Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4)
Thursday 2nd August, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Room 3.1, 3rd Floor, 5 Strand, London, WC2 5HR. View directions

Contact: Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  kscharlemagne@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 020 7641 2783

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

There were no changes to the Membership.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

1.

London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY pdf icon PDF 2 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

1.

Regent’s Park Ward / not in Cumulative Impact Area

London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY

Premises Licence Variation

18/05443/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 2nd August 2018

 

Membership:            Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:           Barry Panto

Committee Officer:   Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:   Heidi Lawrance

 

Relevant Representations:     Environmental Health, Councillor Pat Callaghan (Camden London Borough Council), Freehold Company of Ormonde Terrace, Twenty Three Prince Albert Road (Management) Ltd and two local residents

 

Present: Mr Simon Lee, Mr Rich Storton, Ms Kathryn England and Ms Victoria Sage (Representing the Applicant Company); Mr Anthony Findlay and Mr Jonathan Marks (Representing Raymond Gubbay), Mrs Sally Fabbricatore (Environmental Health) and Ms Clare Eames (Solicitor, representing Twenty Three Prince Albert Road Management Ltd).

 

London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY (“The Premises”)

18/05443/LIPV

 

1.

Conditions Being Varied

 

Condition:

 

Condition 43

 

After 18:00 the provision of licensable activity at outside events attended by more than 1000 persons shall be limited to no more than 10 events per calendar year and have a maximum capacity of 5000 persons excluding staff at any one time.

 

Proposed Condition:

 

Condition 43

 

After 18:00 the provision of licensable activity at outside events attended by more than 1000 persons shall be subject to consultation with the licensing authority.

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

The applicant advised that it was now proposed to amend condition 43 to the following:

 

43. After 18:00 hours the provision of licensable activities at outside events attended by more than 1,000 persons shall be limited as detailed below:

 

a.    No more than 10 events per calendar year to take place with a maximum capacity of 5,000 persons excluding staff at any one time. Such events shall have a terminal hour of 10pm for licensable activities and customer dispersal shall have concluded by 11:00pm

 

b.    For each of the 10 events noted above, the premises licence holder shall notify the Licensing Authority and Environmental Health Service no later than 4 weeks before the start date of the event with the date of the up and coming event and provide the event management plan for that event, including but not limited to noise management policy, customer dispersal policy, security and stewarding arrangements.  Such notice shall also be provided to any local resident associations, ward councillors and any other residents who have requested notification formally in writing from Zoological Society of London (ZSL). 

 

c.    Copies of event management plans to be made available to the local resident associations, ward councillors and any other residents who have requested notification formally in writing from Zoological Society of London (ZSL). 

 

d.    In addition to the 10 events listed above, during the months of November to January each year licensable activities at an outside Christmas light themed event, beyond 18:00 hours shall be permitted on no more than 35 days, and shall have a maximum capacity of 3,000 persons excluding staff at any one time.  Such events shall have a terminal hour of 10pm for licensable activities which for these 35 days will be in the form for the sale of alcohol only and customer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Mega Food, 330 Harrow Road, London, W9 2HP pdf icon PDF 879 KB

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No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

Westbourne Ward / not in Cumulative Impact Area

Mega Food, 330 Harrow Road, London, W9 2HP

New Premises Licence

18/06172/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 2nd August 2018

 

Membership:            Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:           Barry Panto

Committee Officer:   Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:   Heidi Lawrance

 

Relevant Representations:     Metropolitan Police and one local resident.

 

Present: Ms Anusha Anwari and Mr Munir Anwari (Representing the Applicant) and PC Sandy Russell (Metropolitan Police)

 

Mega Food, 330 Harrow Road, London, W9 2HP (“The Premises”)

18/06172/LIPN

 

1.

Late Night Refreshment - Indoors

 

Monday to Sunday: 23:00 to 01:00

 

 

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 Mega Foods Ltd for a new premises licence in respect of Mega Food, 330 Harrow Road, London, W9 2HP.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application to the Sub-Committee and confirmed that the premises had previously been licensed; however, the corporate licence holder had been dissolved on 12 January 2016. The Licensing Authority had not been aware of this and the licence holder had continued to pay the annual licensing fees. In May 2018 the Licensing Authority became aware that the company had been dissolved and notified the company that was operating the premises that the licence had therefore lapsed. That company had subsequently submitted the new application that was before the Sub-Committee. The Licensing Officer confirmed that Environmental Health (EH) had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.

 

Ms Anwari, representing the applicant, explained that the premises was a family run business which was seeking permission to provide late night refreshment from 23:00 to 01:00 Monday to Sunday. Ms Anwari confirmed that the applicant was aware that the premises had previously been licenced but this had lapsed as the corporate licence holder had been dissolved in January 2016.

 

PC Russell, representing the Metropolitan Police, confirmed that the applicant had accepted their proposed conditions and as such their representation had now been withdrawn.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee Ms Anwari advised that CCTV had been installed at the premises, all staff had been trained in its use and recordings would be kept for 30 days. All the conditions proposed by EH had been agreed. The application sought had the same characteristics as the licence that had lapsed and it was not proposed to change the operation of the premises. The conditions agreed with EH and the Police were more stringent than those on the previous licence and would ensure that the licensing objectives were upheld. This included limiting the number of customers allowed in the shop at anyone time to ten people after 23:00 hours. It was acknowledged that a resident had submitted a representation but Ms Anwari questioned its relevance. Due to the number of food operations in the vicinity of the premises it would be impossible to confirm where the smells and noise mentioned originated from. The premises had received no complaints since it had been in operation and this included whilst the previous owners operated it. To provide  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Foxlow, 8-10 Lower James Street, London, W1F 9EL pdf icon PDF 745 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

3.

West End Ward / West End Cumulative Impact Area

Foxlow, 8-10 Lower James Street, London, W1F 9EL

Premises Licence Variation

18/06624/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 2nd August 2018

 

Membership:            Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:           Barry Panto

Committee Officer:   Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:   Heidi Lawrance

 

Relevant Representations:     The Licensing Authority, Environmental Health and one local resident

 

Present: Mr Thomas O’Maoileoin (Solicitor, representing the Applicant), Ms Blanca Mateo (Applicant), Miss Daisy Gadd (Licensing Authority) and Mr Maxwell Koduah (Environmental Health)

 

Foxlow, 8-10 Lower James Street, London, W1F 9EL (“The Premises”)

18/06624/LIPV

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (Off Sales)

 

Monday to Saturday            10.00 to 23.00

Sunday                                12.00 to 23.00

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

The proposed hours on a Sunday were amended to: 12.00 to 22.30

 

2.

Conditions Being Varied, Added or Removed

 

Condition:

 

Condition 21:

 

The premises shall only operate as a restaurant:

a) in which customers are shown to their table,

b) where the supply of alcohol is by waiter or waitress service only,

c) which provide food in the form of substantial table meals that are prepared on the premises and are served and consumed at the table using non disposable crockery,

d) which do not provide any take away service of food or drink for immediate consumption,

e) which do not provide any take away service of food or drink after 23.00, and

f) where alcohol shall not be sold or supplied, otherwise than for consumption by persons who are seated in the premises and bona fide taking substantial table meals there, and provided always that the consumption of alcohol by such persons is ancillary to taking such meals.

Notwithstanding this condition customers are permitted to take from the premises part consumed and resealed bottles of wine supplied ancillary to their meal.

Proposed Condition:

 

Condition 21 be amended to read:

 

Save for the area hatched black on the plan the premises shall only operate as a restaurant:

a) in which customers are shown to their table,

b) where the supply of alcohol is by waiter or waitress service only,

c) which provide food in the form of substantial table meals that are prepared on the premises and are served and consumed at the table using non disposable crockery,

d) which do not provide any take away service of food or drink for immediate consumption,

e) which do not provide any take away service of food or drink after 23.00, and

f) where alcohol shall not be sold or supplied, otherwise than for consumption by persons who are seated in the premises and bona fide taking substantial table meals there, and provided always that the consumption of alcohol by such persons is ancillary to taking such meals.

Notwithstanding this condition customers are permitted to take from the premises part consumed and resealed bottles of wine supplied ancillary to their meal.

 

Condition to be Added

Sales of alcohol for consumption off the premises shall:

(a) only be supplied ancillary to food;

(b) only be supplied by courier service; and

(c) only be in sealed containers.

 

Condition to be Added

Sales of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Soho Theatre, Basement And Ground Floor, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE pdf icon PDF 789 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

4.

West End Ward / West End Cumulative Impact Area

Soho Theatre, Basement And Ground Floor, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE

Premises Licence Variation

18/06728/LIPV

 

Minutes:

The application was adjourned.