Purpose of report
The purpose of this report is for the Committee to determine an application for the renewal of a sexual entertainment venue licence in respect of premises situated at 1 Granada Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0RD and known by the name of Elegance. The application has been submitted by Wellhot Ltd.
a) that the Committee determine the application for the renewal of a sexual entertainment venue licence in respect of premises situated at 1 Granada Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0RD and known by the name of Elegance; and
b) in determining this application, the Committee shall have regard to paragraph 7.10a of its statement of licensing policy as set out below:
Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 7.10 (relating to the numerical control on the number of sex establishments in a particular locality), the presumption to refuse shall not apply to:
• The renewal, transfer or variation of an existing sex establishment licence; or
• The grant of a new sex establishment licence, whereby an application was made during the transitional period 1 November 2011 until 31 October 2012 to those premises that can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Licensing Authority that during the 12 months prior to the commencement of the transitional period they have been regularly providing sexual entertainment that previously was only regulated under the Licensing Act 2003.