Licensing Hearing Panel - Friday, 11 October 2019 2.30pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Meeting Room 2 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Stephen Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Election of the Chairman

The Panel is requested to elect a Chairman for the hearing in line with rules agreed by the Licensing and Safety Committee. 


Apologies for absence


Record of the meeting

To agree that the Chairman, after consultation with the other members of the Panel, sign the record of this meeting outside the meeting. 


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman 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. 


This urgent meeting is being convened with the agreement of the Vice-Chairman of the Licensing and Safety Committee to consider and determine an application for a Temporary Event Notice following an objection by Environmental Protection. Schedule 1 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 state that a hearing must be held within 7 working days beginning with the day after the end of the period within which an objection may be made.  


The reason of special circumstances for the urgent meeting being convened is that, in the opinion of Environmental Protection, the applicant has not given sufficient information to demonstrate that noise management has been considered. As a result it is necessary to convene a meeting of the Licensing Hearing Panel as a matter of urgency to consider the matter.


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 211 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 5.



Consideration of a Temporary Event Notice, Fort Amherst, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UB pdf icon PDF 148 KB

 The licensee for Fort Amherst, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UB has served a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) on Medway Council, Environmental Health and the Police in accordance with Part 5 of the Licensing Act 2003. The event is a charity black tie ball, including the sale by retain of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment, on 6 December 2019 between the hours of 19:30 hours and 00:00 hours.


Objections have been received from Environmental Protection and to date no agreement has been reached.

Additional documents:


Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 124 KB

It is recommended that the Panel exclude the press and public from the meeting during the decision-making process for the reasons set out in the report.