Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Gambling Acts Sub Committee - Monday, 4th October, 2021 10.01 am

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Naidine Jones 

No. Item


Application for the Review of a Premises Licence - The Old Surgery (The Surge)


Members considered an application for the review of a Premises Licence and to consider representations received in respect of the following application made under the Licensing Act 2003:


Premises Name

The Old Surgery (The Surge)

Premises Address

74 Commercial Road, Taibach, Port Talbot, SA13 1LR

Applicant Name

Mrs Leah Morgan

Applicant Address

Environmental Health, Neath Port Talbot Council, The Quays, Brunel Way, SA11 2GG

Licence Holder Name

Mr Mark Cubberley


Mr Mark Cubberley


RESOLVED: The Sub-Committee decided to modify the conditions of the premises licence so that the following conditions would apply


a.   By virtue of S177 (A) the Licensing Act 2003 the conditions of the Premises Licence relating to regulated entertainment shall be in force between 8.00 hours and 23.00 hours.


b.   There shall be no external amplified sound (i.e. in the beer garden, car park, or anywhere else outside the curtilage of the building).


c.   There shall be no regulated entertainment in the form of live or recorded music at the premises until such time that the licence holder and/or owner of the premises commissions an independent acoustic consultant to undertake a Noise Impact Assessment and the recommended control measures contained within the assessment are implemented.  A copy of the Noise Impact Assessment along with supporting evidence that the requirements have been complied with shall be provided to the Local Authority for written approval prior to the commencement of regulated entertainment.


d.   To comply with the above the following criteria must be met;

                                         i.    The report must be carried out by an acoustic consultant who shall be a member of the Association of Noise Consultants and a member of the Institute of Acoustics.

                                        ii.    The methodology for the noise assessment shall accord with current UK guidance and British Standards and agreed with the Local Authority in advance of the assessment commencing.

                                      iii.    Prior to implementation of the control measures the Local Authority shall be given the opportunity to review and comment on the Noise Impact Assessment and its recommendations.


e.   The Premises Licence Holder or a nominated person shall carry out proactive noise observations outside the premises at least once an hour during the provision of regulated entertainment, and take any necessary remedial action. A written record of proactive external noise assessments and, where applicable, remedial actions taken shall be kept for a minimum of 31 days from the date of the last entry in the record and this record shall be available for inspection on demand by authorised council officers at all times the premises are open.


f.     Speakers shall not be located in the entrance and exit of the premises or outside the building.


g.   All windows and external doors shall be kept closed after (21:00) hours or at any time when regulated entertainment takes place, except for the immediate access and egress of persons. (To replace the existing condition relating to windows and doors being closed during amplified music)


h.   The smoking areas, including the beer garden, must be provided with suitable ashtrays/bins,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.