Legal Officer advised that one of the original Committee Members
had been unable to attend and the Substitute Member had also been
unable to attend. Therefore one of the
other Licensing Committee Members had agreed to
substitute. This would, however, mean
that there was a husband and wife team serving on the Sub-Committee
and Mr Harris asked the representatives of Leeds Castle if they had
any objections to which they replied they did not.
Chairman asked all parties to confirm that they were aware of the
hearing procedure and that each had a copy of the procedure
Committee Members confirmed that they had pre-read all the papers
and any other documents contained in the report regarding the
Legal Advisor briefly outlined the application for a premises
on behalf of Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd in regard to the premises
known as Battel Hall.
The Sub-Committee noted that the only objector had not confirmed
his attendance and as he was not present Members could decide to
postpone the meeting until another day or take his original
objection into consideration whilst considering this
Sub-Committee determined that they would carry on with the
Sub-Committee meeting and would take the objector’s original
representation into consideration.
Legal Officer advised that other than the original objector who had
made a representation based on public nuisance, no other objections
had been received from any other members of the public or the
also noted that draft conditions had been proposed and the
applicant had agreed them but the objectors had not.
The Applicant was invited to give his opening remarks.
Lynch, the Commercial Director of Leeds Castle Enterprises,
addressed the Sub-Committee.
·Battel Hall had been completely restored
·The Organisation would not be looking to hold large
parties there night after night. Part
of the building had accommodation in it to provide guest rooms for
those attending events or holiday lets.
·Although small wedding parties could take place
there, the Organisation would be selective both in terms of the
clientele and any other proposed activities taking place as they
were sensitive to the local neighbouring properties.
·13 events had already been booked for the first
year, some during the day.
·All events would be operated under strict guidelines
and would have staff present for the duration of the event and car
parking stewards would be in attendance to enable guests to have a
safe exit from the venue.