Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Tuesday 12th September 2023 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Sharon Sissons, Democratic Services Officer (Committees)  Telephone 01392 265115 or email

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2023.



The minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2023 were taken as read, approved and signed by the Chair as correct.



Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item.  Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.



No declarations of interest were made by Members.





Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 - Application for the Grant of a Sex Entertainment Venue Licence - The Monkey Suit, Exeter pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To consider the report of the Service Lead – Environmental Health & Community Safety.

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The Legal Advisor introduced the proceedings and outlined the procedure for the meeting.


The Principal Licensing Officer advised the Licensing Committee that three late objections had been received in respect of the Application.  The Applicant was asked to submit any objections to the Licensing Committee considering the late objections and those objectors addressing the Licensing Committee.  The Applicant did not object and the Licensing Committee resolved unanimously to allow the late objections.


The Principal Licensing Officer presented the report, in respect of the application to licence a sexual entertainment venue at The Monkey Suit, 161 Sidwell Street, Exeter.


The objectors to the application in attendance addressed the Licensing Committee and answered questions from members and the Applicant.


The Applicant spoke in support of the application and answered questions submitted in respect of the Application.


RESOLVED that, the application for a sexual entertainment venue (‘SEV’) licence in respect of The Monkey Suit, was refused for the reasons set out in the Notice of Determination attached.