Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 15th December, 2021 10.30 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Councillor Karen Jewitt nominated Councillor Margaret Bird as Chair and Councillor Robert Ward seconded the motion.


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


Disclosure of Interests

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), an other registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda.  If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.  


If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.


Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting.  

·       Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  

·       Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.   

·       Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.


The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3, to be recorded in the minutes.



There were none.



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.



There were no items of urgent business.



Licensing Act 2003: An application for a Premises Licence at 100a George Street, Croydon pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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

Additional documents:


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the Application for a Premises Licence at Unit 1, 100a George Street Croydon, CR0 1RJ and the representations received as contained in the report of the Interim Corporate Director Sustainable Communities, Regeneration and Economic Recovery.


The Sub-Committee also considered the representations made by the Applicant and whilst the objector was not in attendance, the Sub-Committee did have the benefit of their written representations to consider as part of the papers. 


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 as amended 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 George Street diagonally opposite the transport hub of East Croydon Station and Boxpark with residential premises above in two towers.
  2. The Sub-Committee had regard to the fact that there were no objections from the Police or from the noise nuisance team, the former of whom had agreed a set of conditions with the applicant.


  1. The applicant had, in response to discussions with the police, amended their application to reduce the hours applied for in respect of New Years Eve/Day as detailed in the report at page 9 and to include the conditions proposed and set out at Appendix A2 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 and those conditions offered by the applicant as part of their operating schedule at page 38 of the agenda.


  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 and that the applicant was also answerable to the management of the development in which the premises was situated and had been engaged in discussions with the development management for some time to ensure that the premises would operate in such a matter as to not cause nuisance to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55/21


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 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.”



This item was not required.