Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 1 April 2019 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer 

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Licensing Act 2003 - Variation of Premises Licence - Three Horseshoes, Wickersley pdf icon PDF 9 MB


At the commencement of the meeting, it was clarified that Councillor Ellis, although Chair of the Licensing Committee, was in attendance and objecting to the application in the capacity of a Parish and Ward Councillor.


Consideration was given to an application for the variation of a Premises Licence, under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of the premises known as the Three Horseshoes Public House, 133 Wickersley Road, Wickersley, Rotherham.


The Licensing Authority received representations which were not withdrawn and the Sub-Committee considered those representations.


No objections had been received by South Yorkshire Police or the Authority’s Environmental Health Officer.


The application sought to vary the premises licence as follows:-


(i) to extend the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment (excluding films) to commence at 07.00 hours, seven days a week


(ii)  to remove reference to facilities for making music and facilities for dancing as these were no longer licensable activities


(iii)  additional non-standard timings for notable days


(iv)  to add conditions to the licence and remove condition following consultation with the Police Licensing and Environmental Health Officer as detailed in the application submitted to the Licensing Authority


(v)  to vary the layout of the premises in accordance with plans (Drawing Number AM 01 Rev C) such variation to the plans to have effect upon the completion of the works as notified to the Licensing Authority in writing.  Alterations included:-


-          To show location of new fixed seating throughout premises, removal of partition and relocation of screen to right of entrance

-          To show beer garden already in situ in previous rear car park area and to license a proposed external bar servery to permit sale of alcohol

-          No change to first floor


The applicant company was Stonegate Pub Company Ltd. The solicitor representing the company at the hearing explained the rationale for the above proposed variations:-


(i)  commencement of the sale of alcohol at 7.00 a.m. Currently the premises opened at 10.00 a.m. for the sale of breakfast whilst other establishments in the area opened earlier.  It would also allow for one-off situations such as race days and gave the flexibility of opening earlier as and when required rather than applying for a special licence when the need arose.  The Company had a series of Responsible Drinking Policies and the public house would have 3 Personal Licence Holders employed on the premises all of whom were trained in the licensing objectives


(ii)  removal of entertainment facilities – since the inception of the 2012 Licensing Act, entertainment facilities for making music were no longer required to be licensed


(iii)  to retain the existing non-standard timings for notable days i.e. Bank Holidays but also include an additional hour into the morning on St. George’s Day, St. David’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, St. Andrew’s Day, Burns Night, Valentine’s Night, Halloween, all Bank Holidays, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Day, 29th and 30th December and Bonfire night


(iv)  as stated above


(v)  layout of the premises

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