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Items
No. Item

25.

Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

The Committee will appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair for this particular meeting.

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that Councillor Rennie was appointed as Chair, and Councillor Patel was appointed as Vice Chair, for this particular meeting.

26.

Declarations of Interest

Members will be asked to make any declarations of interest in respect of items on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest in accordance with the code of conduct.

27.

Chair's Urgent Business

To receive reports on business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be brought forward for urgent consideration.

Minutes:

There were no items of Chair’s Urgent Business.

28.

Grant of Premises Licence - The Catch situated at 47 Southside Street. The Barbican, Plymouth. PL1 2LD pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Director for Public Health will submit a report on the grant of a premises licence for The Catch situated at 47 Southside Street. The Barbican, Plymouth. PL1 2LD.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee having:

 

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heard from the applicant as follows:

 

 

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the concerns of local residents have been factored into their plans for the business;

 

 

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no objections to the licence from any relevant authorities;

 

 

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they have adhered to all the licensing conditions from the Police;

 

 

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the premises is a food orientated venue, with a substantial food in the form of a table meal being made available when the venue is open;

 

 

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it is a premium seafood restaurant targeting the affluent and mature diners looking for something different;

 

 

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the plan is to offer a selection of premium wines and alcoholic beverages; they will not be providing discounted beverages, happy hours or any other offer that would encourage excessive drinking or problematic behaviour. The alcohol is to compliment the food;

 

 

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the premises previously operated as a shop/restaurant with similar opening hours to those proposed. It had, on occasion temporary event notices to provide alcohol for special events;

 

 

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the licensing objectives will be adhered to through effective, responsible training and management, supervision of staff and the premises;

 

 

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having the venue open and active in the later hours of the day will help elevate and discourage the mentioned antisocial behaviour within the Mitre Court gated entrance. Visible CCTV camera that have been installed will also help to discourage this;

 

 

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public safety is key to provide a safe working environment for their staff and customers and the public who are passing the venue. They would ensure that there would be a minimum of 1.5 meters of space between any tables used outside and the pavement edge to prevent the public having to walk on the road. Any A-boards would be positioned so as not to cause any obstruction and would ensure accessibility for all;

 

 

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music will be for background ambience only and they are very conscious of residents in the vicinity. They have installed a low decibel extraction system within the kitchen area to alleviate the need to have the front door open during busy times and to help reduce noise pollution from the venue;

 

 

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all customers using the venue will be asked to be respectful of the local residents and keep the noise to a minimum when outside the venue;

 

 

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the venture is in line with Plymouth's Ocean City vision as the produce will be promote local fishing boats and local seafood products catering to a more mature clientele;

 

 

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clients will be asked to smoke away from the premises on the pavement opposite as there is much more space there, to be respectful of residents and the area will be monitored to ensure that no nuisance is caused to neighbours;

 

 

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it is not envisaged that queues will form but if they did then clients phone numbers will be taken and an electronic system (open table) will be used to notify clients when their table is ready;

 

 

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the size of the venue is for 18 covers;

 

 

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Mr Baker outlined his 20 year experience of working in hospitality in high end venues;

 

 

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with correct supervision he did  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

Exempt Business

To consider passing a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it (they) involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, as amended by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Minutes:

There were no items of exempt business.