Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Newport, Isle of WIght

Contact: Marie Bartlett  Email:


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 August 2021.




THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 26 August 2021 be confirmed.


Declarations of Interest

To invite Members to declare any interest they might have in the matters on the agenda.


There were no declarations made at this stage.


Urgent Business

To consider any matters which, in the Chairman’s opinion, are urgent.


There was no urgent business.


Report of the Director of Neighbourhoods pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To determine an application for a premises Licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for The Boat.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods, providing details of an application for a Premises Licence for The Boat, received in accordance with Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003.


A schedule of additional representations, received after the printing of the report, was submitted to Members prior to the consideration of the/each relevant application.


Details of any proposed additional steps to promote the licensing objectives were set out in the report circulated with the agenda. 


The Sub Committee followed the agreed procedure, which had previously been circulated to all parties prior to the meeting.  After hearing the application, the Sub Committee presented the following decision and the reasons for that decision.




THAT upon receiving the report of the Licensing Section, oral and/or written evidence from the applicant, responsible authorities and other persons and having regard to the Guidance issued under s182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Isle of Wight Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy 2019 - 2024, the application be determined as detailed below:



That the application for a premises licence for The Boat be granted in accordance with the application subject (only) to those conditions proposed by the applicant set out in the report dated 29 September 2021 and also subject to the mandatory conditions specified in the Licensing Act 2003.

Reasons for Decision:

As per reasons given within same report in order to promote the Licensing objectives and in accordance with the Isle of Wight Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the s182 guidance.


In reaching the decision the Sub Committee had regard to the Human Rights Act 1998, and in particular Article 1 of the First Protocol, Article 8 and Article 6. The Sub Committee considered this decision was proportionate and appropriate for the promotion of the four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003.


All parties were advised that they had a right of appeal to the Magistrates’ Court if they were dissatisfied with the decision, and that any such appeal had to be made within 21 days from the date of notification.

Details (or if different from those applied for):

As per application

Public Participants:

Mr Matthew Phipps (Solicitor on behalf of applicant)

Mr Johnny Lakin (Co-founder of The Boat on behalf of the applicant)

Mr Matthew Price (General Manager of the Boat on behalf of the applicant)


Additional Representations:

Comments by the applicant’s solicitor (attached to and forming part of these minutes) had been provided and circulated to all parties prior to the meeting.