Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday 15th February 2022 5.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, High Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Mark Devin, Democratic Services Officer (Committees)  Telephone 01392 265477 or email

No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the meeting.



Councillor Buswell was appointed as Chair for this meeting.



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.




Application to Grant a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 339 KB

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


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The Chair introduced the Members of the Licensing Sub-Committee together with the Legal Advisor, the Principal Licensing Officer and the Democratic Services Officers. The Legal Advisor set out the hearing procedure and the parties in attendance, agreed that the procedure was understood.


The Principal Licensing Officer presented the application to grant a new premises license at Sandy Park Hotel, Sandy Park Way, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NN. It was confirmed that there had been 27 representations received, which were included in the agenda documentation and were relevant to the Licensing Objective for the Prevention of Public Nuisance. No representations had been received from Environmental Health, the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary or any other Responsible Authority. 


The Principal Licensing Officer confirmed that the Application had been advertised on the premises and in the local newspaper on 26th January and 13th January 2022, in accordance with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.


The Principal Licensing Officer stated that following the end date for representations the Applicant had written to the Licensing Authority to explain that the provision for live and recorded music to be played outside of the Premises as set out in the Application was not required. In addition that the applicant had no intention to sell alcohol for consumption outside of the hotel premises. The letter had been circulated to all the parties prior to the hearing and many representations had been withdrawn as a result of the Applicants letter.


The Applicant spoke in support of their Application and responded to questions from Members and the Legal Advisor. Particular reference was made to providing assurance that there was no intention to have live or recorded music playing or to sell alcohol for consumption outside of the hotel. The Applicant confirmed this had been an error on the application form. The Applicant confirmed that they were applying for live and recorded music inside the Premises only and there was suitable soundproofing in the hotel.


Councillor Holland, spoke on behalf of those representations who had requested him to do so. 


The meeting was closed so that the members could determine the application.


RESOLVED that the application be granted as applied for, subject to conditions for the reasons set out in the formal decision notice attached.