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Venue: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams

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No. Item


Appointment of a Chair



Declarations of Interest



No declarations of interest were made.



Meeting Procedure



The Felllows House, Milton Road, Cambridge pdf icon PDF 627 KB

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The Licensing Enforcement Officer presented the report and outlined the application.


The Licensing Sub Committee considered the applicant’s representation presented by Mr Hudson.


The application could be viewed at the following link as part of the of the agenda report pack.


Agenda for Licensing Sub Committee on Monday, 15th March, 2021, 10.30 am - Cambridge Council


Mr Hudson (the applicant) made the following points in response to members’ questions:


      i.         Background music would be played through a sound system; no live music played on premises.

    ii.         Had built up a close working relationship with the team from the Manor Care Home and would be willing to meet on a weekly basis to discuss any issues raised.

   iii.         Had liaised with representatives from the fire service and arranged fire warden training for all staff to undertake.

  iv.         The garden was in fact an internal courtyard surrounded by a four-storey building on all sides.

    v.         Believed 11:00 to 23:00 was a standard licensing time which was why a 11:00 start time had been requested. 

  vi.         Would agree to stop deliveries at 18:00.

 vii.         Anticipated forty to eighty covers per evening, 50% external and 50% internal customers.

viii.         The café would open at 07:00

  ix.         24-hour room service would be available to hotel guests.


Other Persons


Dr Block made the following points in addition to his written representation:

        i.         Noted the reduction in alcohol sales to 23:00 to non-residents.

      ii.         The application sat in a catchment area of three local schools and the site was on the junction of Gilbert Road and Milton Road.

     iii.         The hotel, restaurant, café and bar would increase the footfall to an already busy area: one afternoon they had counted 40-50 pedestrians and cyclists using the junction.

    iv.         Asked what the policy on smoking was.

      v.         Enquired what plans were in place for car parking.

    vi.         Recommended that the committee consider the sale of alcohol to start from 18:00 to 11:00pm to non-residents.


Mrs Jefferies raised the following issues to the application:


      i.         Questioned if smoking would be permitted on site.

    ii.         Enquired how it would be policed to identify residents and non-residents after 23:00

   iii.         Expressed concern at the sale of alcohol 24 hours a day to guests staying at the hotel.

  iv.         Stated there could be potential drink driving issues with guests.


In response Mr Hudson said the following:


        i.         Smoking would be permitted in the courtyard only.

      ii.         There were 85 car parking spaces on site with a parking policy for restaurant users.

     iii.         The reception would be manned 24 hours a day.

    iv.         Residents would be asked to charge drinks to their room after 11pm.

      v.         Did not intend to keep the bar open to residents 24 hours a day.

    vi.         Would consider security on the entrance if deemed necessary.


Summing up


The Licensing Officer said the following:


      i.         There had been no previous licence application pertaining to the premises.

    ii.         No representations were received from any of the responsible authorities.

   iii.         Had no  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/4/Lic