Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 8th December, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. View directions

Contact: Tariq Aniemeka-Bailey  Email: tariq.aniemeka-bailey@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

47/21

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Maddie Henson nominated Councillor Karen Jewitt as Chair and Councillor Robert Ward seconded the motion.

 

The Sub-Committee RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Karen Jewitt as Chair for the duration of the meeting of the Sub-Committee.

 

48/21

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 none.

 

49/21

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.

 

50/21

LICENSING ACT 2003 - Application For a Premises Licence at 83-84 High Street, South Norwood, SE25 pdf icon PDF 229 KB

The Sub-Committee is asked to determine whether to grant the application for a premises licence.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the Application for a Premises Licence at Oceanic Bar, 83-84 High Street South Norwood, SE25 6EA and the representations received as contained in the report of the Executive Director ‘Place’ and the additional documentary evidence submitted by the Applicant and Parties to the hearing prior to the hearing and incorporated in the supplementary information published as an addendum to the report. The Sub-Committee also considered photographs and a video submitted by the Parties which was considered in private session.

 

The Sub-Committee also considered the representations made by the Applicant and the objectors and their representatives during the hearing.

 

The Sub-Committee, having reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) and the Council Licensing Policy, RESOLVED to GRANT the application subject to conditions detailed below which had been offered by the Applicant and the mandatory statutory conditions which apply to the sale of alcohol under a premises license issued under the Act, on the basis that the Sub-Committee were satisfied that it would be appropriate to promote the licensing objectives to do so. 

 

The reasons of the Sub-Committee were as follows:

 

  1. The Sub-Committee considered that the objective of the prevention of public nuisance was relevant in relation to the consideration of the matter.

 

  1. The Sub-Committee noted that the premises are situated on the High Street in a parade of shops with residential premises above. There is also a parade of shops on the other side of the road, also with residential premises above them and two blocks of flats to the rear in reasonable proximity. The immediately surrounding area includes both residential and commercial premises.

 

  1. The Sub-Committee had regard to the fact that there were no objections from the Police or from the noise nuisance team, both of whom had agreed sets of extensive conditions with the applicant.

 

  1. The applicant had, in response to discussions with the police and the noise nuisance team amended their application in two important respects – to reduce the hours applied for as detailed in the report at page 9 and to include the numerous conditions proposed and set out at Appendix 2 to the report, in their application - so that these amendments will apply to the license granted. The offered conditions will be in addition to the mandatory statutory conditions which apply to premises licenses granted under the Licensing Act 2003 which authorise the sale of alcohol.

 

  1. The Sub-Committee noted that there were other licensed premises in the area, some of which had comparable hours to those which, following amendment of the application, the applicant was seeking but were mindful that each application ought to be considered on its own merits and in light of the information presented to the Sub-Committee considering the matter and the representations before it.

 

  1. The Sub-Committee considered that the applicant demonstrated a willingness to work with the community in operating a responsible premises which is in compliance with the legal requirements placed on an operator. In this regard the Sub-Committee noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50/21

51/21

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 during the course of a meeting:

 

Pursuant to the provisions of regulation 14 paragraph (2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005, the licensing authority may exclude the public from all or part of a hearing where it considers that the public interest in so doing outweighs the public interest in the hearing, or that part of the hearing, taking place in public. For the purposes of paragraph (2), a party and any person assisting or representing a party may be treated as a member of the public. In light of the possibility of disclosing personal data if the photographs circulated by a party to the hearing were made available in public, members of the committee will be asked to agree to exclude the public from the hearing to enable members to view the photographs on the basis that doing so outweighs the public interest in that part of the hearing taking place in public.

 

Minutes:

The following motion was proposed to exclude the press and public during the course of a meeting:

 

Pursuant to the provisions of regulation 14 paragraph (2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005, the licensing authority may exclude the public from all or part of a hearing where it considers that the public interest in so doing outweighs the public interest in the hearing, or that part of the hearing, taking place in public. For the purposes of paragraph (2), a party and any person assisting or representing a party may be treated as a member of the public. In light of the possibility of disclosing personal data if the photographs circulated by a party to the hearing were made available in public, members of the committee will be asked to agree to exclude the public from the hearing to enable members to view the photographs on the basis that doing so outweighs the public interest in that part of the hearing taking place in public.