Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013 6.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Simon Russell on 01323 415021  E-mail:

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Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests under the Code of Conduct. (Please see note at end of agenda).


None were received.


New Premises Licence - Bright Ideas Studio Ltd, Unit 3 The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Report of Senior Specialist Advisor – Report 03.

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The Chairman introduced members and officers present and detailed the procedure to be followed at the meeting.

The Senior Specialist Advisors outlined the report regarding the application for a new premises licence for Bright Ideas Studio Limited, Unit 3, The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.

Steps taken by the applicant to promote the four licensing objectives were set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

During the consultation process, written representation had been received from a member of the public, Mr Falconer, objecting to the application under the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and the prevention of public nuisance licensing objectives. The Committee indicated that they had already had the opportunity to read those representations prior to the meeting.

The applicant had sent an email outlining their business plan on the 29th May 2013. A copy was sent to Mr Falconer who stated that they wished to maintain their representation.

An email was received on the 16th June 2013 from Jan Weeks on behalf of Sovereign Harbour Residents Association and Neighbourhood Panel in support of the applicant. This was included at Appendix 5.

Further correspondence had been received from Mr Falconer who stated that he had no concerns with the applicant’s proposals and wished them luck but had concerns relating to the planning permission of the premises. The Senior Specialist Advisor clarified to all present that the Planning Authority had confirmed that a change of use had been granted to use class A1/A3 to allow the premises to trade as a restaurant/café bar. This had been granted in accordance with agreed plans to commence within 3 years. Further planning permission would need to be sought for a change of use (to use class A4) were there a desire in the future to covert the premises into a pub.

The applicant, Mr Nock then addressed the Sub-Committee. He made reference to the Business Overview that was circulated prior to the meeting. Seasons, the trading name for the premises was a new and unique restaurant/café/deli and retail experience based around fine food and drink. Seasons would specialise in sampling, serving and selling produce from land, sea and vine that had been carefully chosen due to its quality, taste and individuality. The majority of alcohol sales would be accompanied with food; however customers would also have the opportunity to purchase food and drink to take away. During these difficult economic times, the applicant and his wife were looking to contribute positively to the Harbour and local community.

Mr Nock then gave an overview of his business history and his involvement in the local community. The Sub-Committee was also advised that Mr Falconer, who was objecting to the application, also ran a business at the Waterfront. Mr Nock informed the Sub-Committee that Seasons had been moved to avoid being right next to Mr Falconer’s business. Mr Nock addressed Mr Falconer’s objection and stated that the application should be judged on its own merits, and that consideration over any  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.