Agenda and decisions

Licensing (Hearings) Sub-Committee
Thursday, 21st February, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 9, First Floor - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Claudette Campbell  0117 922 2342

No. Item


Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 128 KB


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions


Declarations of Interest


Public Forum

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Procedure for a hearing pdf icon PDF 166 KB


Application for variation of a premises licence in respect of Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol City Football Club, Ashton Road, Bristol BS3 2EJ pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To hold a hearing to consider relevant representations made on the application for a variation to a premises licence for Ashton Gate Stadium made by Ashton Gate Limited and received on 30th October 2018.



Additional documents:




The Committee considered the Application after hearing the representations made. They had regard to the Licensing objectives under Licensing Act 2003, the Councils Licensing Policy, The Secretary of States guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003.


The Committee only imposed conditions which it regarded as necessary and proportionate to the promotion of the Licensing Objectives.


The Committee determined to grant the application in part and reject in part and subject to conditions as set out in the Operating Schedule as steps. The element of the application rejected being the 4000 capacity ie. the difference between 32,000 capacity plus up to 2000 members of staff and 38,000 capacity as originally applied for.


The Committee also agreed to the addition of Lansdown Suite to the premises licence as an area for the provision of Boxing and Wrestling.


The licensable activities (days and times) and hours the premises will be open to the public granted are as applied for.


The conditions attached are detailed in the following appendices:






Summary of the reasons:


The Committee had due regard to representations made acknowledging the following:-


1. It gave great weight to the evidence of Responsible Authorities, the Safety Advisory Group and Emergency Services that the capacity number was acceptable;

2. It welcomed the detailed and comprehensive Traffic Management Plan produced by the applicant;

3. It welcomed the prudent approach from the applicant regarding a detailed review of all arrangements after each concert in order to implement further improvements prior to the next concert;

4. It was satisfied that the applicant had comprehensively addressed its previous concerns and the licensing objectives were fully promoted.