Venue: Theatre - The Wave Centre, Maryport. View directions
Contact: Lee Jardine 01900 702556
Election of Chair
To elect a Chair for the ensuing meeting.
Councillor Kendall was elected as Chair for the 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.
There were no declarations of interest.
To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm on a working day, allowing two clear working days before the day of the meeting.
No questions had been submitted.
The Senior Manager - Legal and Information Governance advised the Panel that representations against the application had originally been considered at a meeting of the Licensing Panel on 2 December 2020. The Panel had determined the application and it was granted with an additional condition. Broughton Parish Council had been aggrieved by that decision and had appealed to the Magistrates’ Court under Schedule 5 Part 1 Paragraph 2 of the Licensing Act 2003. The case had been heard at West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on 27 May 2021. The appeal was allowed and remitted back to the licensing panel to reconsider under section 181 of the Licensing Act 2003. The Licensing Panel was advised that it must now reconsider the application and use the information contained in the report to determine the application.
The Licensing and Compliance Officer then presented a report to consider representations received in relation to the application for a premises licence
for “Ponderosa”, Broughton Lodge, Little Broughton. The applicants were Beth Faulder and Ray Faulder. The premises were described as
“… 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 with in the field. The alcohol will be placed behind the tent in a locked van and only accessed by the personal licence holder.”
The application was to allow live music, recorded music and the sale of alcohol as follows:
· Live and Recorded Music - Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 23:00
· Sale of Alcohol - Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 23:30
The applicants had provided details of various measures that they proposed to use to promote the licensing objectives should a licence be granted. This included a noise assessment report, wedding diversification report and the list of proposed conditions usually found in the premises licence application. Cumbria Constabulary and Environmental Health had responded to the application and suggested measures which they felt would promote the licensing objectives. The applicants had accepted those conditions.
Three written representations had been received against the application, details of which were included in the members’ reports pack. Members were advised that they had a duty to decide the application in line with the licensing objectives.
Beth Faulder spoke on behalf of both applicants to explain the background to the application. In response to questions from Panel members she gave reassurance around the marshalling of attendees at events, the security measures that would be in place and the proposed number of events that would be held. Members also sought clarification over the use of a bridleway for access to the site.
The Chair of Little Broughton Parish Council, Councillor Sue Hannah, made representations on behalf of the Parish Council. She made reference to the Road Traffic Act 1938 in respect of the proposed access road to the site and stated the impact the noise caused by live music and ... view the full minutes text for item 224.