Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Safety Committee - Tuesday, 19 March 2024 6.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH. View directions

Contact: Nicola Couchman, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Filmer, Kemp and Sands.  


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 12 December 2023.


The record of the meeting held on 12 December 2023 was agreed and signed by the Chairperson as correct.  



Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairperson will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 


There were none.  


Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct. Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.


Disclosable pecuniary interests


There were none.


Other significant interests (OSIs)


There were none.


Other interests


There were none.


Cumulative Impact Assessment pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To present the Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) to Members and ask for consideration as to whether the evidence gathered and prepared in this report is sufficient and appropriate to justify the continued existence of the current Cumulative Impact requirements. The fresh evidence for the Cumulative Impact Assessment has been collated following consultation with consultees in accordance with S5(3) of Licensing Act 2003.


Additional documents:




The Committee were informed of the recommended Cumulative Impact areas as a result of the evidence submitted during the consultation process.




The Committee considered the evidence contained within the report and the appendices and determined:


1.1.        it was still of the opinion that the evidence in the assessment showed that it would be inconsistent with the licensing objectives to grant applications for premises licenses that had specified categories in the areas identified. Following such a finding, subject to the agreement of Cabinet and Full Council, the Cumulative Impact Assessment and the Statement of Licensing Policy must be revised to include a statement to that effect and set out the evidence as to why it remained of that opinion.


1.2.        it was of the opinion that the Stress areas continue.