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Election of Chair
To elect a Chair for the ensuing meeting.
Councillor Peter Gaston was elected chair for the ensuing meeting.
Declaration of Interests
Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm, 2 working days before the meeting.
The Licensing and Compliance Officer submitted a report to consider representations received in relation to an application for a premises licence.
The report concerned an application for a premises licence for Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, CA7 4NQ.
The applicants were William Wilson Wise and Lynn Wise.
The Licensing and Compliance Officer answered questions from the panel, confirming that the premises license can be granted without a Designated Premises Supervisor, the officer also clarified that this application should be dealt with on its own merits.
The applicants, Mr and Mrs Wise provided their representations.
Mrs and Mrs Wise advised the panel that a festival has been operating for 15+ years on the application site and that the venue is geared for holding events, they also stated that all obligations had been met and that the site has utilities, and acceptable egress and access from four separate points.
Mrs Wise went on to explain that the plan was to initially hold one large event, which would be a less intrusive, small, family friendly and well run event. In addition the site would also accommodate smaller charity style events, events which would normally require temporary event notices, not a premises licence.
Mr Wise stated that he had taken the personal licence course and that he intended to be the Designated Premises Supervisor.
Mrs Wise then advised the panel that she had a professional background with the Police with strong links to the local area. She is also an active volunteer in the community, volunteering with the rotary group and as a school governor.
Members asked questions of the applicants. Mr and Mrs Wise clarified to members that the intention was to host one large music event and four smaller events each year, with the smaller events each hosting less than 500 people. The intention is also to host the events within a six month period, ideally during the summer months. The applicant stated that the larger event would be for less than 4999 people.
Following questions relating to an event management plan – the applicant confirmed this would be produced and by an experienced team but that currently a plan was not in place. The applicant stated that they did not know it was required at this stage and that they had not been advised to submit one. The Licensing and Compliance Officer explained that the Panel was asking for clarification about what intended it would contain. The applicant stated that an experienced events team and traffic team are in place.
In relation to security, the applicant confirmed that security would be on site 24/7 and would be SIA qualified as is standard. They also confirmed that first responders and a welfare team would be on site during events.
The applicant advised there would also be a telephone number for complaints, sound monitoring and PAT testing.
Members then queried the emergency access; it was clarified that this would be separate from public access. The applicant said that there would be safety lane, roadways, ... view the full minutes text for item 151.