Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 29th April, 2022 10.30 am

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Items
No. Item

73/22

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Maddie Henson nominated Councillor Robert Canning as chair and Councillor Margaret Bird seconded the motion.

 

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

 

74/22

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.

Minutes:

There were none.

 

75/22

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.

 

76/22

LICENSING ACT 2003 - Application For a Premises Licence at Norbury Park, Green Lane, SW16 3LZ pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The recording of this meeting can be view by clicking here.

Following the item being heard the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision was:

The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the application for a time limited Premises Licence at Norbury Park, Green Lane, SW16 3LZ contained within the report of the Corporate Director of ‘Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery’, which was circulated prior to the meeting.

After considering the additional information received along with hearing from the Applicant and Other Person at the meeting, the Sub-Committee having regard 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 amendment, volunteered by the applicant, along with the additional conditions which are outlined below, as that the Sub-Committee were satisfied that the Licensing Objectives would not be undermined;

 

i)            Amendment to the application:

 

The applicant only seeks to hold the event and have licensable activities on Sunday 7th August 2022.

 

ii)           Additional Conditions:

 

1.     The Applicant shall ensure there is continued dialogue with Residents and/or their Representatives, such as Ward Cllrs and/or Resident Associations in the lead up to the event and post the event, to enable any concerns or issues to be adequately addressed and/or considered.

 

2.     A Noise Management Plan (the ‘NMP’) is to be produced and agreed, with the relevant Council Officers from the Noise Pollution Team, in advance of the event taking place.

 

3.     Information will be produced for nearby residents giving them advanced notification about the event and who to contact with any noise concerns. The dedicated telephone and/or email address shall be monitored throughout the period for which the licence is applicable and shall be in operation until 3 days after the event. This dedicated contact is also to facilitate and assist with any other related nuisance issues arising from the event taking place.

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for the decision;

 

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

 

  1. The information provided both prior to and at the hearing, by the Applicant, to assist the Sub-Committee in clarifying and demonstrating the level of thought, consideration and discussion that has gone into the planning of this event along with the appropriate measures and polices in place to ensure the licensing objectives are to be continually promoted.

 

  1. It was noted that no Responsible Authority had either made and/or maintained any representation, after submission of the applicant’s application and operating schedule. The Sub-Committee accept that this was due to the discussions that had taken place with the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) and other regulatory partners, such as the Police.

 

  1. The concerns raised by the Other Person as to the possible public nuisance and management of the event both before and during the event were duly noted by the Sub-Committee. However, the Sub-Committee were satisfied that the event has been subject to extensive consultation with SAG and the other related  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76/22

77/22

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:

This item was not required.