Agenda and minutes
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Election of Chairman for the meeting
That Councillor John Blackall be elected Chairman for the meeting.
Declarations of Members' Interests
To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Committee
There were no declarations of interest.
To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Committee or the Chief Executive
There were no announcements.
To consider an application for the grant of a new Premises Licence, under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of ‘Christmas Fantasia’, Camping World Show Ground, Hornbrook Park, Brighton Road, Horsham
FOR THE GRANT OF A NEW PREMISES LICENCE, UNDER SECTION 34 OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003, IN RESPECT OF ‘CHRISTMAS FANTASIA’, CAMPING WORLD SHOW GROUND, HORNBROOK PARK, BRIGHTON ROAD, HORSHAM
DETAILS OF APPLICATION: A premises licence for an event to be called Christmas Fantasia, which would take place between 21st October 2016 and 29th January 2017 at the Camping World Show Ground. The licence would allow the following licensable activities daily from 10am to 10pm:
1. Live music;
2. Recorded music
3. Sale and supply of alcohol by retail for consumption on the premises only.
The Licensing Officer presented the report, which set out details of the application and representations made by interested parties.
Sussex Police, who had originally objected to the application, had withdrawn their objection having agreed additional operating conditions with the applicant.
Other than Sussex Police, no other Statutory Consultee had made representations in respect of this application.
Interested Parties: Nuthurst Parish Council had objected to the proposal. Twenty-seven members of the public submitted representation against the grant of the premises licence.
The Ward Member: The Ward Member for Forest Parish Council attended the meeting and spoke in objection to the application. The Ward Member for the neighbouring Ward of Nuthurst also attended the meeting and spoke in objection to the application.
The Chairman then heard from the applicant.
Three members of the public addressed the sub-committee in objection to the application.
The Chairman and members of the sub-committee further questioned the applicant and interested parties. The applicant had submitted a revised Event Management Plan prior to the meeting that addressed several of the objectors’ concerns, in particular in relation to the management of noise from the recorded incidental and background music. It was noted that this had only been made available to those attending the meeting immediately prior to its commencement.
The sub-committee were mindful of residents’ concerns regarding the impact of the event on the surrounding area. The Environmental Health Officer confirmed that any complaints regarding noise and lighting would be dealt with appropriately and with vigour.
Members considered all the evidence and submissions before them including the representations made on the application, and the answers
to questions given to the sub-committee by those present. They were satisfied that, on the balance of probability, the Grant of the new Premises Licence would not be detrimental to the achievement of the licensing objectives, subject to the conditions applied by the Statutory Bodies and subject to two additional conditions as enumerated by the sub-committee.
That the application for a new Premises Licence for an event to be called Christmas Fantasia, which would take place between 21st October 2016 and 29th January 2017, be granted subject to the conditions applied by the Statutory Bodies and the following additional conditions:
That live music should not be amplified
(ii) That a phone number for residents to contact to report any complaints about noise levels be published in the Parish ... view the full minutes text for item LI/4