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No. Item


Appointment of a Chair



Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were made.


Meeting Procedure



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The Senior Technical Officer presented the report and outlined the application.


In response to members’ questions the Senior Technical Officer made the following points:


  i.  Considered Waitrose to be the closest business to the application providing off sales.

  ii.  Charlie’s Coffee Company (pizzeria / café) opposite the application provided on sales of alcohol.

  iii.  Possibility the Snug public house (currently closed) on East Road would re-open and offering on sales.

  iv.  There was also a member only sports and snooker bar (WT’s Sports Bar) which offered on sales of alcohol.

  v.  Confirmed that Tesco Express on East Road currently did not hold a licence to sell alcohol.

  vi.  Clarified that the application was for off sales only (there had been a mistake by the applicant when completing the application).


Mr A Nath made the following points on behalf of his father (the applicant).


  i.  All the necessary precautions as highlighted by the Police had been put in place and had taken advice from the City Council.

  ii.  The Police had made no further objections now their conditions had been met.

  iii.  All staff would be trained to conduct challenge 25 check.

  iv.  The applicant had fifteen years’ experience of selling alcohol in another store which he owned; Mr A Nath himself was a license holder for the past five years in the same store.

  v.  There was a market to sell alcohol as was consistently asked by the public if they sold alcohol.

  vi.  CCTV would be used to monitor the outside space and any issues would be reported and dealt with.


Mr A Nath made the following points in response to Members’ questions:


  i.  Had accepted the condition to start the sale of alcohol at 11.00am until 8.00pm.

  ii.  Responsibilities of meeting the licensing objectives were to ensure that there was no crime due to the sale of alcohol.

  iii.  Would monitor any noise pollution and anti-social behaviour to ensure that immediate neighbours were not affected.

  iv.  CCTV would be used to guard the area and staff would be trained in the sale of alcohol.


Councillor Bick (Market Ward Councillor) who had made a written representation addressed members with the following points:


  i.  Highlighted why the application was in a sensitive location,

a.  In area where a large amount of rough sleeping took place, with those individuals begging in the daytime (primarily Burleigh Street and East Road).

b.  Close to Jimmy’s Cambridge (providing help to people experiencing homelessness).

c.  On the route from the city centre to the GP’s access surgery catering for people living on the street; this was also a meeting point for street life individuals, the location had a history of anti-social behaviour and public nuisance.

d.  There were individuals who slept rough who were dependent on alcohol and or other drugs, some suffered with mental ill health.

e.  There had been occasion when there was boisterous and sometime intimidating behaviour and waste being left on the streets.

  ii.  The application was in an area  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20/25/Lic