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Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

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


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


Declarations of Interest

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


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


Chair's Urgent Business

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


There were no items of Chair’s Urgent Business.


Grant of Premises Licence - Stoke Grill, 62 Devonport Road, Plymouth PL3 4DF pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Director for Public Health will submit a report on the grant of a premises licence for Stoke Grill, 62 Devonport Road, Plymouth PL3 4DF.

Additional documents:


The Committee:



considered the report from the Director of Public Health, including the guidance and policy referred to therein;



heard from the applicant as follows:




with regards to litter they intend to take responsibility for any litter or rubbish belonging to their shop, collect it and put it in a bin. They will put extra bins out at the entrance and inside the shop and will be putting up a notice and asking customers to put all litter in those bins. Their staff will take responsibility to collect them around the shop and street;




noise: the staff do not make noise as they are all busy preparing food, cleaning and packing. They have given a note to all drivers not to take calls during work. If it is an emergency they can take the call inside the car;




they will stop drivers parking or blocking the 'car park';




they do not think that the drivers will cause a problem and will do their best to make everything smooth and quiet. The staff do not use their cars to shop or return. The number of delivery drivers will be reduced with only one driver expected to work during that time. The applicant confirmed during questioning that the busy time of operation for deliveries was prior to 9pm and, based on the operation of a nearby Kebab shop, he did not consider that more than one driver was needed. He considered that the business would be more based on walk-ins at the time of night during which the licence would operate;




all food waste will be put inside bags and put in bins to address the smell of bins. The waste will be collected weekly by a company;




they will clean the front of the shop of any customer vomit;




they will make sure that their customers do not make a noise or act in an anti-social manner in their shop. They will try to do everything safely and follow all the rules and laws;




Stoke Village is a big area and is crowded with a lot of pubs around it;




there is only one additional take away shop open and that it next door to this premises;




the applicant's shop opened approximately 20 years ago and he had run the business for the last 12 months.  Because of the length of time the shop had been open he felt he should have priority for having a later licence. There are already premises open until 2am in the area otherwise he would not have thought of applying for the licence;




the first time he had spoken to the neighbour who had made a representation was yesterday. She had not spoken to him directly about the problems being caused by his delivery drivers prior to that. The problems she had reported to the drivers or other members of staff had not been communicated to him. Now he was aware of the problem he would sort it and would only have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.


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.


There were no items of exempt business.