Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Sub Committee - Monday, 3rd October, 2022 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Willow Room - 1st Floor Municipal Building, Widnes. View directions

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Application to Vary a Premises Licence - ABI Mini Mart, Halton Brook, Runcorn pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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          The Committee met to consider an application which had been made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 to vary the above premises licence.  The hearing is held in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 and Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005.


1.     Preamble


A meeting of the Regulatory Sub-Committee (acting as Licensing Committee under the Licensing Act 2003) of Halton Borough Council is held at Municipal Building, Widnes on Monday 3 October 2010 commencing at 10:00 am. 


The meeting was held to hear an application made under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 for a variation of a premises licence for the ABI Mini Mart in Halton Brook, Runcorn. The application had been amended prior to the hearing following discussions with the Police. It is the amended application that is to be determined as there remained one relevant representation from local residents, Mr and Mrs Wend, which had not been withdrawn.


In attendance were:-


1.     Members of the Regulatory Sub-Committee comprising Cllr Wallace, Cllr Abbott and Cllr Wainwright (the sub-committee)

2.     Mr Aravendan Kanthanathan (the applicant)

3.     Mr Ian Rushton (the applicant’s Licensing Agent and representative)

4.     Kim Hesketh (Licensing Manager)

5.     Elizabeth Wilson-Lagan (Legal Adviser)

Mr and Mrs Wend, who had made relevant representations did not attend. The sub-committee were satisfied that Mr and Mrs Wend had been properly notified of the hearing and noted that they had not confirmed their attendance pursuant to Regulation 8 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005. The notification is sent both by email and hand delivered to their address. They were also contacted on 29 September 2022 to check whether they would be attending the hearing. No response had been received. In light of this, the sub-committee determined to hear the matter in their absence.


After the Chair of the sub-committee, Cllr Wallace, had introduced the parties, the Legal Adviser, Elizabeth Wilson-Lagan, outlined the procedure to be followed. Licensing Manager, Kim Hesketh, then outlined the nature of the application and the relevant representations that had been made. The sub-committee was advised that two relevant representations had been made in respect of the original application but one of the representations had been withdrawn following the amended application and after preparation of the agenda but prior to the hearing. The sub-committee is not to have regard to the second representation.






2.     Details of existing premises licence

The current licensable activities are as follows:-


Supply of Alcohol              Monday to Sunday 07:00 to 23:00

Hours open to public          Monday to Sunday 06:00 to 23:00


3.     Details of the application (as amended before the hearing)

The application as amended following agreement with the Police is for a variation of the existing premises licence as follows:-


Provision of late night refreshment         Monday to Sunday  23:00 to 01:00

Supply of Alcohol (off premises)             Monday to Sunday 06:00 to 01:00

Hours open to the public                        Monday to Sunday 06:00 to 01:00

Delivery service only                              Monday to Sunday 01:00 to 02:00


Delivery conditions:-  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.