Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 1st August, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

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Election of Chairman and Statement for the Procedure of the Meeting pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To elect a Chairman for the meeting and the Chairman to present and explain the procedure for the meeting.



Proposed by Cllr Susan Cocking, seconded by Cllr Sarah Williams


Decision: that Cllr Emma Parker elected as chairman for the duration of the meeting.



To receive any apologies for absence.



Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Paul Harrison, substituted by Cllr Susan Cocking. 


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.

If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.



No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



There were no urgent items.


New premises licence application for Sandy Salt Pig, Middle Beach Car Park, Beach Road, Studland pdf icon PDF 372 KB

An application has been made for a new premises licence for Sandy Salt Pig Ltd, Middle Beach, Studland for the sale of alcohol, off the premises.  The application has been out to public consultation and has attracted relevant representations.  A Licensing Sub Committee must consider the application and representations at a public hearing.

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The Senior Licensing Officer introduced the report, for a new premises licence application for the sale of alcohol on and off the premises, Monday to Sunday 08.00 to 22.00 hours.


Representation was received from Studland Parish Council which raised concerns regarding the sale of alcohol from premises close to the sea and foreshore, the risk of fire caused by glass items, noise, and the number of hours which the premises would be operating.


The applicant was unable to attend the meeting but submitted a statement and additional information.


A motion to adjourn the meeting to consider additional information was proposed by Cllr Sarah Williams and seconded by Cllr Susan Cocking. 


The meeting reconvened and the applicant’s submitted statement was read out to the Sub-committee. The statement addressed the noise concerns as there was a considerable distance between other buildings, the site, and other residents. The extra hours would allow the premises to respond positively to demand as the season is short, there was no intention to open late on a regular basis, but they did want the option to hold events. The business is local, and family run which supplies local farm and fisherman produce and employs 50 local people. There would be no glass used at the premises and reference was made to his other premises which had been run successfully without complaints.


Cllr Cherry Brooks supported the application and stated that the Sandy Salt Pig group are responsible and ethical. She understood the concerns of the Parish Council but recognised that these were not enough to refuse the licence. She added that if the licence was granted then it could be monitored and reviewed if issues did arise.


All parties were given the opportunity to have their say and to sum up.



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.



Proposed by Cllr Sarah Williams, seconded by Cllr Susan Cocking.




That the press and the public be excluded for the following item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Decision: To GRANT a Premises Licence with the usual mandatory conditions and the conditions consistent with the Operating Schedule.