Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: by Video Conference

Contact: James Clapson 


No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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Application for a new premises licence - Friends Fish & Chip Shop, 162 King Street, Ramsgate pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:


Also present: 


Thanet    Ms Brock, Licensing Officer.

Officers:    Ms Phillips, Principal Litigation Solicitor.


Kent Police:     PC Greig, Police Licensing Officer.


Applicant’s Legal  Mr Merton.




The Licensing Officer, presented the report.



The Applicant’s representative addressed the Sub-Committee.


The Sub-Committee asked questions of the Applicant’s Representative.



The Police addressed the Sub-Committee.


The Sub-Committee asked questions of the Police.



Further to debate, the Sub-Committee agreed the following:


‘In the application of;


Mr Hukki Buyukertas for a new premises licence in respect of the Friends Fish and Chip Shop at 162 King Street Ramsgate Kent CT11 8PJ, it is the decision of Thanet District Council as the relevant Licensing Authority in accordance with Section 12 Licensing Act 2003, having taken into consideration representations made to the Licensing Sub-Committee on the 16th March 2021 from;


1. the Licensing Authority – Mrs Brock;

2. the Applicant through his representative - Mr Merton;

3. the Police  - PC Greig;


and having considered the Council’s licensing policy, which specifically includes the provision to reduce crime and disorder and reduce alcoholic misuse; and having heard representations as to the measures that the applicant proposes to put in place to satisfy the promotion of the licensing objectives; it is the decision of the Licensing sub-committee that the application is refused.


In considering the licensing objectives, it is the view of the committee that the grant of the application will not give effect to the licensing objectives to:


·  Prevent crime disorder – as the new licence is likely to increase anti-social behaviour.

·  Will not contribute to public safety – due to the anticipation of an increase in anti-social behaviour.

·  Prevent nuisance – There is likely to be a potential increase in nuisance behaviour if granted.

·  Protect children from harm – Due to the location of the venue to play areas.’