Venue: Hollybank Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hants PO9 2AX. View directions
Contact: Mark Grgeory Democratic Services Officer
Declarations of Interests
There were no declarations of interest.
The Sub-Committee considered an application for a Premises Licence in respect of Unit 2, 2 St Mary’s Road, Hayling Island.
The following documents were submitted to the Sub-Committee:
(i) Report of Licensing Officer;
(ii) Site Map;
(iii) Application form and email confirmation of amendments;
(iv) Mandatory conditions;
(v) Environmental Health representations;
(vi) Police conditions and email confirmation of acceptance; and
The Licensing Officer introduced her report and gave an outline of the application and the representations received.
35 members of the public had registered objections to the application and 16 had submitted representations of support. Ms Green, Mrs Rogers, Ms Perkins and Ms White were present to address the Sub-Committee as objectors. Mrs Jablonski (the applicant) and Ms Boxall were present to address the Sub-Committee in support of the application. Mr Moss, HBC Regulatory Officer, was also in attendance to put forward the objection submitted by the Responsible Authority, Environmental Health.
Mr Moss explained that the building currently housed a furniture shop and that the proposal was to convert it into a wine bar with an outside seating area. The outdoor element of the application was the main concern, as there was the potential for a noise nuisance due to it being able to accommodate 30 to 40 people. The building was in a residential area, with two flats above and two houses within 10 to 15 metres. He didn’t believe that the location was appropriate for the type of venue proposed.
In response to questions, Mrs Jablonski confirmed that no noise would be generated by the air conditioning, as it would be a silent system fully enclosed in and serving only the cellar. The extractor fan would be a charcoal system with no outside flue.
Ms Green, Mrs Rogers, Ms Perkins and Ms White addressed the Sub-Committee in turn as objectors to the application.
The objectors explained that the application had caused considerable concern within the community due to the potential for noise nuisance and light pollution seven days a week, along with exacerbating the existing parking issues within this residential area. Noise would be generated by patrons during opening hours and the clearing up noise at the end of each day could last up to midnight and include the closing of the proposed metal shutters. The nearby garage had strict operating times imposed on it to prevent a noise nuisance, therefore the same restrictions should apply to a wine bar.
Parking in the area was already limited, with objectors citing highway safety concerns around entering the highway from their premises. Ms White also explained that her daughter had been knocked off her bike. Objectors did not believe that relying on the goodwill of patrons to park in car parks would be effective, particularly if the signage advising them to do so was inside the premises and therefore only seen after they had already parked.
In response to questions, Mrs Jablonski confirmed that metal shutters had only been proposed to stop people using the outdoor seating area ... view the full minutes text for item 2.