Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 27th August, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Ditchling & Telscombe Rooms, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB.

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600. 

Note: This meeting is a public meeting. The number of public seats, however, are limited and need to be carefully managed to ensure that the meeting is Covid-secure. For this reason, we would like to ask that anyone intending to attend as a member of the public, contact Democratic Services in advance by email: or phone: 01273 471600. Anyone attending the meeting will be requested to check in at the venue and to wear a face covering. 

No. Item


Election of Chair of the Sub-Committee for this meeting


Councillor Roy Clay was elected as Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Apologies for absence/declaration of substitute members


There were none.


Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


Councillor Jim Lord declared a personal interest in the hearing as a result of living near to the site. This was not a prejudicial interest and he remained in the room and took full part in the meeting.


Councillor Sam Adeniji declared a personal interest as a result of being a ward member for Seaford South. This was not a prejudicial interest and he remained in the room and took full part in the meeting.


Application for a new Premises Licence at Martello Fields, College Road, Seaford, BN25 1JD pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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The Chair of the Licensing Sub Committee welcomed all parties to the

hearing. Those attending introduced themselves and the procedure for the hearing was explained.


The Licensing Officer presented the Report to the Sub Committee, summarised the details and answered questions from Members.


Amanda Hoy addressed the Sub Committee on behalf of the applicant and responded to questions.


Mr Frank Parker, Ms Helen Webb, Ms Sheila White and Mr Peter King, (objectors and local residents) set out their concerns about the application.


Amanda Hoy as the representative of the applicant had the opportunity to sum up and respond to the points raised.


The Sub Committee adjourned at 12:00 to consider the application and returned at 12:40 to advise of the following decision:


Resolved to grant the licence on the basis of:


1)    Revised hours for the sale of alcohol between 11:00 - 20:30


2)    The inclusion of modifications detailed in 2.3 of the report to specify that the Licence is valid for one day per annum. The date of the event to be notified to Sussex Police and the Licensing Authority with at least four months’ notice; and;


3)    The inclusion of the condition in 1.6 of the supplementary report to specify that The Premises Licence will only be valid if it is run in accordance with all aspects of the latest version of the Event Management Plan. Any changes to this plan must be notified in writing immediately to Sussex Police and the Licensing Authority for Lewes District Council


Attendees were advised that the decision in full would be made available within five working days.