Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 5th September, 2022 4.00 pm

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Appointment of Chair


Councillor Scott Payter-Harris was appointed Chair.


Declarations of Members' Interests


No interests were declared.


Licensing Act 2003 - Application for grant of a premises licence - Barcode, 50 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LT pdf icon PDF 211 KB


The purpose of this report is for the committee to consider an application for the grant of a new premises licence pursuant to section 18 of the Licensing Act 2003 (the Act).  The matter has been referred to the committee for determination following receipt of relevant representations from Richard Maidment, Public Protection and from three local residents.  Further details about the representations received is shown at paragraph 4 of the report.



The Licensing Sub Committee is requested to determine the application.

Additional documents:



Mr Andrew Aquilina, the applicant.

Mr Kay Adu, the applicant's business partner.


Richard Maidment, Principal Regulatory Services Officer


Mr Danny Faulkner, resident.


Derek Stone, Licensing Officer

Ben Attrill, Legal Advisor


The Licensing Officer informed the committee that after speaking to the resident and the Regulatory Services Officer, the applicant had revised the hours requested as follows:


Sale of alcohol:

Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 until 22:00.

Friday & Saturday: 12:00 until 23:00.


Christmas Eve: 12:00 until 00:00

New Year's Eve: 12:00 until 00:30.


The premises would close 30 minutes afterwards.

Live music and late-night refreshment are no longer required.

Recorded music would be played in accordance with the revised sale of alcohol hours.


 In response to a question from members, the revised hours were clarified.


There were no other questions.



Mr Aqulina included the following points in his representation:

He is happy to reduce the hours to please the neighbours.


He is not looking to have the same type of clientele as the Drift Bar.  The atmosphere would be more like the Chambers in Kings Road.  Food would be served until 19:00.  It would not be a loud, late-night bar.


He has 17 years' experience of working in bars in the city.  He has always wanted to work with residents.


In response to a question from the Legal Advisor, Mr Aqulina explained that on Christmas Eve alcohol sales would stop at 00:00 and on New Year's Eve at 00:30.   The premises would close half an hour later.


There were no other questions.


Mr Faulkner included the following points in his representation.

A number of years ago, late night economy premises moved to the Guildhall Walk.  However, Palmerston Road is pretty full now and is expanding into Osborne Road.  He asked the panel to consider how many premises are needed there.


He is currently in dispute with GoGo regarding drunken clientele being very noisy when leaving their premises up until 03:00 every night.


There were no questions.


Richard Maidment included the following points in his representation:

In light of the changes, he has no problem with the application.  He circulated some proposed conditions for the panel to consider.


The applicant indicated that he had seen them and would be happy for them to be imposed on his licence.


1.     Other than associated with the use of a Pavement or Highways Amenity Licence, no bottles, glasses or drinking receptacles of any kind shall be used for the consumption of beverages immediately outside the premises.

2.     All doors and windows shall remain closed after 23:00 hours.

3.     Bottle bins shall not be emptied outside the premises between the hours of 21:00 and 07:00 hours.

4.     Any external floodlight fittings shall be angled below the horizontal plane or provided with shields to ensure there is no spillage of light or visible glare to residents beyond the boundary of the licensed premises.

5.    Deliveries and waste collections for the premises shall only take place between 07:00 and 21:00 hours.

6.    Within 28 days of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.