Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Monday, 18th December, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: 0.01 Chamber - Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY. View directions

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

The Sub-committee to appoint a Chair for the meeting.


Resolved that Councillor Thirlaway be appointed Chair for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest

Members of the Sub-committee are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in mattes appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.


There were no declarations of interest reported.


Little Lobo, 1-5 Countess Avenue, Whitley Bay pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To give consideration to an application to vary the Premises Licence in respect of Little Lobo, 1-5 Countess Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 3PN

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The Sub-committee met to consider an application to vary the Premises Licence in respect of Little Lobo, 1-5 Countess Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 3PN.


The Applicant, L R Quay Ltd, sought to vary the premises licence as follows:


·       To change the layout of the premises;

·       To amend the conditions;

·       To include an external area within the scope of the Licence; and

·       To add off sales.

Mr Callum, Licensing Officer, presented details of the application, the representations received, the options available to the Sub-committee and responded to questions from Councillor O’Shea.


Councillor J O’Shea having received clarification in relation to the use of the outside area withdrew his representation and that of the resident he was representing at the hearing.


Mr Arnot, Solicitor for the applicant, accompanied by Mr Good and Mr Beveridge-Pearson of the applicant company, presented details of the application and responded to questions from the members of the Sub-committee.


Mr Arnot was then given the opportunity of summing up the application and the Sub-committee retired to make its decision.


All parties were invited back into the meeting and the Chair announced the Sub-committee’s decision.


Resolved that:


·       the application for the variation of the premises licence in so far as it related to the change in layout, the extension of the licensable to include the outside area and the provision of off-sales be approved subject to the following conditions.

·       The extension of hours in relation to New Years Eve/Day be refused;

·       The removal of Condition 14 in relation to polycarbonate glasses be refused.


The licensable hours at the Premises will remain: -


·       Sunday to Friday 12:00 hours to 22:00 hours

·       Saturday 12:00 hours to 22:30 hours


The hours that the Premises will be open to the public will be:


·       Sunday to Friday 08:30 hours to 22:00 hours

·       Saturday 08:30 hours to 22:30 hours


The full conditions now attached to the licence are as follows:


              1.     A CCTV system will be installed at the Premises and maintained in proper working order at all times and the licence holder will ensure that:


                     a)          The CCTV cameras are located at the Premises so as to provide coverage of entrance(s) and exit(s), both internally and externally and areas where the sale and consumption of alcohol takes place.

                     b)          The CCTV system is able to capture clear images permitting identification of individuals.

                     c)           The CCTV system will be in operation whenever the Premises are open to the public.

                     d)          The CCTV system is able to capture a minimum of 4 frames per second and all recorded footage must be securely retained for a minimum of 28 days.

                     e)           The CCTV system is capable of constantly generating an accurate date and time.

  f)           The CCTV system is fitted with security functions to prevent   recordings being tampered with e.g. password protection.


              2.   There will be at least one member of staff present at the Premises during the operating hours trained to provide viewable copies of CCTV images as soon as possible following a request from representatives  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS21/23