Venue: Committee Room 1
Contact: Kimberly Soane Democratic Services Officer
Election of Chairman
Committee to agree a Chairman for the purposes of this meeting.
Councillor Jerome Davidson was elected Chairman for the purposes of this meeting.
Disclosure of Interests
To receive from Members declarations of personal and prejudicial interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.
There were no disclosure of interests submitted for this application.
Purpose and Summary
Application for a new Premises Licence for Maison Restaurant, Wrecclesham House, Wrecclesham Road, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4PS under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003. Two relevant representations have been received from ‘other persons’.
The Committee AGREED to approve the application for a new premises licence as set out in the paperwork submitted.
Licensable activity Hours
Live music Monday to Saturday 11:00 to 00:00
Sunday 11:00 to 23:00
Recorded music Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 00:30
Late night refreshment Monday to Sunday 23:00 to 00:30
Supply of alcohol (on/off premises) Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 00:00
Seasonal variations Christmas Eve/New Years Eve 11:00 to 01:00
Private functions / special events (12 per year) 11:00 to 01:00
Opening hours Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 00:30
The operation of the premises under the licence shall be subject to the relevant mandatory conditions, conditions derived from the operation schedule highlighted in the application form and those agreed with Surrey Police and Environmental Health.
The reasons for the decision are as follows:-
The licensing sub-committee heard from the applicants who had also supplied supporting evidence to set out the intended arrangements at the premises. The licensing sub-committee noted that the restaurant allowed no more than 20 covers and that a single sitting service was to be offered. The applicant set out their ethos and explained that they had applied for extended hours on the basis that the business would be offered a degree of flexibility. Further, that the opening hours would primarily be Wednesday to Saturday evenings.
On questioning, the applicant set out ways in which they would address possible nuisance, including making the position clear on their website. The applicants also indicated that they would be living at the premises (which was equally their home) and fully intended to be respectful of and sympathetic to their neighbours, and that there would also be signs reminding customers of this at the premises. The applicants also set out details of their previous business arrangements which also involved running a business and living alongside residents, and which had operated successfully.
The licensing sub committee considered all of the oral and written representations before it, including those of Farnham Town Council with regards to possible nuisance.
The licensing sub-committee noted the written comments from Surrey Police and Environmental Health, in particular with regards to disposal of waste including bottles (no. 5). Further the sub-committee noted the applicant’s intended arrangements in respect of waste which would be dealt with during daytime hours, which they felt alleviated their concerns and was proportionate to the arrangements and proximity of residential addresses.
In reaching this decision, the sub committee had regard to all of the relevant considerations and the four licensing objectives and considered that the decision was appropriate and proportionate.