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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 the premises known as Ponderosa, Broughton Lodge, Little Broughton, Cumbria.
The applicants are Beth Faulder and Ray Faulder.
The applicants have applied for a premises licence with the following description:
The premises is a completely blank canvas, which is a field which overlooks the Lake District mountains. The field will be hired out by the couple and used as instructed by us. We have situated where the event will take place on the designated area within the field. The alcohol will be placed behind the tent in a locked van and only accessed by the personal licence holder.
The application is to allow live music, recorded music and the sale of alcohol in the following terms:
Live and Recorded Music Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 23:00
Sale of Alcohol Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 23:30
A noise assessment and wedding diversification report were also attached to the members reports.
Cumbria Constabulary and Environmental Health recommended conditions, the applicant agreed to implement these conditions if the Licence was granted.
The applicant (Beth Faulder) made representations, explaining the background for the application.
The proposal is that the site be used for wedding receptions, encouraging a new style of wedding with the couple being able to plan all aspect of the day. All plans will be presented to the events coordinator for approval to ensure irresponsible activities do not go ahead.
Other aspects of the wedding reception include the option for the couple to spend time away from the wedding to enjoy views and have a walk.
The venue will be part of a family business, and the package can include photography, as one of the applicants is a professional photographer.
The applicant went on to explain that the land has been neglected for 20 years and the land is currently used for livestock. This application will ensure diversification of the site and enable to applicants to secure funding for essential works to the site.
Since farming the land the applicant explained that criminal activity has reduced and it planting crops have created a habitat for wildlife to return.
The applicant then went on to explain that they have worked with the Police and Local Authority and a noise limit has been agreed. The applicant is also keen to work with the local community to improve the green area and to gain support.
The applicant explained that Soddy Gap will not close and clarified that the application is for one field, which will be a secure site and include a secure car park. The bridleway would not be obstructed and notices will be ... view the full minutes text for item 227.