival and invited the neighbours free of charge so they could see the type of events held.  We have security as a precaution to give  customers the peace of mind that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Appendix 1 - Variation application form

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Appendix 1a - Noise Management Plan

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Appendix 2 - Current premises license and plans

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Appendix 3 - Local Plan

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Appendix 4 - Relevant Representations

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