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Thanet District Council: Ms Alison Brock, Technical Support Team Manager
Ms Lois Barnes, Technical Support Officer
Applicant: Mr Jamie Childs, Director – Smoked Street Kitchen
Objectors: Mr Shafto
The Technical Support Team Manager introduced the item:
· It was a new application advertised under the Licensing Act. No representation was needed from the Police, Fire Service or Environmental Health. The licence requested was only applicable for internal use as it would not apply to music being played in the garden or in front of the business externally
Members asked questions directed to Ms Brock:
· Members asked if the location had been licensed to play music before. Ms Brock responded by saying that there was a licence that did apply at the location which was for longer hours, however it was surrendered when the previous owner gave up the premises. A new licence was applied for since the new owner didn’t take up that licence over the 28 day period after
· Members clarified that music could not be played outside the premises as it would be in breach of the conditions agreed upon by the Applicant
Mr Childs addressed the Board:
· He informed the Board, that music would be provided for a restaurant atmosphere, not primarily for drinkers like at a nightclub
· He also told Members that the front garden and decking would be closed at 22:00 during operating hours
Members had no questions for Mr Childs.
Ms Brock had no questions for Mr Childs.
Mr Childs had no questions for Ms Brock.
Mr Shafto and Mr Williams (the objectors) addressed the Board:
· Mr Shafto spoke on the behalf of both Mr Williams and himself, he also spoke on the behalf of the management company of a local flat block located near the restaurant
· Concerns were expressed regarding noise nuisance coming from the restaurant, this was based on previous instances of residents being kept awake by kitchen staff who would go out to the garden after closing the kitchen and other instances of loud music coming from the restaurant. He also spoke about an incident that occurred when the applicant loudly taunted residents of the flat block about playing music “all week”
· Mr Shafto suggested that the open garden times be between 12:00-18:00, after which time the garden would be closed to customers and staff to minimise noise
Mr Childs responded to Mr Shafto and Mr Williams:
· He denied the claims that he verbally taunted residents about the loud music
· Mr Childs also said he would speak with kitchen staff who go out to the garden and advise them to keep any noise down, but limiting access to the garden would not be feasible as the storeroom is located outside of the main building
Members asked a question directed to Mr Shafto and Mr Williams:
· They asked if they were fully aware that with this licence, any and all music would be played inside. Mr Shafto responded by saying that if doors are left open, then the music ... view the full minutes text for item 3.