Meeting Details

Licensing Sub-Committee
28 Jun 2021 - 14:00 to 14:45
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Meeting Details
Pool Membership
Pool Membership

Councillor Linda Coulam

Councillor Tony Goldson

Councillor Mark Newton

Councillor Edward Back (Reserve)


Members are invited to a Meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee

to be held in the Conference Room, Riverside, Lowestoft,

on Monday, 28 June 2021 at 2.00pm


In order to comply with coronavirus regulations and guidance, the number of people at this meeting will have to be restricted to only those whose attendance is reasonably necessary. 


Ordinarily, East Suffolk Council encourages members of the public to attend its meetings but on this occasion would encourage the public to watch the livestream, via the East Suffolk Council YouTube channel instead at


If you do believe it is necessary for you to be in attendance we encourage you to notify Democratic Services, by email to, of your intention to do so no later than 12 noon on the working day before the meeting so that the meeting can be managed in a COVID secure way and the Team can endeavour to accommodate you and advise of the necessary health and safety precautions.  


However, we are not able to guarantee you a space/seat and you are advised that it may be that, regrettably, we are not able to admit you to the meeting room.

Part One - Open To The Public
1 Election of a Chairman

To elect a Chairman for this Sub-Committee meeting.


Councillor Coulam was nominated by Councillor Newton, this was seconded by Councillor Goldson. There were no other nominations. Councillor Coulam was duly elected as Chairman for the meeting. 

2 Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence, if any.


There were no apologies for absence. 


3 Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Local Non-Pecuniary Interests that they may have in relation to items on the Agenda and are also reminded to make any declarations at any stage during the Meeting if it becomes apparent that this may be required when a particular item or issue is considered.

There were no Declarations of Interest. 
4 Declarations of Lobbying and Responses to Lobbying
To receive any Declarations of Lobbying in respect of any item on the agenda and also declarations of any response to that lobbying.  
There were no Declarations of Lobbying. 
Report of the Acting Legal and Licensing Services Manager
  1. pdf Saxmundham Local - Hearing Report (150Kb)
    1. pdf ES-0820 - Saxmundham Local App A Application Form (586Kb)
    2. pdf Appendix A - plan (153Kb)
    3. pdf Appendix B - representation - NOT TO BE PUBLISHED - Private


There were some technical issues with sound from remote participants to the meeting. The Chairman adjourned the meeting for fifteen minutes to see if these could be resolved satisfactorily (2.15pm until 2.30pm). 


Upon the meeting reconvening, the Licensing Officer summarised the published report. The Chairman invited questions from the Sub-Committee. Councillor Newton asked if any of the Responsible Authorities had commented on the application. The Licensing Officer said standard responses had been received from four of the Responsible Authorities, but no concerns had been raised; no comment had been received from Suffolk Constabulary. The Applicant, her Representative nor the Objector had any questions. 


The Chairman invited the Applicant's representative, Mr Kanapathi, to address the Sub-Committee. However, sound distortion resumed which meant that it was very difficult to hear what Mr Kanapathi was saying clearly. 


The Chairman proposed that the meeting therefore be adjourned to ensure a fair hearing for all parties. The meeting was informed that a new date would be arranged and all parties would be notified as soon as possible. 

Part Two - Confidential

There are no Exempt or Confidential items for this Agenda.


There were no Exempt or Confidential items. 

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


Officers present:

Katherine Abbott (Democratic Services - Clerk), Martin Clark (Acting Legal and Licensing Services Manager), Leonie Hoult (Licensing Officer), Matt Makin (Democratic Services - Host) 

Others present:

Ms Susan Barnes (Objector), Ms Jennifer Constantine (Applicant), Mr Suresh Kanapathi (Arka Licensing Consultants)