Agenda, decisions and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee - Wednesday 9th May, 2018 1.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Karen S Dunleavy; Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

At this point Members must declare whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest, or other interest, in any of the items on the agenda, unless it is already entered in the register of members’ interests or is a “pending notification “ that has been disclosed to the Solicitor to the Council.



Application for New Premises Licence - Werrington Green Post Office, 2 The Green, Werrington Village, Peterborough, PE4 6RU pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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Meeting of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

held at the Town Hall, Peterborough on 9 May 2018




1. Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence received.


2. Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


3. Application


New Premises Licence



Application Reference




Sub-Committee Members

Councillor Ayres

Councillor Allen

Councillor Saltmarsh




Darren Dolby, Regulatory Officer

Colin Miles, Lawyer – Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee

Karen S Dunleavy, Democratic Services Officer – Clerk to the Sub-Committee







Nature of Application

Application Type


Application for a new premises licence.


Authorisations and Times Applied For


·         Sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises


Monday to Thursday  07.00 to 21.00

Friday and Saturday  07.00 to 22.00

Sunday  08.00 to 21.00


Summary of New Premises Licence Application


In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, following the submission of an application for a new premises licence for Werrington Green Post Office, 2 The Green, Werrington Village, Peterborough, PE4 6RU, which had attracted representations in objection to the application, the Licensing Authority was required to hold a hearing.


A summary of the issues raised by persons objecting to application included:


·         The local residents believed that the sale of alcohol from the Post Office until late at night would encourage and increase vulnerability to crime.

·         Sufficient numbers of other premises in the local area were authorised to sell alcohol to meet demand.

·         Parking issues would increase due to the Post Office being open late and their customers would be trying to park in the same area as customers of other licensed premises in the immediate vicinity.

·         If a licence was granted there would be an increase in alcohol related incidents including disturbances from customers purchasing alcohol.

·         An increase in littering in the vicinity of the premises.

·         An increase in access of alcohol to young person’s either through theft from the store or through ‘proxy buying’ (where an under 18 year old persuades an over 18 year old to purchase alcohol on their behalf).



Licensing Objective(s) under which representations were made

3.7                          1. The Prevention of Crime and Disorder

3.8                          2. The Prevention of Public Nuisance

3.9                          3. The Protection of Children from Harm

3.10                       4. Public Safety



Parties/Representatives and witnesses present


The Licensing Authority


The Regulatory Officer, who presented the case on behalf of the Licensing Authority.




The applicant Mr Sumeet Odedra


The applicant’s representative Councillor Julia Davidson.


Other Persons


Mr Toates, Mr and Mrs Williams, Mr Coxon and Mr Biddle.



Pre-hearing considerations and any decisions taken by the Sub-Committee relating to ancillary matters

There were no pre-hearing considerations.



  Oral representations


The Regulatory Officer addressed the Sub-Committee and outlined the main points with regards to the application.  The key points raised in his address included the representation submitted against the application by  local residents.




Councillor Davidson, the applicant’s representative addressed the Sub-Committee. The key points raised during their address, and following questions from the Sub-Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.