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To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive
Punjabi Junction, Bethesda Brasserie, Bethesda Street
The Chair welcomed the applicant Mr Kamaljit Singh, Mr Duncan Craig Barrister, Councillor C Jones, Councillor T Skinner and five local residents to the Meeting.
Simon Jones outlined to the Meeting the procedure for the hearing.
Jo Baber then led the Committee in detail through the report.
Mr Craig referred to the application and advised of the following revisions to the application:
To commence at the same time but to cease at midnight and close thirty minutes after
Section 10 - To take out Valentine’s Day and Christmas Day and to include Bank Holiday Sunday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve until 1.00 am
Mr Craig also advised that there would be verification of age in relation to the sale of alcohol and that staff would be trained for this and that Mr Singh had agreed to these conditions.
Andy Jenkins then referred in detail to the South Wales Police Representations, Section 182 Guidance of the Licensing Act and the issues that could affect local residents, Crime and Disorder and the four Licensing Objectives. However, each premises was unique and was considered on its own merit.
Mr Jenkins further advised that he had met with Mr Singh and Mr Douglas and the application had been revised and a number of conditions agreed.
Mr Craig advised that conditions had been agreed with South Wales Police.
The following representations were then made by the residents and the Ward Members on behalf of residents:
· Safety concerns – No provision in front of the building for stopping of vehicles – Traffic issues with double yellow lines- Taxi pick ups
· Update from the Police requested in relation to the report
· Proximity of residential properties
· Previous anti-social behaviour issues
· How many functions to be held
· The sale of alcohol until midnight
· Volume of people leaving the premises early in the morning
· Where on the plan was the living accommodation
· Garden area – Beer garden – Smoking area – Issues of drinks being taken out
· Not clear if a Pub or a Restaurant
· Need for soundproofing in the building
· Problems if windows were opened at the premises
· Previous anti-social behaviour at the premises
· Problem of people spilling out of the premises
· 11.30 pm with leaving at 12midnight was late enough
· Residential bedrooms adjacent to the smoking area – Noise and disturbance to the residents late at night
· Where were customers going to park due to limited parking and double yellow lines
· Safety concerns of parking on kerbs – Blind spots – Already a significant issue
· Noise in the Morgantown area
· Previously constantly contacting the Environmental Health Department
· Evidence requested of soundproofing
· Customers leaving the premises and not moving on – Sitting under the bedroom windows of residential properties – Bad language – Banging on residential doors - very frightening for residents
· Police procedure in relation to referral of complaints by residents
· Proximity of residents at the rear of the premises
· Who would manage noise on a day to day ... view the full minutes text for item 985.
Any other business deemed Urgent by the Chair
The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.