Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (1) - Thursday 10th September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: This will be a virtual meeting

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

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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.

Blame Gloria, 20 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HP pdf icon PDF 2 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

1.

St James’s Ward / West End Cumulative Impact Area

Blame Gloria, 20 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HP

New Premises Licence

20/04576/LIPN

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

 

Thursday 10th September 2020

 

Membership:           Councillor Heather Acton (Chair), Councillor Jim Glen and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Officer:           Viviene Walker

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:  Jessica Donovan

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence 20/04576/LIPN

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

Blame Gloria

20 Bedford Street

London

WC2E 9HP 

 

 

Applicant

 

+Venture Battersea Limited

Represented by James Anderson (Poppleston Allen Solicitors)

Toby Jackson (Applicant)

Tony Scott (Operations Director)

 

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

West End Cumulative Impact Area

 

 

Ward

 

St James’s

 

 

Summary of Application

 

The Premises had been licensed since 2005 and currently operated as a bar to core hours in the West End Cumulative Impact Area. The Applicant sought permission for a new Premises Licence in order for the bar to trade to extended hours for a time limited period until the 31 December 2021. The application was in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. The hours requested would permit the sale by retail of alcohol between the hours of 10:00 and 02:00 Monday to Sunday.

 

 

Proposed Activities and Hours

 

 

Retail Sale of Alcohol [On and Off Sales]

 

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 02.00

 

 

Late Night Refreshment [Indoors and Outdoors]

 

Monday to Sunday 23.00 to 02.00

 

 

Recorded Music

 

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 02.00

 

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Monday to Sunday 08.00 to 02.30

 

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police (PC Brian Hunter) – Now withdrawn

·       Environmental Health (Maxwell Koduah)

·       Licensing Authority (Karyn Abbot)

·       The Concert Artistes Association (Judith Quiney and Kay Nuttall)

 

 

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

·       The hours requested fell outside of the Council’s Core Hours Policy and would have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance which may affect Public Safety in the West End Cumulative Impact Area.

 

·       The surrounding area was residential in nature and granting the licence was likely to negatively impact on residents’ amenity.

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Position

 

The Premises was located within the West End Cumulative Impact Area and as such various policy points had to be considered, namely CIP1, HRS1 and PB2. The Applicant therefore had to demonstrate how the Premises would not add to cumulative impact in the West End cumulative impact area.

 

The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy stated that it was of particular concern in Cumulative Impact Areas where there had been a growth in the number of premises that primarily served alcohol, resulting in or adding to cumulative impact. Therefore, the Licensing Authority considered that the grant of variations or new licences for pubs and bars in the cumulative impact area should be limited to exceptional circumstances.

 

In addition, the operating hours applied for licensable activities currently fell outside of Westminster’s core hours policy.

 

 

 

DECISION

 

Having considered all the submissions made by all parties, the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant the application subject to additional conditions, amendments to the hours and an amendment to the time period it could be active.

 

Members heard a description of the proposal from Mr Anderson. The Sub-Committee was advised that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Jimi Loves Gloria, 7 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DF pdf icon PDF 4 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

2.

West End Ward / West End Cumulative Impact Area

Jimi loves Gloria, 7 Greek Street, London,

W1D 4DF

New Premises Licence

20/04580/LIPN

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

 

Thursday 10th September 2020

 

Membership:           Councillor Heather Acton (Chair), Councillor Jim Glen and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Officer:           Viviene Walker

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:  Jessica Donovan

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence 20/04580/LIPN

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

Jimi Loves Gloria

7 Greek Street

London

W1D 4DF

 

 

Applicant

 

The Adventure Bar Co. Limited

Represented by James Anderson (Poppleston Allen Solicitors)

Toby Jackson (Applicant)

Tony Scott (Operations Director)

 

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

West End Cumulative Impact Area

 

 

Ward

 

West End

 

 

Summary of Application

 

The Premises had been licensed since 2005 and currently operated as a bar to core hours in the West End Cumulative Impact Area. The Applicant sought permission for a new Premises Licence in order for the bar to trade to extended hours for a time limited period until the 30 December 2021. The application was in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. The hours requested would permit the sale by retail of alcohol between the hours of 10:00 and 02:00 Monday to Sunday.

 

 

Proposed Activities and Hours

 

 

Retail Sale of Alcohol [On and Off Sales]

 

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 02.00

 

 

Late Night Refreshment [Indoors and Outdoors]

 

Monday to Sunday 23.00 to 02.00

 

 

Recorded Music

 

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 02.00

 

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Monday to Sunday 08.00 to 02.30

 

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police (PC Brian Hunter) – Now withdrawn

·       Environmental Health (Sally Fabbricatore)

·       Licensing Authority (Angela Seaward)

·       The Soho Society (Represented by Jane Doyle and Richard Brown of Citizens Advice Westminster)

 

 

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

·       The hours requested fell outside of the Council’s Core Hours Policy and would have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance which may affect Public Safety in the West End Cumulative Impact Area.

 

·       The surrounding area was residential in nature and granting the licence was likely to negatively impact on residents’ amenity.

 

 

 

 

Policy Position

 

The premises are located within the West End Cumulative Impact Area and as such various policy points had to be considered, namely CIP1, HRS1 and PB2. The Applicant had to demonstrate how the Premises would not add to cumulative impact in the West End cumulative impact area.

 

The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy stated that it was of particular concern in Cumulative Impact Areas where there had been a growth in the number of premises that primarily served alcohol, resulting in or adding to cumulative impact. Therefore, the Licensing Authority considered that the grant of variations or new licences for pubs and bars in the cumulative impact area should be limited to exceptional circumstances.

 

In addition, the operating hours applied for licensable activities currently fell outside of Westminster’s core hours. The Licensing Authority encouraged the applicant to reduce the hours to be in line with Westminster’s Core hours

 

 

 

DECISION

 

Having considered all the submissions made by all parties, the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant the application subject to additional conditions, amendments to the hours and an amendment to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.