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Election of Chair
To elect a Chair for the ensuing meeting.
Councillor Grainger was elected chair for the ensuing meeting
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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.
This report concerns an application for a premises licence for Tallentire Hall, Tallentire, Cumbria.
The applicant is Kesh and Krin Ltd.
Kesh and Krin Ltd have applied for a premises licence with the following description:
The premises will trade as guest accommodation, events, such as weddings, celebration events, corporate team building, charitable fundraising events, conferences etc.
There are residential cottages on the grounds, used for guest accommodation will purchase their alcohol via off sales, and drinks will either be charged to the room or paid for at the bar
The application was for no more than 4999.
23 representations were received in respect of the application.
The Applicant’s agent (Mr Gibson) made representations, explaining the background to the application then responded to concerns raised in the representations.
The concerns was that in an original representation received by Mr Cockburn it stated that he supported the application in principle but highlighted individual concerns. Following this a letter was received from Mr Cockburn on 28 September 2020 stating that ‘together we object’ due to public nuisance and this was on behalf of residents of Hall Court, the applicants agent requested that this letter be disregarded as it is a complete U-Turn of the original submission.
Mr Cockburn was invited to respond, explaining that he had firstly responded to the consultation as an individual, and the letter received on 28 September 2020 was a collective response from the residents of Hall Court, permission for this was granted by officers. Mr Cockburn also explained that no further evidence has been introduced and the latest letter builds on information already submitted from residents.
The Licensing and Compliance officer provided some clarity explaining that the residents of Hall Court were satisfied with Mr Cockburn providing a collective response and to speak at this meeting. For reference, the individual residents representations from Hall Court were from IP02, IP18, IP19, IP20 (Mr Cockburn) and IP23.
The Agent (Mr Gibson), then continued with his representations, outlining the specific detail of the licence application. The Agent explained that the main purpose of the application is to provide the sale of alcohol for residents of the holiday cottages.
The Licence would also cover functions which include charity events, corporate days, and weddings.
The Agent explained that the main issue from residents was the hosting of wedding receptions. The venue will be an exclusive wedding venue and this will be achieved by pricing and by limiting frequency and capacity.
The Agent then advised that any regulated entertainment would only be for pre booked functions and is likely to be recorded music. In terms of attendees, the request is for a 60 maximum indoor capacity, 100 outside and 200 for charity events. The application is for 7-day flexibility and the agent explained ... view the full minutes text for item 152.