Agenda and minutes

Licensing and General Purposes Committee - General Licensing Panel - Thursday 30th January 2020 2.00 pm

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 K.M. Field was duly appointed as Chairman of the Panel.


Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure by Members of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Member regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.  Members are reminded of the need to repeat their declaration immediately prior to the commencement of the item in question.


Declarations of interest were made by Councillors in the Minutes as indicated below:


K.M. Field        Agenda Item 5 – Personal interest in so far as she was and an elected Member of East Sussex County Council for Battle and Crowhurst.


Report of the Executive Director - Application for a New Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 1 MB

**Johns Cross Country Store, Johns Cross Road, Johns Cross, East Sussex, TN32 5JJ (WK/201910275)

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the report of the Executive Director that gave details of an application for a premises licence for the Johns Cross Country Store, Johns Cross, East Sussex for the licensable activity of the retail sale of alcohol (off the premises), Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 21:00hrs.   One representation had been made in relation to the application in regard to the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. 


Prior to the commencement of the meeting, the Deputy Legal Services Manager gave advice to the Interested Parties 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 Panel then proceeded to hear the case following the adopted procedure and all parties present at the hearing were invited to address the Panel.


The Panel heard from Mr Nigel Harwood, Environmental Health Licensing Officer, who presented the report of the Executive Director detailing the application and then from Professor Roy Light, the Applicant’s Legal Representative, who presented the case for the application.


All letters of objection and support were given the Panel’s full consideration.


Members deliberated on 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 subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 1.


(Councillor Field declared a personal interest in this matter in so far as she was an elected Member of East Sussex County Council for Battle and Crowhurst and in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct remained in the room during consideration thereof.)