Consultations - Licensing Act 2003

Applications:

These are the recently received applications for new licences/registrations and applications to vary existing licences/registrations:

Policy:

Adur District Council, Worthing Borough Council and the Government often require feedback and public input into policy documents and will embark on public consultation. In this section you will find documents being consulted on at present:

Introduction

Below is a list of the applications under the Licensing Act 2003 that are outstanding and other licensing policy documents that the councils are currently consulting on or awaiting hearings.

All the applications and policy documents can be viewed in full at the Licensing Unit. All licensing hearings are held, in public, at the Adur Civic Centre or Worthing Town Hall unless otherwise noted.

Under the Act minor variation applications cannot be dealt with at hearing but for:

  • New premises licence applications
  • New club premises certificate applications
  • Full variations to existing licences

that receive relevant representations from 'Responsible Authorities' and/or any other person, and mediation is unsuccessful or impractical, a hearing is required.

For a review of a premises licence, or a club premises certificate, a hearing must be held.

All relevant representations received could become public documents and could be published in their entirety in any report that accompanies an application or policy consultation.

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 and the maximum fine for which a person is liable is £5,000 on summary conviction for the offence.

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Applications - Adur

New Premises Licence at:
Sussex Yacht Club (Shoreham)

An application for a new premises licence to allow the sale & supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the sale of late night refreshment at the club's band new clubhouse. The new clubhouse known as Sussex Yacht Club is situated at 85-89 Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RF adjacent to their old clubhouse. The old premises licence will be surrendered as soon as a new licence has been granted and they can relocate into the new building.

The application is seeking authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises and other licensable activities.

  • The Sale of Alcohol:
    • 10:00hrs to 00:30hrs (of the following morning) Monday - Sunday incl.
  • Regulated Entertainment (plays, films, live music, recorded music and dance):
    • 11:00hrs to 00:00hrs (midnight) Monday - Sunday incl.
  • Late Night Refreshment:
    • 23:00hrs to 01:00hrs (of the following morning) Monday - Sunday incl.
  • Opening to the Public:
    • 09:00hrs to 01:00hrs (of the following morning) Monday - Sunday incl.

The applicant has offered a number of conditions in the operating schedule to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Sussex Yacht Club Ltd.

Consultation closes: Wednesday 2 December 2020

Committee Hearing: To be announced if required

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Applications - Worthing

New Premises Licence at:
Grey Skies Brewery Co.

An application for a new premises licence to allow alcohol sales as part of an online and telephone delivery service known as the 'Grey Skies Brewery Co.'. The online store to be situated at Unit 3, Southdownview Works, 12 Southdownview Road, Worthing, BN14 8NZ

The application sought authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises.

  • Alcohol Off Sales:
    • Monday to Sunday 00:00hrs to 24:00hrs (internet sales only)
  • Opening to the Public
    • The public will not be permitted to attend the premises

The applicant offered a number of conditions in the operating schedule to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Grey Skies Brewery Co. Ltd.

Consultation closes: Wednesday 11 November 2020

Committee Hearing: Not required

No relevant representation was received from members of the public or the responsible authorities. As a result the application was granted as applied for as per the terms of the Licensing Act 2003.

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Minor Variation to the Premises Licence at:
The Whisk(e)y Rooms

An application for a 'minor variation' to the premises licence at 'The Whisk(e)y Rooms'. The cafe-bar is situated at 142 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3HG. The licence authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises:

  • Sale of Alcohol:
    • 11:00hrs to 23:00hrs Monday - Sunday incl.

The application sought to vary the existing Licence to:

  • Temporarily extend the licensed area for 4 months to include two first floor rooms for the provision of tables & chairs for customers to consume food & drink whilst seated there.

No other changes to the licence were sought and capacity will not be increased beyond the levels pre social distancing. The applicant offered a number of conditions to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Ted & Pegs Ltd.

Consultation closes: Tuesday 10 November 2020

Committee Hearing: Not required for a minor variation

For a minor variation application, in addition to the statutory public consultation, the Licensing Authority has the discretion to consult any responsible authorities it considers necessary and relevant to the type of application. In this case, as it involved changes to the area licensed for alcohol sales that could potentially have implications affecting the licensing objectives, Sussex Police, WSCC Fire & Rescue Service and the Environmental Health Team were consulted.

No formal representations were received from members of the public or authorities consulted. After due consideration officers decided the changes proposed unlikely to have an adverse effect on the licensing objectives. Consequently, the minor variation was granted as per the terms of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

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Variation to the Premises Licence at:
Worthing Football Club

An application for a full variation to the premises licence covering the bars at the 'Worthing Football Club'. The club is situated at Woodside Road, Worthing, BN14 7HQ. The licence currently authorises the sale of alcohol 10:00hrs to 23:00hrs Monday - Saturday and 12:00hrs to 22:30hrs on a Sunday.

The application is seeking:

  • An extension of the hours for licensable activity on Friday & Saturday evenings:
    • Alcohol Sales: 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs (midnight)
    • Recorded Music, Live Music & Dancing: 23:0hrs to 00:0hrs (midnight)
    • Opening to the Public: 10:00hrs to 00:30hrs (of the following morning)
  • Authorisation for the use of 2 Pop Up Bars & 2 Kiosks sited within the ground for alcohol sales on match days

No changes to the types of regulated activity provided are proposed by this application or changes to the hours for licensable activity on other days of the week. All other conditions of licence to remain unchanged.

Licence holder and applicant: Worthing Football Centre Ltd.

Consultation closes: Thursday 29 October 2020

Committee Hearing: Scheduled for Wednesday 2 December 2020 @ 18:30hrs. Due to Covid restrictions the hearing will be held online.

Consultation on this application has closed and three representations were received objecting to aspects of the application. The Licensing Act encourages mediation and this is now being embarked on but if unsuccessful the matter will be referred to a Licensing & Control Sub-Committee to consider.

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New Premises Licence at:
15-17 Ltd.

An application for a new premises licence for a new department store, food hall & cafe to be known as the '15-17 Ltd.'. The store & cafe is to be situated at 15-17 South Street, Worthing, BN11 3AN.

The application is seeking authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises.

  • Sale of Alcohol:
    • 09:00hrs to 22:00hrs Monday - Saturday
    • 10:00hrs to 22:00hrs Sunday
  • Opening to the public
    • 09:00hrs to 22:30hrs Monday - Saturday
    • 10:00hrs to 22:30hrs Sunday

The applicant has offered a number of conditions in the operating schedule to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: 15-17 Limited

Consultation closes: Monday 16 November 2020

Committee Hearing: To be announced if required

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New Premises Licence at:
Worthing Gin (Mobile)

An application for a new premises licence to allow alcohol sales from a mobile café-bar to be sited on the promenade and known as ‘Worthing Gin’. The bar/van to be situated at the Mobile Catering Concession Stand on Worthing Promenade opposite West Street, Worthing, BN11 3QD.

The application is seeking authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises.

  • Alcohol Sales:
    • 10:30hrs to 22:00hrs Monday - Sunday incl.

The applicant has offered a number of conditions in the operating schedule to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Mr. Phillip Duckett & Ms. Alison Cooke

Consultation closes: Thursday 19 November 2020

Committee Hearing: To be announced if required

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New Premises Licence at:
Piglets Pantry

An application for a new premises licence to allow alcohol sales as part of an online and telephone delivery service known as 'Piglets Pantry'. The online store is situated at Unit 6-7, Hambridge Trading Estate, Willowbrook Road, Worthing, BN14 8NA.

The application is seeking authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises.

  • Alcohol Off Sales:
    • 09:00hrs to 18:00hrs Monday - Sunday

The applicant has offered a number of conditions in the operating schedule to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Piglets Pantry Ltd.

Consultation closes: Thursday 3 December 2020

Committee Hearing: To be announced if required.

Due to failure to advertise the application in line with the Licensing Act regulations the public consultation on this application had to be restarted.

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Variation to the Premises Licence at:
Lucifer's Cafe Bar

An application for a full variation to the premises licence at 'Lucifer's Cafe Bar'. The cafe-bar is situated at 58/62 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QG. The licence currently authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises 10:00hrs to 21:00hrs Monday - Sunday incl.

The application is seeking vary the existing Licence to extend the hours for licensable activity to:

  • Alcohol Sales:
    • 10:00hrs to 21:30hrs Monday - Tuesday
    • 10:00hrs to 23:00hrs Wednesday - Saturday
    • 10:00hrs to 22:00hrs Sunday
  • Opening to the Public:
    • 10:00hrs to 21:30hrs Monday & Tuesday
    • 10:00hrs to 23:30hrs Wednesday - Saturday
    • 10:00hrs to 22:30hrs Sunday

No changes to the types of regulated activity provided are proposed by this application. All other conditions of licence to remain unchanged.

Licence holder and applicant: Mr. Nick Brewer

Consultation closes: Wednesday 9 December 2020

Committee Hearing: To be arranged if required

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Variation to the Premises Licence at:
The Egremont

An application for a variation to the premises licence at the 'Egremont'. The public house is situated at 32 Brighton Road, Worthing, BN11 3ED. The licence currently authorises the sale of alcohol 10:00hrs to 23:00hrs Monday - Wednesday, 10:00hrs to 00:00 (midnight) Thursday - Saturday and 10:00hrs to 23:30hrs Sunday.

The application is seeking an extension of the hours for alcohol sales and amendment to a number of conditions of licence. The changes sought:

  • Alcohol Sales:
    • 09:00hrs to 00:00hrs (midnight) Monday - Wednesday
    • 09:00hrs to 01:00hrs (of the following morning) Thursday - Saturday
    • 09:00hrs to 00:30hrs (of the following morning) Sunday
  • Opening to the Public: 
    • 08:00hrs to 00:30hrs (of the following morning) Monday - Wednesday
    • 08:00hrs to 01:30hrs (of the following morning) Thursday - Saturday
    • 08:00hrs to 01:00hrs (of the following morning) Sunday
  • Amendment of Condition 17 of Annexe 2 (Conditions consistent with the Operating Schedule). The condition currently states: 

All 'street furniture' (tables & chairs) to be cleared and brought inside by 23.00hrs on any day.

The proposed amended condition to state:

Heavy duty fixed ‘street furniture’ (tables & benches) to be provided in the designated outside area. These tables & benches to be cleared of patrons by 23:00hrs on any day and secured in such a way that the public/customers cannot sit at or utilise the furniture.

  • A number of new conditions to be added to the licence to bring it up to date including
    • CCTV provision
    • Staff training
    • Challenge 25 policy 

No changes to the timings for entertainment are proposed and no changes to the types of regulated activity provided are proposed by this application. All other conditions of licence to remain unchanged.

Licence holder and applicant: Mr Greg Grundy

Consultation closes: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Committee Hearing: Postponed

Consultation on the above application has now closed. The consultation resulted in three representations objecting to the application and twenty two supporting the application being received.

The representations objecting to what was being proposed were received from Sussex Police, the Environmental Protection Team and a petition signed by 12 local residents.

In such circumstances the Licensing Act encourages mediation and if agreement cannot be reached the matter is referred then to a Licensing & Control Sub-Committee to consider the application and representations at hearing.

Mediation between the applicant and Responsible Authorities has been successful and a number of conditions have been agreed and would become enforceable conditions of any licence granted. Consequently the Responsible Authorities have withdrawn their objections.

Mediation between the applicant and the local residents that signed the petition is on going. If agreement cannot be reached it will be referred to a Sub-Committee hearing for members to consider.

However, due to the current Covid 19 situation the scheduled hearing has been postponed and will be held at a later date.

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Licensing Act 2003
Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council

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Page last updated: 18 November 2020