Cuffe & Taylor are modifying their licensing application to 22,500 people as opposed to the original application of 29,999 people for the well-loved Lytham Festival. Their current licence allows 10,000 people.
The original application caused concern in the community for fears of overcrowding, traffic problems, and nuisance revellers.
There is a meeting being held today(26/04/2023) with pro and against residents at 10.30am at the United Reform Church.
In a survey done to residents of whether they were happy of the increase to 29,999 people 63% voted “yes”.
An email from Fylde Council Licensing said
“I refer to my client’s application for a new premises licence for Lytham Festival listed for hearing before the Licensing Sub-Commitee on 26th April 2023.
My clients wish to modify the application by proposing that an additional condition is imposed on the licence, if the application is granted, to restrict the maximum capacity at any one time to 22,500 persons for the Friday 30th June and Sunday 2nd July of the Festival taking place this year (2023) and, thereafter, for the maximum capacity at any one time to 24,999 persons in future years. The maximum capacity for the other days of the Festival this year, 28th, 29th June and 1st July 2023 are to remain at 19,999 as under the existing Festival licence.
The maximum capacity for any event will of course be subject to the satisfaction and approval of the Safety Advisory Group and my clients are happy to accept a condition on the new licence, if granted, to this effect.
Whilst writing, we have had the opportunity of considering the Skeleton Argument submitted on behalf of a number of individuals who have made representations and wish to clarify that there is no proposed extension to the permitted hours under the existing licence and the application is also limited to five consecutive days in the calendar year, again as permitted under the existing licence.
I would be grateful if this email could be forwarded to committee members and officers and the relevant parties in advance of the hearing on Wednesday 26th April and please let me know if you have any queries.