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1.

Welcome and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

Apologies were received from Councillor Derek Hardman.

 

The Chair asked the Applicants if they were prepared to agree to there being two Members on the Sub Committee in the absence of a third member and agreed to the proposal.

 

2.

Declaration of Interests

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interests

 

3.

Application to Vary a Premises License pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application had been received on 23rd March 2023, under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 to vary premises licence LP7857, from Mr Karamat Hussain in respect of Intack Mini Market, Accrington Road, Blackburn.

 

The panel were informed that the current licence authorised the following licensable activities:

Supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises

Monday to Saturday - 08:00 to 23:00
Sunday 10:00 to 22:30

Christmas Day 12:00 to 15:00 then 19:00 to 22:30
Good Friday 10:00 to 22:30

 

However the applicant was seeking for the authorisation for the following variation:

Supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises

Monday to Sunday 0:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs

Hours the premises are open to the public

Monday to Sunday 0:00hrs to 24:00 hrs

 

The Principle Licensing Officer had informed the Panel that all the Responsible Authorities had been consulted and public notices had been displayed and published in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005.

The panel were advised that if they were satisfied that the licensing objectives would not be undermined, they should grant the application in the terms applied for.

 

At the close of the statutory consultation period there were two outstanding representations from other persons and one from Blackburn with Darwen Environmental Protection Service in their capacity as a Responsible Authority in respect of this application.

 

The first representation was from Lancashire Constabulary as they were concerned about the impact 24 hour opening would have in what was a predominantly residential neighbourhood. PC Needham had informed the panel that Lancashire Constabulary had wished to object the application on the Prevention of Crime and disorder and prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objectives.

 

The panel members were also advised that as the premises was situated in a residential area, there was major concerns that there would disturbances to the nearby houses from vehicles arriving and leaving together as well as customers opening and closing car doors throughout the night if the premises was allowed to open and sell alcohol for 24 hours. PC Needham had advised the panel that if they were mindful to grant the licence then he would like the panel to consider additional conditions:

 

  • The applicant must ensure that CCTV could be obtained by the Police in a timely manner and retained for a period of 28 days.
  • If the CCTV systems was replaced or repaired the old hard drive must be retained for a period of 28 days and produced on request to a Police officer or authorised officer of the council.
  • There must be documented training of all staff in the responsible sale of alcohol, with regular documented refresher training.
  • The premises must take responsibility for ensuring youths are not allowed to gather and remain outside
  • The premises must document all refusals and challenges whether it be a written log or electronically on the till and be made available to any authorised officer.

 

The Environmental Protection Officer had shared PC Needham’s concerns  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.