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.
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
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
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.