Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (1) - Thursday 14th January, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: MS Teams Meeting

Contact: Tristan Fieldsend, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  tfieldsend@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 07812 760335

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.

3.

Licensing Applications for Determination pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

4.

Basement and Ground Floor, 10 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Ward
CIA*

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James's

West End

Basement and Ground Floor

10 Henrietta Street

London

WC2E 8PS

New Premises Licence

20/08977/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

 

Membership:           Councillor Heather Acton (Chair), Councillor Susie Burbridge and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Viviene Walker

                                Policy Officer:          Kerry Simpkin

                                Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:  Jessica Donovan

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence 20/08977/LIPN

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

Basement and Ground Floor

10 Henrietta Street

London

WC2E 8PS

 

 

Applicant

 

Capital & Counties Cg Ltd and Capital & Counties Cg Nominee Ltd

Represented by Alun Thomas (Thomas and Thomas)

Chris Denness (Applicant Company)

Nick Zuppar (Tenant and Operator)

 

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

West End Cumulative Impact Area

 

 

Ward

 

St James’s

 

 

Summary of Application

 

The Committee considered an application for a new Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”).  The Premises intended to operate as a bistro with external seating.

 

The Premises are located within the West End Cumulative Impact Area.

Proposed Activities and Hours

 

 

Retail Sale of Alcohol [On and Off Sales]

 

Monday to Thursday 10.00 to 23.30

Friday to Saturday 10:00 to 00:00

Sunday 12:00 to 22:30

 

Seasonal Variations/Non-Standard Timings:

 

Off sales restricted to 10:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday and 12:00 to 22:30 Sunday. From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day. Sundays prior to bank holidays/public holidays extended to 00:00. An additional hour to the standard and non-standard times on the day British Summertime commences.

 

Late Night Refreshment [Indoors]

 

Monday to Thursday 23:00 to 23:30

Friday to Saturday 23:00 to 00:00

 

Seasonal Variations/Non-Standard Timings:

 

From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day. On Sundays prior to bank holidays/public holidays 23:00 to 00:00. An additional hour to the standard and non-standard times on the day British Summertime commences.

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Monday to Thursday 10.00 to 23.30

Friday to Saturday 10:00 to 00:00

Sunday 12:00 to 22:30

 

Seasonal Variations/Non-Standard Timings:

 

From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day. On Sundays prior to bank holidays/public holidays extended to 00:00.An additional hour to the standard and non-standard times on the day British Summertime commences.

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police (PC Nicole Sondh)

·       Environmental Health (“EH”) (Sally Fabbricatore)

·       Licensing Authority (Michelle Steward)

·       The Covent Garden Community Association

·       Two local residents objecting to the application

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

·       The application as presented would have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance and may affect Public Safety within the area.

 

·       Residents would be impacted through an increase in public nuisance due to the noise of people arriving and leaving late in the evening in addition to late night rubbish collections and general servicing.

 

·       The style of operation outlined in the application was ambiguous and events for regulated entertainment had the potential to permit a bar-led operation allowing customers to drink alcohol without any food. This would impact negatively on the residents living in the vicinity and change  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Star Sports, 357 Harrow Road, London W9 3NA pdf icon PDF 13 MB

Ward
CIA*

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Harrow Road

 

Star Sports

357 Harrow Road

London

W9 3NA

 

20/08158/LIGN – New Gambling Premises Licence

 

20/08158/LIGN

*Cumulative Impact Area

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

 

Membership:           Councillor Heather Acton (Chair), Councillor Susie Burbridge and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Viviene Walker

                                Policy Officer:          Kerry Simpkin

                                Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:  Jessica Donovan

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence 20/08158/LIGN

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

Star Sports

357 Harrow Road

London

W9 3NA

 

 

Applicant

 

Star Sports (On Course) Ltd

Represented by Philip Kolvin QC

Russell Candler (Managing Director of Applicant Company)

Matthew Davies (Head of Retail for Applicant Company)

Joe Monaghan (Trainee Legal Advisor of the Applicant Company)

Adrian Studd (Independent Licensing Consultant)

Nick Arron (Partner at Poppleston Allen Solicitors)

Felix Faulkner (Trainee Solicitor at Poppleston Allen Solicitors)

 

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

Not in a Cumulative Impact Area

 

 

Ward

 

Harrow Road

 

 

 

 

Summary of Application

 

The Premises intended to operate as a Betting Shop. The Premises are located in

Harrow Road Ward and are not within the Cumulative Impact Area.

 

 

Proposed Activities and Hours

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Monday to Saturday 08.00 to 22.00

Sunday 08.30 to 22.00

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police (PC Bryan Lewis) – Now Withdrawn

·       Licensing Authority (Kevin Jackaman)

·       Six local residents objecting to the application

·       Councillors Ruth Bush, Guthrie McKie and Tim Roca (Harrow Road Ward Councillors objecting to the application)

 

 

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

·       The application would not benefit the local area and had the potential to increase anti-social behaviour and crime in the locality.

 

·       The area had a high proportion of vulnerable families or individuals living within it and these would be put at increased levels of risk through the opening of an additional betting shop in the location.

 

·       Given the close proximity of the premises to schools and faith groups the application was within a very sensitive location.

 

 

Policy Position

 

The various policy points had to be considered, namely OBJ1, OBJ2, OBJ3, BET1 and LOC1.

 

DECISION

 

Having considered all the submissions made by all parties, the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant the application subject to amended conditions.

 

Mr Kolvin, representing the applicant, advised the Sub-Committee that his clients were licensed by the Gambling Commission, were experienced and competent operators who were considered senior figures within the industry and that the Premises had operated as a licensed betting venue since 1981. The Sub-Committee was advised that two other betting establishments in the local area had no betting conditions on their licences which was the opposite of what this application proposed which would contain 37 stringent conditions. This would afford greater protections and make it a low risk application.

 

Mr Kolvin acknowledged that in 2015 the Premises had been subject to a review when it operated under William Hill. Following the review, a set of conditions were imposed on the Premises resulting in no enforcement action being taken against the establishment during the following four year period until William Hill vacated the Premises. Concerns had been raised that if the application was granted the same problems would emerge, but the applicant had offered a detailed set of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.