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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:

Consultations: Adur District Council's and Worthing Borough Council's Draft Statements of Licensing Policy 2018 - have your say by Friday 24th August 2018 ...

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:
Tides

An application for a new premises licence for a proposed new cafe-bar to be known as 'Tides'. The venue is to be situated at 21 Ferry Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5RA.

The application is seeking authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises and the provision of late night refreshment.

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

Licence holder and applicant: HMB & PMT Ltd.

Consultation closes: Thursday 23 August 2018

Committee Hearing: To be announced if required

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Applications - Worthing

Review of the Premises Licence at:
Molotov Cocktail & Vodka Bar

An application for a review of the premises licence at the 'Molotov Cocktail & Vodka Bar' under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003. The venue is situated at 31 Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1LY.

Its premises licence permits the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premise between 11:00hrs and 02:00hrs (of the following morning) Monday to Wednesday, 11:00hrs and 02:30hrs Thursday & Friday, 11:00hrs and 03:00hrs Saturday and 12:00hrs and 00:30hrs Sunday. The licence also authorises the provision of regulated entertainment.

The application was submitted by Sussex Police and seeks:

The grounds for review being the applicant's contention that the licence holder has seriously undermined the following licensing objectives:

by poor management, lack of adherence to licence conditions, high levels of intoxication within the premises and the constant and persistent volume of incidents in and around the premises.

This application was originally considered by the Licensing & Control Committee in September 2017. The Committee's decision to revoke the licence was appealed by the licence holder to the Magistrates' Court. 

The application has now been remitted back to the Licensing Authority for re-hearing by the courts under section 181 part 2C of the Licensing Act. As part of the re-hearing process the application was re-consulted on. 

Licence holder and applicant: Mr Peter Mott & Barry Wells t/a Lounge Leisure Group - applied for by Sussex Police

Consultation closes: Thursday 22 March 2018

Committee Hearing: Hearing has been adjourned until Tuesday 11 September 2018 @ 10:00hrs

Due to the nature of this application a hearing must be held by the full Licensing & Control Committee B.

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Minor Variation to the Premises Licence at:
Vintners Parrot

An application for a 'minor variation' to the premises licence at the 'Vintners Parrot'. The public house is situated at 10-12 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DL. The licence authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises and the provision of regulated entertainment. The application sought to vary the existing Licence to authorise:

No changes to the hours for licensable activity or types of regulated activity provided were proposed by this application and all other conditions of licence to remain unchanged

Licence holder and applicant: Greene King Brewing & Retailing Ltd.

Consultation closes: Monday 16 July 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 to the licensing objectives Sussex Police, the Fire & Rescue Service and the Environmental Health Team were consulted.

The Authorities made no representation and no formal representations were received from members of the public. After due consideration, it was decided that the changes proposed would have no 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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Minor Variation to the Premises Licence at:
Cow & Oak

An application for a minor variation to the premises licence at the 'Cow & Oak'. The public house is situated at 67 Brighton Road, Worthing, BN11 3EE. The licence authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises and the provision of regulated entertainment from 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs Monday - Sunday incl. and the provision of late night refreshment from 23:00hrs to 01:00hrs of the following morning, Monday - Sunday incl.

The application is seeking to authorise:

No changes to the types of regulated activity provided were proposed by this application all conditions of licence to remain unchanged.

Licence holder and applicant: Wigmore Trading Ltd.

Consultation closes: Tuesday 14 August 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 to the licensing objectives Sussex Police, The Fire & Rescue Service and the Environmental Protection Team are being consulted.

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Minor Variation to the Premises Licence at:
Waitrose

An application for a minor variation to the premises licence at the 'Waitrose' supermarket. The store is situated in High Street, Worthing, BN11 1LL. The licence authorises the sale of alcohol for consumption on & off the premises from 06:00hrs to 23:00hrs Monday - Sunday incl. 

The application is seeking to authorise:

No changes to the types of regulated activity provided were proposed by this application all conditions of licence to remain unchanged.

Licence holder and applicant: Waitrose Ltd.

Consultation closes: Monday 27 August 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 layout of the premises 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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New Premises Licence at:
Divergent Drinks

An application for a new premises licence for a proposed new on-line wine merchants to be known as 'Divergent Drinks Ltd.'. The store/depot is to be situated at 18 Hambridge Trading Estate, Willowbrook Road, Worthing, BN14 8NA. 

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

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

Licence holder and applicant: Divergent Drinks Ltd.

Consultation closes: Wednesday 5 September 2018

Committee Hearing: Scheduled for Tuesday 2 October 2018 @18:30 hrs if required.

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Licensing Act 2003
Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council

Statements of Licensing Policy
Review Consultation - Request for Views/Comments

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).

After due consideration the Council has decided to embark on a review of its policy for re-adoption by the council later this year. As part of that review a 4 week consultation of stakeholders and the public is being embarked on. Copies of both draft policies can be found below.

Neither policy constitutes a major shift in direction but both update to incorporate the latest legislation and guidance.

When considering your response it is important to stress that both councils' licensing policies must promote the four licensing objectives, which are:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm

What has been changed:

  • The new sections and the changes made to the policy are highlighted in black
  • The current policy content in grey

The Councils hope you will give some time to considering whether these revised policies are appropriate for the District and the Borough respectively and would appreciate any comments and suggestions in writing before Friday 24th August 2018 so that they can 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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