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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

Minor Variation to the Premises Licence at:
The Railway Inn

An application for a minor variation to the premises licence at 'The Railway Inn'. The public house is situated at 1 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AH. The licence authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises and the provision of regulated entertainment from 10:00hrs to 23:30hrs Sunday - Thursday and 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs (midnight) Friday & Saturday.

The application is seeking to authorise:

to bring the licence up to date and fit for purpose.

No changes to the times or type of regulated activity provided were proposed by this application and all other conditions of licence to remain unchanged.

Licence holder and applicant: Mr Matthew Short

Consultation closes: Wednesday 12 December 2018

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 involves changes to the conditions of the licence that could potentially have implications to the licensing objectives Sussex Police, The Fire & Rescue Service and the Environmental Protection Team are being consulted.

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Applications - Worthing

New Premises Licence at:
Bungaroosh Cafe

An application for a new premises licence for a proposed new cafe to be known as the 'Bungaroosh Cafe'. The cafe is to be situated at 7 Bath Place, Worthing, BN11 3BA.

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

The applicant has offered a number of enforceable conditions to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Mrs Sally Hossack-Lodge

Consultation closes: Sunday 11 November 2018

Committee Hearing: Cancelled - not required

No representation was received from members of the public but the application attracted two representations from responsible authorities. In this case Sussex Police and The Environmental Protection Team. The Licensing Act encourages mediation and this was conducted successfully. The authorities’ concerns were addressed by the applicant volunteering a number of conditions that will become enforceable conditions of licence in addition to those detailed in the application's operating schedule.

As a result the Police and Environmental Protection Team withdrew their representations and, consequently, an amended licence was granted as per the terms of the Licensing Act 2003

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New Premises Licence at:
Aunty Bunny's Hut

An application for a new premises licence for a proposed new restaurant with forcourt to be known as 'Aunty Bunny's Hut'. The venue is to be situated at Unit 10, The Montague Centre, Liverpool Road, Worthing, BN11 1YJ.

The application sought authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises and provision of regulated entertainment.

The applicant offered a number of enforceable conditions to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Aunty Bunny's Hut Ltd

Consultation closes: Tuesday 20 November 2018

Committee Hearing: Cancelled

No representation was received from members of the public but the application attracted two representations from responsible authorities. In this case Sussex Police and The Environmental Protection Team. The Licensing Act encourages mediation and this was conducted successfully. Their concerns were addressed by the applicant volunteering a number of conditions that will become enforceable conditions of licence in addition to those detailed in the application's operating schedule.

As a result the Police and Environmental Protection Team withdrew their representations and, consequently, an amended licence was granted as per the terms of the Licensing Act 2003

  

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New Premises Licence at:
Le Bistrot Pierre

An application for a new premises licence for a proposed new restaurant to be known as ' Le Bistrot Pierre'. The venue is to be situated on the Promenade at Marine Parade, Worthing. at the site of the beach shelter opposite West Buildings.

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

The applicant offered a number of enforceable conditions to address the licensing objectives.

Licence holder and applicant: Le Bistro Pierre

Consultation closes: Monday 26 November 2018

Committee Hearing: Cancelled

A representation was received from a member of the public and the application attracted a representation from a responsible authority. In this case Sussex Police. The Licensing Act encourages mediation. 

The mediation with Sussex Police was conducted successfully. The authority's concerns were addressed by the applicant volunteering a number of conditions that will become enforceable conditions of any licence that may be issued. As a result the Police withdrew their representation.

The representation from a local resident concerned the noise from the proposed provision of entertainment. As a result of mediation the applicant withdrew the application for entertainment.

As both representations were addressed an amended licence was granted as per the terms of the Licensing Act 2003.

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Minor Variation to the Premises Licence at:
Coast Cafe

An application for a minor variation to the premises licence at the 'Coast Cafe'. The cafe is situated in the West Chalet Kiosk on Beach Parade, Worthing, BN11 2FG. The licence authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises from 11:00hrs to 23:45hrs Sunday - Thursday and 11:00hrs to 00:45hrs, of the following morning, Friday & Saturday and the provision of regulated entertainment.

The application sought to authorise:

No changes to the times or type of regulated activity provided were proposed by this application and all other conditions of licence to remain unchanged.

Licence holder and applicant: Coast Cafe Ltd.

Consultation closes: Friday 30 November 2018

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 layout of the premises that could potentially have implications on the licensing objectives Sussex Police, The Fire & Rescue Service and the Environmental Protection Team were consulted.

No formal representations were received from members of the public or authorities consulted. After due consideration officers consider 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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Licensing Act 2003
Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council

Statements of Licensing Policy Review 

The Licensing Act 2003 regulates the sale & supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the sale of late night refreshment. As Licensing Authorities one of Adur District Council's and Worthing Borough Council's responsibilities under the Act is the publishing of their Statements of Licensing Policy the document by which all applications regarding such licences are considered within each Councils' jurisdiction.

Under the act both Councils are obliged to regularly review their policies. Since the policies were last reviewed there have been changes made to the Act by recent legislation including those made by the Deregulation Act 2015, Immigration Act 2016 and Licensing Act 2003 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017).

Consultation on the Councils' policies has now been completed and both Councils would like to take the opportunity to thank all those that took the time to consider whether the revised policies were appropriate for the District and the Borough respectively. All the representations will be considered, noted and if necessary amendments made to the draft policies before they are presented to the respective Licensing Committees prior to going to each full council for adoption.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Public Health & Regulation - Licensing Team:

Policy - Adur

Adur District Council's Draft Statement of Licensing Policy

Policy - Worthing

Worthing Borough Council's Draft Statement of Licensing Policy

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