Agenda and minutes

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

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2020.


That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2020 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 received 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 229 KB

To determine an application for the variation of a premises licence under Section 34 of The Licensing Act 2003 for the Vectis Tavern, 103 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AT.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the report of the Head of Place, providing details of an application for a Variation of a Premises Licence, received in accordance with Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003.


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 each 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, interested parties and/or responsible authorities and having regard to the Guidance issued under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Isle of Wight Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy 2014 - 2019, the applications be determined as detailed below:



Application for a Variation of the Premises Licence for the Vectis Tavern, 103 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight.


THAT the grant for a Variation of the Premises Licence for the Vectis Tavern, 103 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight be approved, in accordance with the application, subject to those conditions proposed by the applicant within the operating schedule and also subject to the mandatory conditions specified in the Licensing Act2003, but modified to such an extent as the Sub Committee have considered appropriate for the promotion of the four licensing objectives, namely by requiring the following condition listed below:


The noise management plan submitted as part of the application (and any subsequent approved version of the plan) shall be adhered to at all times. Such plan shall be reviewed at any time upon request from the local Licensing Authority and resubmitted for approval.

Reasons for Decision:

The reasons were provided in the report to promote the Licensing objective regarding the Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety, the Prevention of Public Nuisance and the Protection of Children from Harm in particular.


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 their decision to be proportionate and necessary 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

Additional Representations:

The applicant provided video footage showing the local area between 4 – 6 June 2021.

Public Participants:

Anne Cook - Applicant