Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 6th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Councillor Diplock proposed, and Councillor Swansborough seconded that Councillor Vaughan be appointed as Chair for this meeting.


RESOLVED:  That Councillor Vaughan was appointed Chair for the meeting.



Apologies for absence / declaration of substitute members


There were none.



Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as required by the Code of Conduct


There were none.



Application for a new Premises Licence - 16 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4QS pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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The Chair of the Licensing Sub Committee welcomed all parties to the hearing and detailed the procedure for the hearing. Those attending introduced themselves.


The Specialist Advisor for Licensing, Dean Love, presented the report to the Sub-Committee, summarised the details and answered questions.


Mr Fender addressed the Sub Committee on behalf of the applicant, Mr Antonvijayarajah, and responded to questions. Mr Antonvijayarajah also responded to questions.


Mr Tapsell addressed the Sub Committee, on behalf of Mr Rahmani who had made an objection to the application, and responded to questions. Mr Rahmani also responded to questions.  Mr Jones addressed the Sub Committee having made an objection to the application.


Mr Fender, as the applicant’s representative, summed up.


Mr Tapsell, representing Mr Rahamani, summed up, and Mr Jones also summed up.


Following all the evidence presented, the Sub-Committee retired to consider and determine the application.  Michele Wilkinson, Housing and Regulatory Lawyer was in attendance to assist with any legal queries.  The Lawyer returned to advise it was not possible to give the decision at the hearing and that the decision would be sent to the parties within five working days of the date of the hearing.


RESOLVED:  That the application for a new premises licence be approved, with the mediated conditions agreed between the Applicant and Sussex Police, as set out in the attached Decision Notice document (Minutes Appendix 1).