Agenda and minutes

South Hams Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 10.00 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman






That Cllr May be appointed Chairman for the duration of the meeting.





Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests; they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;




Members and officers were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered during the course of the meeting.  These were recorded as follows:-


Cllr D W May declared a personal interest in Item 4: ‘To Determine an Application for a New Premises Licence for Salcombe Brewery, Estuary View, Ledstone Cross, Kingsbridge TQ7 4BL’ (Minute LSC.09/16 below refers) by virtue of his son having previously written national press articles on microbreweries and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate thereon.




Application for new premises licence for Salcombe Brewery, Estuary View, Ledstone Cross, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4BL pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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The Sub-Committee considered a report that sought to determine an application for a new premises licence at Salcombe Brewery, Estuary View, Ledstone Cross; Kingsbridge.


The Licensing Specialist introduced the report and outlined the details of the application (as stated in the application form at Appendix A of the presented agenda report).  In addition, the Licensing Specialist specifically outlined the amendments that were illustrated at Appendix B of the presented agenda report that had been agreed between the applicant and the Police.


1.         Address by the Chairman of Salcombe Brewery Co. Ltd


In his address, the Chairman made reference to:-


-     his acceptance that, in hindsight, the wording contained on the application form could have been improved to have overcome some misunderstandings;


-     his reasons for investing in the business and his belief that a successful local brewery would be a real asset to the local economy.  Furthermore, the Chairman reiterated his intention to work with local residents to keep any impact on them to an absolute minimum;


-     the core business being the manufacture of beer, with the business plan including provision for a minor proportion (less than 5%) of sales being made directly to the public from the brewery;


-     a new website being launched that would include the ability to make purchases online; and


-     the intention for (pre-booked) tours to be held only at times when brewing was not taking place.  It was noted that typically these would be held either during the late afternoon / early evening or on Saturdays and would be fully supervised by members of staff.


2.         Address by the Managing Director of Salcombe Brewery Co. Ltd


The Managing Director proceeded to focus on the four licensing objectives and made the following comments:


The Prevention of Crime and Disorder


The Sub-Committee was reminded that amendments had been agreed with the Police in order to mitigate against Crime and Disorder implications.  Furthermore, Members were informed that High Definition CCTV would be installed and operative on site at all times while the premises were trading, with recorded images being retained for 30 days.


Public Safety


Those in attendance were given assurances that the business plan was focused on online (rather than retail) sales and the business would not be operating a fleet of vehicles from this site.  In addition, it was anticipated that only one delivery van would be used between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm.


The Managing Director acknowledged the local concerns regarding the 60mph speed limits in this area and confirmed that he was happy to look at traffic calming measures being implemented.  To mitigate public safety concerns, it was noted that the site entrance had been moved further down the highway and the height of adjoining verges had been reduced in order to improve visibility.


With regard to the pre-planned brewery tours, the Sub-Committee was advised that all possible measures would be taken to ensure that the number of vehicles that were on site at any one time were kept  ...  view the full minutes text for item LSC.9/16