Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: James Haywood
020 8726 6000 x63319  Email: james.haywood@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

14/18

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 December 2017 as an accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 December 2017 were agreed as an accurate record.

 

15/18

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

16/18

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

17/18

Minutes of Previous Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve as an accurate record the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee since the last Licensing Committee:

·         17 January 2018

·         22 January 2018

·         19 February 2018

·         1 March 2018

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous Licensing Sub Committees held on 17 January 2018, 22 January 2018, 19 February 2018 and 1 March 2018 were approved as a true and accurate record of the decisions taken.

18/18

London Local Authorities Act 1990: Applications for Street Designation Orders pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair began the item asking Members for confirmation that they were happy to  re-arrange the order of applications to be considered allow for additional time for applicants not already present to attend the Chamber. Members confirmed their agreement and the Chair therefore took the application for 279 South Norwood Hill (Appendix D) first, as the applicant was present, followed by the application for 273 South Norwood Hill (Appendix C) as the applicant had already notified the Committee of her non-attendance. The applications were thereafter considered in the order as set out within the agenda

 

The Committee considered an application for a street designation order and street trading licence for 279 South Norwood Hill as detailed in appendix D to the report.

 

The Licensing Manager detailed the legal framework and process for considering street designations then directed the Members through the application for decision. It was confirmed that no objections had been received for the application, and the applicant was present at the meeting.

 

In response to questions from the Committee the applicant confirmed that he was able to keep his display within the designated width and there were no encroachment issues with larger plants such as Christmas trees, which were netted to keep them within the designated width.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to:

1 To designate the specified area outside 279 South Norwood Hill for the purposes of street trading; and

2 To grant a street trading licence to the Applicant.

 

The Committee considered an application for a street designation order and street trading licence for 273 South Norwood Hill as detailed in appendix C to the report.

 

The Licensing Manager detailed the nature of the application for decision as set out in the report by the Director, Place. It was confirmed that no objections had been received for the application, and the applicant had informed the Committee that she was unable to attend.

 

Members asked questions pertaining to the private forecourt for the premises and its relationship to the permitted width to the edge of the curb. Members additionally asked if the application could accommodate a barrier and table service within the permitted width. Officers confirmed that there was enough space for inclusion of the barrier and table service though it was not intended by the applicant that table service would be available in any event.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to:

1 To designate the specified area outside 273 South Norwood Hill for the purposes of street trading; and

2 To grant a street trading licence to the Applicant.

 

The Committee considered an application for a street designation order and street trading licence for 8 Station Road as detailed in appendix A to the report.

 

The Licensing Manager detailed the nature of the application for decision as set out in the report by the Director, Place. It was confirmed that no objections had been received for the application, and the applicant was not present at the meeting.

 

Members briefly discussed the display layout as it appeared in the provided photographs.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18/18

19/18

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

 

Minutes:

Not required.