RECORD OF A HEARING
FOR A PREMISES LICENCE FOR HAMILTONS, OLICANA PARK, HIGH MILL LANE,
ADDINGHAM (DOCUMENT “M”)
Members of the
Licensing Panel:Councillors Slater (Chair), Ellis and BM Smith
Parties to the
Mr Cohen, applicant’s solicitor
Mrs Stewart, Designated Premises
Mr Stewart, Director
Mr Shelton, Director
Mr Worsnop, local resident in support of the
Mr Harding, local resident in objection
Mr Lunn, local resident in objection
Mr Moss, local resident in objection
The licensing officer in attendance summarised
the background to the application and valid representations
received as set out in the report.
Members were informed that 18 representations against and 16 in
support of the proposal had been submitted. The applicant had also provided a number of
photographs to substantiate the application.
The applicant’s solicitor addressed the
Panel and explained that the photographs provided gave a flavour of
the type of premise that was being considered. The alcohol licence would be from 1100 hours to
2200 hours and breakfast would be available prior to
this. Only background music would be
played. He reported that a number of
steps had been undertaken to address the licensing objectives which
included that the premises had a CCTV system, emergency lighting,
was detached and double glazed and no gambling or unaccompanied
children after 1900 hours would be permitted. Members were informed that the business had been a
caravan park since the 1950s and it had been purchased by the
current owners in 2015. Log cabins had
been constructed on the site and the main house had been converted,
with 12 car parking spaces available on High Mill Lane.
The applicant’s solicitor confirmed that
the premises would provide 36 covers and serve the caravan park,
log cabins, cottages, walkers and local residents. He reported that the proposal had generated
considerable interest, with representations received in support
from users of the caravan park and in objection from local
residents. There had not been any
submissions from responsible authorities. The representations were speculative as to how the
business would be operated and Members were informed that it would
be well managed and an asset to the area. Measures would be available by the way of a review
of the licence if required. The
applicant’s solicitor stated that it would not be a drinking
destination and food would be the main concern.
In response to questions from the Panel, the
applicant’s solicitor confirmed that:
Originally there had been 50 caravans on the site, 29 caravans
remained and five log cabins had been installed.
The premise was not currently operating as a café.
12 car parking spaces were available in the overflow area with four
others nearby on the site.
Caravans on the site had ...
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