Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday 3rd October 2017 12.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Maldon District Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon. View directions

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To appoint a Chairman for hearing


RESOLVED that Councillor Mrs M E Thompson be appointed Chairman for the meeting.




Chairman's notices


The Chairman drew attention to the list of notices published on the back of the agenda.


Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor R G Boyce MBE.


Licensing Act 2003 - Application to Vary a Club Premises Certificate: Club Nautico, Bridgemarsh Marina, Bridgemarsh Lane, Althorne, CM3 6DQ pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Customers and Community, (copy enclosed).

Additional documents:


Confirmation was sought that all those present were in possession of and had read the report of the Director of Customers and Community along with Appendices A to D.  Introductions were made at this point.


The Licensing Lead Officer outlined the application submitted to vary the Club Premises Certificate for Club Nautico, Bridgemarsh Marina, Althorne (the Club).


The Chairman invited the applicant, Mr John Wilsdon to make his opening statement to the Committee.  Mr Wilsdon outlined the current operation of the premises and what was sought from the application to vary the club premises certificate.  The Committee were also advised of changes that had been implemented at the Club following receipt of advice from Licensing Officers. 


In response to a comment from Mr Wilsdon regarding changing the opening hours in the winter months, the Council’s Solicitor sought clarification as to whether this was a formal proposal and in response Mr Wilsdon confirmed it was not.  Following further comments from Mr Wilsdon, Members were advised by the Solicitor that in light of there not being a formal proposal they must consider the application as applied for.


The Chairman then called Mr John Lakin, an Interested Party, to speak.  Mr Lakin provided a brief history of the site and referred Members to the documents he had submitted, on which he was happy to answer any questions.


In response to a question regarding the second consultation period, the Licensing Officer confirmed that no representations had been received from responsible authorities.


The Chairman invited those present to make their closing statements.  Mr Lakin advised that he was happy with the comments he had raised.


In his closing statement to the Sub-Committee, Mr Wilsdon, advised that licensing with restricted hours would help him run the business and control the venue and hoped Members would be minded to grant approval.


Adjournment of Meeting


RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned at 12:32 to allow Members to consider the application.


Resumption of Business In Open Session


RESOLVED that the meeting resumes in open session.


Licensing Act 2003 - Application to Vary a Club Premises Certificate: Club Nautico, Bridgemarsh Marina, Bridgemarsh Lane, Althorne, CM3 6DQ Continued


The Chairman advised that having heard the submission from both parties and having particular regard to the licensing objections, the Committee hereby determines that the application for variation of the Club Premises Certificate be granted as applied for, with immediate effect as the evidence presented by the interested parties was not added to at the hearing and the Sub-Committee found on the basis of probability that there was nothing in their written representations that led them to believe that the licensing objectives required any departure from the extension applied for. 


The Chairman advised those interested parties that they could seek a review of the licence at any time.


RESOLVED that the variation to the Club Premises Licence at Club Nautico, Bridgemarsh Marina, Bridgemarsh Lane, Althorne be GRANTED subject to the terms and conditions applied for, including the following extension to the hours for the sale of alcohol:

Every day .................................... 12:00 – 22.00

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