Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (1) - Thursday 30th April, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: This will be a virtual hearing

Contact: Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  kscharlemagne@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 07817054613

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1      There were no changes to the membership.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1      There were no declarations of interest.

1.

Unit 3 & 4 Bishop's Quarters Bishop's Bridge Road pdf icon PDF 6 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

1.

Bayswater Ward/

Queensway Bayswater   Cumulative Impact Area

Unit 3 & 4 

Bishop's Quarters 

Bishop's Bridge Road 

New Premises

Licence

20/02771/LIPN

 

Minutes:

Application granted under delegated authority.

2.

London Farmers Market Orange Square Farmers Market Pimlico Road London SW1W 8NB pdf icon PDF 459 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

2.

Churchill Ward / Not in Cumulative Impact Area

London Farmers Market Orange Square Farmers Market Pimlico Road London SW1W 8NB

New Premises Licence

20/02807/LIPN

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 1

Thursday 30th April 2020

 

Membership:           Councillor Heather Acton (Chairman), Councillor Jim Glen and Councillor Maggie Carman

 

Legal Adviser:         Horatio Chance

Policy Adviser:         Amit Mistry

Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:  Kevin Jackaman

 

Relevant Representations:    Environmental Health and 2 local residents (objecting)

 

Present: Ms Cheryl Cohen (Applicant) and Mr Maxwell Koduah (Environmental Health)

 

London Farmers Market, Orange Square Farmers Market, Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8NB (“The Premises”)

20/02807/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol – On and Off Sales

 

Saturday: 09:00 to 14:00

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None.

 

 

Decision (including reasons if different from those set out in report):

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by London Farmers Markets Ltd (“The Applicant”) for a new premises licence in respect of London Farmers Market, Orange Square Farmers Market, Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8NB.

 

The Licensing officer introduced the application and confirmed that the Police had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the Applicant.

 

Ms Cohen, the Applicant, advised the Sub-Committee that since the Farmers Market had opened in Pimlico in 2002 it had built up an excellent reputation and was supported by the local community. Numerous Temporary Event Notices (TENs) had been granted for the site previously permitting on and off sales of alcohol and these had been operated successfully without any record of any issues arising. The application before the Sub-Committee had been submitted to permit these sales of alcohol on a more regular basis and the granting of a premises licence would allow a greater degree of control to be imposed on site therefore protecting local residents. It was stated that the focus of the market would not be on alcohol with the only alcohol for sale consisting of artisan craft beers and wines. One of the main purposes of the application was to allow customers the opportunity to taste the alcohol for sale before purchasing it. Also, seating would be situated close to the stalls offering alcohol and customers would be encouraged to be seated whilst consuming alcohol. It was hoped to indicate on the plan defined areas or zones where alcohol could be sold. Zoning was already the practice at the other Farmers Market operated by the applicant in Westminster at Marylebone and this had proven successful. It was recognised that the application site was located in a residential area, however no concerns had been raised over the operation of the TENs, a Challenge 21 policy would be put in place and the licensing objectives promoted accordingly.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee Ms Cohen acknowledged that allowing alcohol to be purchased from 09:00 was outside the Council’s Core Hours Policy, which stated a 10:00 start. However, the Applicant was seeking some flexibility in light of the limited trading hours being requested. The Applicant highlighted how alcohol would not form a large part of the market’s offer and confirmed that she was content to limit the number of stalls offering alcohol to a maximum of 4 if the Sub-Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.