Agenda and draft minutes

West Dorset District Council Licensing Sub Committee
Friday, 4th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Suite, South Walks House

Contact: Sandra Deary, Democratic Services Officer  Email:

No. Item


Welcome and Appointment of Chairman


Cllr Day was elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee.  He welcomed everyone to the meeting.  All present introduced themselves.


Cllr Day outlined the procedure to be followed at the meeting indicating that the Licensing Officer would be asked to outline the report first.  He would then ask those who had indicated to speak to do so.



Code of Conduct

Members are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council’s Code of Conduct regarding disclosable pecuniary and other interests.


Check if there is an item of business on this agenda in which the member or other relevant person has a disclosable pecuniary or other disclosable interest


Check that the interest has been notified to the Monitoring Officer (in writing) and entered in the Register (if not this must be done within 28 days)


Disclose the interest at the meeting (in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct) and in the absence of dispensation to speak and/or vote, withdraw from any consideration of the item where appropriate.  If the interest is non-pecuniary you may be able to stay in the room, take part and vote.



For further advice please contact Stuart Caundle, Monitoring Officer, in advance of the meeting.



There were no declarations of interest.


New Premises Licence Application pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider an application for a new premises licence for 41-42 Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT

Additional documents:


The Licensing Officer advised that the Committee was heretoday toconsider anew premiseslicence application for41-42 Trinity Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TT.


She advised that no comments had been received from any of the responsible authorities.


Theapplicants, Mr Marzanohad appliedfor thefollowing licensable activities:


·                     Sale by retail of alcohol on and off the premises 9.00hrs – 23.00hrs, Monday – Sunday.


The Licensing Officer advised that one interested party had made relevant representations under the licensing objectives of public nuisance a copy of which was included at appendix 2 of the report.

Following correspondence with the applicant a letter of mediation was sent to the interested party, addressing the issues which were raised.  The interested party had not responded if his concerns had been alleviated.  The interested party had been informed that the sub-committee was taking place but had chosen not to attend.




Mr Marzano addressed the Sub-Committee advising that the shop would only sell alcohol when served with food, however, if the customer wished to take home part finished bottles of wine he would ensure these were properly packaged.  He added that alcohol would not be sold to passers by.


The Sub-Committee left the meeting at 10.40am to deliberate.


The Sub-Committee re-convened at 10.46am


The Chairman thanked all everybody  for attending and gave the following statement:


We have decided to GRANT the licence for the premises known as 41-42 Trinity Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TT on the basis of the operating schedule as set out by the applicant.


We have listened to and read all the evidence presented to us and have concluded that the application for a new Premises Licence should be allowed subject to the mandatory conditions as set out in the Licensing Act 2003.


Granted licensable activities:


·                     Sale by retail of alcohol on and off the premises 9.00hrs – 23.00hrs, Monday – Sunday.


Reason for the Decision


(1) There had been no objections received from any of the responsible authorities;

(2) If there were significant problems with the licensed premises in the future, after the granting of this application a formal review of the licence could take place.  




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