Agenda and minutes

Licensing and General Purposes Committee - General Licensing Panel
Friday 31st May 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea

Contact: Louise Hollingsworth Email:  01424 787815

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the Panel hearing.


Councillor Hart was duly appointed as Chairman of the Panel for the hearing.



To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the General Licensing Panel held on 21 December 2018 as a correct record of the proceedings.


The Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the meeting of the General Licensing Panel held on 21 December 2018 as a correct record of the proceedings.


Report of the Executive Director - Application for a Premises Licence - The Fig, 2 High Street, Rye, TN31 7JE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Fig, 2 High Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7JE (WK/201901476).

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Consideration was given to the report of the Executive Director that gave details of an application for a premises licence for The Fig, 2 High Street, Rye for the licensable activity of the sale of alcohol (on-sales only) from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 11.00am and 11.00pm and Sunday 11.00am and 10.00pm. Seven representations had been made in relation to the application in regard to the licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance.


Prior to the commencement of the hearing, the Deputy Legal Services Manager gave advice to the Applicant, Ms Rosie Furnival, and the representors regarding the grounds on which the licensing application could be considered.


The Chairman welcomed all who were present and gave general advice in regard to the hearing. The Members then proceeded to hear the case following the adopted procedure and all parties present at the hearing were invited to address Members.


Members heard from Mr Mark Randolph, Senior Environmental Health Officer (Licensing), who presented the report of the Executive Director detailing the application and then from Ms Furnival, who presented the case for the application.


Members also heard from the three representors present, Mr Nunn, Mrs Taylor and Ms Tucker, who detailed their concerns, primarily in relation to public nuisance in terms of noise emanating from the premises and the disposal of waste, as they lived very close by and also noise of patrons leaving the premises. All letters of objection were given Members’ full consideration.


Members deliberated the application, which was determined having regard to the licensing objectives, together with the Guidance under Section 182 of the Licensing Act and the local Licensing Policy and retired to make their decision in private session. 


RESOLVED: That the application for a Premises Licence be granted as set out in Appendix 1.