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Meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee held on 13/01/2003
OLD PARK STABLES, FARNHAM – APPLICATION FOR
A LICENCE TO OPERATE A RIDING ESTABLISHMENT



Waverley Borough Council is the Licensing Authority under the Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970, and the purpose of this report is to determine an application for a licence to operate a riding establishment at Old Park Stables, Old Park Lane, Farnham. The proposals in this report do not have any "Opportunities for All" implications and administration of this application will be met by current resource levels.
APPENDIX A

WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE – 13TH JANUARY 2003

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Title:
OLD PARK STABLES, FARNHAM – APPLICATION FOR
A LICENCE TO OPERATE A RIDING ESTABLISHMENT

[Ward Affected: Farnham Upper Hale]
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Summary and Purpose

Waverley Borough Council is the Licensing Authority under the Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970, and the purpose of this report is to determine an application for a licence to operate a riding establishment at Old Park Stables, Old Park Lane, Farnham. The proposals in this report do not have any "Opportunities for All" implications and administration of this application will be met by current resource levels.
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Introduction

1. This Council is the Licensing Authority for the Waverley area for the purposes of the Riding Establishments Act 1964 and 1970 and has a responsibility to ensure that premises granted a licence under the Act conform to the conditions of licence as required in the legislation.

2. The Council’s veterinary surgeon inspects all riding establishments to ensure compliance with these conditions.

Details of Application 3. An application was received on 15th November 2002 from Mr Carl Belson of Old Park Stables, Old Park Lane, Farnham, to operate a riding establishment at this address.

4. This application for a Riding Establishment Licence is a new application at these premises, which have been previously licensed by this Authority.

5. An inspection of the premises was carried out by the Council’s Veterinary Officer on 29th November 2002. There were no horses on site at the time of inspection and a further inspection is to be made to check the suitability of the horses for the riding establishment. At the time of the inspection a number of recommendations about the premises were made by the vet, namely:-

That appropriate steps are taken to protect the horses in case of fire;
That there is a prominent notice forbidding smoking;
That the contact details for the licensee are displayed; and
That the instructions as to action to be taken in the event of fire, with particular regard to the extrication of horses are displayed. 6. The establishment owner has previously held a licence to operate a riding establishment at these premises for many years and the new operator is not required to seek planning permission.
Human Rights/Community Safety Implications

7. There are no Human Rights or Community Safety implications in this report.

Resource Implications

8. Inspection charges and administration costs as a result of this application have been taken into account in the fee of 255.00 plus Vet’s fees, which have been paid by the applicant.

Environmental Implications

9. There are no environmental implications as a result of this report.

Options available to the Council

10. The options open to the Council are:

(a) to grant a licence (inclusive of standard conditions) to the applicant to keep a riding establishment at Old Park Stables, Old Park Lane, Farnham;

(b) to refuse the application for licence on the grounds of:
(c) to withhold the licence on grounds of non compliance;

(d) to issue a temporary licence with specified conditions, to obtain compliance with standard and specified conditions within a reasonable timeframe.

Conclusion

11. The applicant, Mr Carl Belson, is not disqualified to hold a Riding Establishment Licence, and has paid the appropriate fee.

Recommendation

It is recommended that a three month provisional licence to operate a riding establishment be granted to Mr Carl Belson, in respect of Old Park Stables, Old Park Lane, Farnham until such time as the horses to be provided at the establishment have been inspected by the Council’s Veterinary Officer and the requirements of Section 5 above have been completed.
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Background Papers (DoE&L)

1. Application for a licence to operate a riding establishment from Mr Carl Belson dated the 15th November 2002.
2. Report of Veterinary Inspection form dated 29th November 2002.
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CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Brian Thomas Telephone: 01483 523439
E-mail: bthomas@waverley.gov.uk

Comms/licensing/2002-03/037