Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 10th November, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices 3, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL.

Contact: Kenna Victoria Healey, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Email:

No. Item


Nomination of Chair


Councillor Ralph nominated Cllr Maney to Chair the Sub-Committee. This was seconded by Councillor Snell.




That Councillor Maney Chair the Sub-Committee



Items of Urgent Business

To receive additional items that the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were no items of urgent business declared.</AI3>



Declarations of Interests


There were no interests declared. </AI3>



Application for a Summary Review of a Premises Licence and Application for a Review of a Premises Licence


At the start of the hearing, it was agreed by all parties that the evidence and submissions for both applications were substantially similar, and therefore it was agreed that the Sub-Committee could consider all the evidence in one session. It was highlighted that Members would be required to make three distinct and separate determinations.




The Chair of the Sub-Committee advised all present of the process of the hearing. He then invited the Licensing manager to introduce the report as outlined within the agenda on pages 5 to 302.


All parties were provided the chance to ask questions of the Licensing Officer. 




Essex Police were then asked to present their case.


The Sub-Committee then heard from the Council’s Environmental Protection and Trading Standards Officers.


The meeting was adjourned at 8.39pm and reconvened at 8.48pm


The Committee agreed to suspend standing orders at 8.15pm to allow the agenda to be completed.


The Chair of the </AI5>Sub-Committee then invited the Legal Representative for the applicant to present his case on behalf of his clients.


The meeting was adjourned at 9.56pm and reconvened at 10.00pm




Essex Police were asked to present a summary of their case to Members.


Environmental Protection and Trading Standards were given the opportunity to provide a short summary to the Sub-Committee, during which both officers stated they had nothing further to add.


The Legal Representative for the applicant was asked to give a summary of his case.


The Chair sought everyone had said all they wished too; it was agreed they had. The Sub-Committee then adjourned at 10.15pm for deliberation and were accompanied by the Legal Advisor and the Democratic Services Officer. 


The meeting reconvened at 10.20pm.




That the Sub-Committee agreed:

  • For the summary review to revoke the premises licence,
  • That the interim step of suspension is to continue and;
  • Following the review of the premises licence, the premises licence is also revoked.