Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: This meeting is being held remotely; to view the meeting, please click here.

Contact: Thomas Downs
020 8726 6000 x86166  Email: thomas.downs@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

67/20

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Karen Jewitt nominated Councillor Pat Clouder as Chair.

Councillor Margaret Bird seconded the motion.

 

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

 

68/20

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were none.

69/20

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.

 

70/20

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.

 

71/20

Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 Procedures for Licensing Sub-Committee Hearings pdf icon PDF 138 KB

This Report provides background to the request that the Chair of the Licensing Sub-Committee exercise delegated authority set out in Annex 1 to Part 5F of the Constitution to agree a change to the current Licensing Sub-Committee procedure to take account of remote hearings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Manager introduced and summarised the report, which contained changes to the protocol for Licensing Sub-Committees in of light of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

 

The Chair AGREED the recommendations contained in the report.

72/20

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence - 74 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AB pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The recording of this item can be viewed by clicking on the link here.

 

Following the item being heard the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision is as follows:

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the application for a Premises Licence at 74 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AB along with the representations and additional information received, as contained in the report and appendices of the Executive Director ‘Place’.

 

After considering the information received along with hearing from the Applicant and Licensing Service at the meeting, the Sub-Committee having reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”), the statutory guidance issued under S.182 of the Act and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, RESOLVED to GRANT the premises licence application.

 

The application has been granted with the following amendments, as the Sub-Committee were satisfied that the Licensing Objectives would not be undermined;

 

Amendments to the application/conditions, as agreed by the applicant

 

·       Condition 3 within the ‘Proposed Conditions’ on page 63 of the agenda is amended to read; ‘A CCTV system shall be installed and maintained to comply with Home Office Requirements. CCTV will cover all entrances/exits and the internal areas of the premises. Recordings shall be stored for a minimum of 31 days and CCTV images shall be provided to Police or Council Officers on request.’

 

·       Condition 9 within the ‘Proposed Conditions’ on page 63 of the agenda is amended to read; ‘Between Sunday to Thursday the venue will close its doors to the public at midnight and will only operate from the rear of the premises as a ‘take-away delivery’ outlet until 0200hrs. After midnight on these specified days of the week no members of public will be permitted on the premises.’

 

Reasons for the decision;

 

The Sub-Committee, took into account the following reasons, when making their decision:

 

1.     The additional information, as discussed at the meeting, which provided the Sub-Committee with the necessary clarity as to how the premises has operated previously and it’s proposed operation and management with regards to providing Late Night Refreshment, particularly in relation to when it will be operating and providing a delivery service only.

 

2.     It was noted that the Police had withdrawn their representation, following discussions and the agreed conditions with the applicant. The Sub-Committee slightly amended condition 3 to ensure the rear of the premises would continue to be covered by CCTV and condition 9 was amended to ensure there was complete clarity as to how the premises would operate from Sunday to Thursday.

 

3.     With regards to operation of the Premises on a Friday and Saturday, Mr Goddard from the Council’s Licensing Service clarified that given what had been outlined in the operating schedule (on page 50 of the agenda), the premises will be operating a delivery service only from 01:00 hours. As such the Sub-Committee did not feel they needed to add an additional condition as to same and were satisfied that a condition, as to this effect, will included in any licence issued by the Licensing Service.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 72/20

73/20

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence - 1447 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4AQ pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Pat Clouder and Councillor Karen Jewitt declared that the objector to this item was known to them from their duties as Ward Councillors; both Councillors stated that this would not prejudice their decision on this application.

 

The recording of this item can be viewed by clicking on the link here.

 

Following the item being heard the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision is as follows:

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the application for a Premises Licence at 1447 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4AQ along with the representations and additional information received, as contained in the report and appendices of the Executive Director ‘Place’.

 

After considering the information received along with hearing from the Applicant, Other Person and Licensing Service at the meeting, the Sub-Committee having reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”), the statutory guidance issued under S.182 of the Act and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, RESOLVED to GRANT the premises licence application.

 

The application has been granted with the following amendments, as the Sub-Committee were satisfied that the Licensing Objectives would not be undermined;

 

  i) Amendment to the application/conditions, as agreed by the applicant

 

·       Condition 8 within the ‘Proposed Conditions’ on page 113 of the agenda is amended to read ‘Food will be available at all times that the sale of alcohol is authorised, which is up to 30 minutes before the premises is to close. All alcohol sales (both on and off) will be ancillary to substantial food and/or a food order, of more than a nominal value, being ordered from the menu.’

 

ii) Additional condition, as agreed by the applicant

 

·       There shall be no vertical drinking at the premises and any alcohol sales to seated patrons within the premises shall be by table service only

 

Reasons for the decision;

 

The Sub-Committee, took into account the following reasons, when making their decision:

 

1.     The additional information, as discussed at the meeting, which provided the Sub-Committee with the necessary clarity as to how the premises has operated previously and it’s proposed operation and management with regard to a café/delicatessen/restaurant.

 

2.     It was noted that the Police and the Council’s Food & Safety Team had withdrawn their representation, following discussions and the agreed conditions with the applicant.

 

3.     The Sub-Committee amended condition 8 to ensure the operation of the premises, given the concerns raised by the Other Person, would not undermine licensing objectives and/or negatively impact on the cumulative impact policy.

 

4.     In granting this application, the Sub-Committee felt that the measures that have been and will be put in place by the applicant were appropriate and sufficient in the circumstances and believed that along with type and style of the premises (as in how it will operate), the conditions to be imposed and the hours of operation, the granting of ‘off-sales’ of alcohol would not add to negative cumulative impact that is currently being experienced in the area.

 

It is for the reasons, as set-out above, that the Sub-Committee approved the application, with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73/20

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Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence - 1451 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4AQ pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Pat Clouder and Councillor Karen Jewitt declared that the objector to this item was known to them from their duties as Ward Councillors; both Councillors stated that this would not prejudice their decision on this application

 

The recording of this item can be viewed by clicking on the link here.

 

Following the item being heard the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision is as follows:

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the application for a Premises Licence at 1451 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4AQ along with the representations and additional information received, as contained in the report and appendices of the Executive Director ‘Place’.

 

After considering the information received along with hearing from the Applicant, Other Person and Licensing Service at the meeting, the Sub-Committee having reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”), the statutory guidance issued under S.182 of the Act and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, RESOLVED to GRANT the premises licence application.

 

The application has been granted with the following amendments, as the Sub-Committee were satisfied that the Licensing Objectives would not be undermined;

 

  i) Amendment to the application/conditions, as agreed by the applicant

 

·       The Opening Hours on Sunday will be until 22:00 hours, with licensable activities ceasing at 21:30 hours.

 

·       Condition 8 within the ‘Proposed Conditions’ on page 113 of the agenda is amended to read ‘Food will be available at all times that the sale of alcohol is authorised, which is up to 30 minutes before the premises is to close. All alcohol sales (both on and off) will be ancillary to substantial food and/or a food order, of more than a nominal value, being ordered from the menu.’

 

ii) Additional conditions, as agreed by the applicant

 

·       There shall be no vertical drinking at the premises and any alcohol sales to seated patrons within the premises shall be by table service only

 

·       The rear of the premises is not to be used by patrons at any time.

 

Reasons for the decision;

 

The Sub-Committee, took into account the following reasons, when making their decision:

 

1.     The additional information, as discussed at the meeting, which provided the Sub-Committee with the necessary clarity as to how the premises has operated previously and it’s proposed operation and management with regard to a café/restaurant.

 

2.     It was noted that the Police had withdrawn their representation, following discussions and the agreed conditions with the applicant.

 

3.     The Sub-Committee amended the opening hours and licensable activity hours for Sunday, as agreed with the applicant, in line with the planning permission.

 

4.     The Sub-Committee amended condition 8 to ensure the operation of the premises, given the concerns raised by the Other Person, would not undermine the licensing objectives and/or negatively impact on the cumulative impact policy.

 

5.     In granting this application, the Sub-Committee felt that the measures that have been and will be put in place by the applicant were appropriate and sufficient in the circumstances and believed that along with type and style of the premises (as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74/20

75/20

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:

This was not required.