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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ

Contact: Democratic Services  Committee Manager

No. Item


Appointment of a Chair



Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were made.



Meeting Procedure



Remitted Premises Licence - Tesco, 5 Christs Lane pdf icon PDF 458 KB

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


Applicant’s Representative


Mr Bark made the following points on behalf of the Applicant:

  i.  Confirmed that members had access to documentation which had been provided by Tesco and also had a copy of an A3 colour plan of the premises, which was just a large colour version of a plan included with the application.

  ii.  The application was for a Tesco Express.

  iii.  Referred to paragraph 5.13 of the statement of Licensing Policy, which stated that a cumulative impact policy was not absolute and each application should be judged on its own merits. 

  iv.  Submitted that the premises (the subject of the application) would not add to the cumulative impact.

  v.  Referred to Appendices 1 and 3 of the Cumulative Impact Policy and that before a Cumulative Impact Policy was adopted it had to be justified by the Police.

  vi.  Noted figures provided within the policy for 2014-16 and that there had been a significant reduction in the number of incidences.

 vii.  Noted that the police had not objected to this application.

viii.  There were significant discussions that had taken place with the Police prior to the submission of the premises application.

  ix.  The Cumulative Impact Policy was adopted because of Police representations and the Police had not objected to this application.

  x.  Two objections had been received by Ward Councillors but no other statutory authorities had made objections to the application. He asked members to place great weight on this fact.

  xi.  Referred to amendments made to the application which were detailed on p49 of the committee agenda and conditions detailed on pages 51-53.

 xii.  Referred to the representation made by Councillor Martinelli that the hours proposed in the original application were longer than other existing licensed premises in the area. The licensing hours for the sale of alcohol were amended to be in line with the local Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

xiii.  The representation from Councillor Bick referred to the hours of operation and asked for further information regarding what Tesco did.  Commented that if Tesco sent every policy document they had that this would be boxes of information.

xiv.  Commented that Tesco had looked at other existing licensed premises in the area and had proposed similar conditions to those premises in their application. 


The Legal Officer asked for confirmation that condition 4 (regarding CCTV) reflected the condition which had been agreed with the Police, Mr Bark confirmed that this was correct.  


Mr Bark made the following points on behalf of the Applicant:

  i.  Referred to the extra documentation which had been provided by Tesco.

  ii.  Document 1 was a visual representation of the Tesco Express structure, support, training and audit overview.

 iii.  Document 2 was an extract from a larger document called ‘Safe and Legal’ which was distributed to all stores regarding quarterly licensing checks; this had to be signed off and sent back to Head Office.  He did not think that competitors went into the same  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19/4/Lic