Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 7th August, 2023 6.17 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair


The Committee Officer asked those present to introduce themselves, including members of the Committee, officers and the applicant.


Councillor Ballard proposed and Councillor Belsey seconded that Councillor Butcher be appointed as 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 no declarations of interest.


Application for a Premises Licence Variation: The Glass House, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ. pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Director of Service Delivery.

Additional documents:


The Chair of the Licensing Sub-Committee welcomed all parties to the hearing and detailed the procedure for the hearing.


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


The Applicant, Ms Simes, and her representative, Niall McCann, Solicitor, addressed the Sub-Committee and responded to questions.  Ms O’Brien, and Mr Deller-Merricks, addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.


A number of those who had made representations in objection of the application, namely Mr Murdoch, Ms Bamforth, Mr Kirby, Mr Holland and Mr Simpson, addressed the Sub-Committee and responded to questions.


The Agent provided closing remarks on behalf of the Applicant and Mr Murdoch provided closing remarks on behalf of those who were objecting.


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 Sub-Committee provided the following decision:




To grant the variation of the premises licence but with the removal of recorded music from the premises licence and the following:


All conditions of the current licence will remain the same, apart from the following conditions shall be removed:


·   Alcohol shall only be sold for consumption off the premises in conjunction with the sale of food for takeaway.


·   A minimum spend of £8 of food for takeaway must be made before alcohol can be purchased.


·   No beer, lager or cider with an ABV of 6.5% or above, will be stocked, displayed or sold.


For the sake of complete clarity, in relation to off premises sales, the following condition will be retained:


·   All sales of alcohol, for consumption off the premises, to be made in a sealed container.


In addition, the following conditions shall be added to the premises licence:


·   If any person buying more than one alcoholic drink looks under 25 ID will be required for everyone for whom a drink is being purchased.


·   Anyone attempting to purchase alcohol for a minor will be removed and barred from the premises.


·   Staff will be trained on how to deal with anti-social behaviour by the DPS.


·   Customers shall not be permitted to bring into or consume alcohol on the Premises which has been purchased elsewhere.


·   The premises licence holder shall look to participate in the local Bar None Scheme when operating.


·   No noise generated on the premises, or by its associated plant or equipment, shall emanate from the premises nor vibration be transmitted through the structure of the premises, which gives rise to a nuisance.


·   No off sales shall be provided in glass containers at any time.


·   Members of staff shall have first aid and safeguarding training.


·   Notwithstanding the mandatory condition imposed by Section 20 of the Licensing Act 2003 the exhibition of films pursuant to this licence will be restricted to films that have been classified as Universal (U) or Parental Guidance (PG) by the film classification body designated under Section 4 of the Video Recordings Act 1984.


·   Live music shall not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.