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Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence: Venue 121 - 121 Broad Street, Dagenham, RM10 9HP PDF 76 KB
The Council’s Licensing Case Officer presented a report in respect of an application for a premises licence for Venue 121, 121 Broad Street, Dagenham, RM10 9HP.
The applicant sought the following licensable activities:
Live Music: Monday to Sunday 11:00hrs to 02:00hrs
Recorded Music: Monday to Sunday 11:00hrs to 02:00hrs
Late Night Refreshment: Monday to Sunday 23:00hrs to 02:00hrs
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00hrs to 02:00hrs
Three representations had been received in relation to the application. A representation was received from the Council’s Licensing Authority Responsible Authority Officer under the licensing objective of the Prevention of Public Nuisance. A second representation was received from a responsible authority namely the Metropolitan Police Licensing Officer under the licensing objective – Prevention of Public Nuisance and Protection of Children from harm. The third representation was received from the Council’s Environmental Protection Officer under the licensing objective of Prevention of Public Nuisance.
The Licensing team had been communicating with the applicant via email during the consultation period to reach to an agreement. At the time of publishing the report, the applicant had accepted all the conditions suggested by the Licensing Authority Responsible Authority Officer; however, he had requested if the Licensing Authority could consider the terminal hours of 23.59.
The Sub-Committee first heard from Chris Hurst, Environmental Protection Officer (EPO). The EPO advised that following on from his representation contained within the agenda a noise impact assessment had been undertaken by the applicant, which had been published as a supplementary agenda. The report from the assessment indicated that the venue had poor levels of sound insultation which would result in significant music breakout from the venue. This had been evidenced by the level of complaints over the last few years; however, it was noted that the applicant was not in the premise at that time. The assessor could not gain access to the first floor flat at 123 Broad Street, which shared a party wall with the premise and the EPO advised that a further assessment would need to be undertaken to include 123 Broad Street. The EPO advised that the application submitted by the applicant did not do enough to promote the licensing objective, ‘the prevention of public nuisance’ taking into consideration the result of the noise impact assessment.
The Legal Advisor to the Council asked the EPO to confirm if the rooftop area, which had been subject to complains previously, was included in the application. The EPO confirmed that it was not included. Following further questions from the Legal Advisor, the EPO advised that mitigation works to the property based on the assessment would cost a significant amount of money.
The EPO advised that if the Sub-Committee were minded to approve the application, he would suggest further conditions on the licence. These proposed conditions were then circulated to those present.
In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, the EPO advised:
-That the outcome of the acoustic assessment indicated that internal music would need to be run at a level significantly less than ... view the full minutes text for item 4.