Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4)
Thursday 23rd May, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Rooms 18.01 & 18.03, 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP. 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:

1.1      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:

2.1      There were no declarations of interest.

1.

Grays And Feather, Basement And Ground Floor, 26 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DD pdf icon PDF 4 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

Grays And Feather, Basement And Ground Floor, 26 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DD

Premises

Licence

Variation

19/03269/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 23rd May 2019

 

Membership:           Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Murad Gassanly and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:         Horatio Chance

Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:  Michelle Steward

                               

 

Relevant Representations:    The Licensing Authority and Environmental Health, The Covent Garden Community Association, the Florin House Residential Management Co Ltd, four local businesses and Shaftesbury PLC.

 

Present: Mr Jack Spiegler (Solicitor, representing the Applicant), Ms Jenny Wardle and Mr Andrew Gray (Applicants), Mr Joseph Lynch (General Manager), Miss Daisy Gadd (Licensing Authority), Mr Maxwell Koduah (Environmental Health) and Mr Richard Brown (Solicitor, Citizens Advice Bureau Licensing Advice Project, representing the Florin House Residential Management Company)

 

Grays and Feather, Wellington Street, Basement and Ground Floor, 26 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DD (“The Premises”)

19/03269/LIPV

 

1.

Hours Premises are Open to the Public

 

Current:

 

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 23:00

 

Proposed:

 

Monday to Thursday: 08:00 to 23:00

Friday to Saturday: 08:00 to 23:30

Sunday 09:00 to 23:00

 

 

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 Grays and Feather Wellington Street Ltd for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Grays and Feather, Wellington Street, Basement and Ground Floor, 26 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DD.

 

Mr Spielger, representing the applicant, advised the Sub-Committee that the application before it primarily consisted of three areas. The first element was to vary the Premises opening hours by extending the morning hours to 08:00 and extending the terminal hour to 23:30 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Secondly, it was proposed to remove the condition requiring the supply of alcohol to be to a person seated taking a table meal and for consumption by such a person as ancillary to their meal only. The Applicant sought to replace this condition which one requiring the supply of alcohol to persons who had entered the Premises before 20:00 being ancillary to them taking substantial refreshment. Thirdly, permission was sought to allow private events to take place at the Premises.

 

Ms Wardle and Mr Gray, the applicants, provided a brief history of the Premises advising that it was a family run business established in 2011 with a particular focus on sparkling wines. The ethos of the Premises was to educate people on various sparkling wines from around the world and their food pairings. It was stated that a relaxed environment was provided where alcohol was supplied in a controlled environment that would help promote the licensing objectives. The Sub-Committee was advised that the Premises did not function as a pub. Currently, tasting events were prohibited and permission to permit these was sought to cater for this demand. To future proof the licence is was suggested that it be made personal to the Applicants. Ms Wardle advised that it was hoped the variation would be granted to allow tasting and network events to be held on site in order to improve the future viability of the operation.

 

Mr Spiegler advised that pre-application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Unit EC2, 73-75 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0NE pdf icon PDF 500 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

2.

St James’s Ward/     West End Cumulative Impact Area

Unit EC2

67-75 Charing Cross Road

London

WC2H 0NE

New Premises

Licence

 

19/03049/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 23rd May 2019

 

Membership:           Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Murad Gassanly and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:         Horatio Chance

Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:  Michelle Steward

 

Relevant Representations:    The Metropolitan Police, Environmental Health, Licensing Authority and the Covent Garden Community Association

 

Present: Ms Chithra Somasundaram (Solicitor, representing the Applicant), Mr Kyung Tae Kweon (Applicant) and Miss Daisy Gadd (Licensing Authority)

 

Unit EC2, 73-75 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0NE (“The Premises”)

19/03049/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol – Off Sales

 

Monday to Saturday: 08:00 to 22:00

Sunday: 10:00 to 22:00

 

 

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 GKss Ltd (“The Applicant”) for a new premises licence in respect of Unit EC2, 73-75 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0NE.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application and confirmed that the Police, Environmental Health and the Covent Garden Community Association had all withdrawn their representations following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.

 

Ms Somasundaram, representing the Applicant, advised the Sub-Committee that the Applicant was an accomplished specialist in supplying Korean produce. Various other similar establishments were already operated throughout London by the Applicant and this application formed part of an expansion plan. The company held a good reputation and after extensive consultation the Police, Environmental Health and the Covent Garden Community Association (CGCA) had all withdrawn their representations.

 

Miss Gadd, representing the Licensing Authority, confirmed that they had maintained their representation as the Premises was located in a Cumulative Impact Area (CIA) and the Applicant had to demonstrate that the application would not add to cumulative impact. It was recognised that the Premises was primarily a retail unit which would sell authentic Asian beverages for consumption at home with an Asian meal. The proposed hours for the off sales of alcohol were within core hours and it was confirmed that overall the Licensing Authority was content with the application.

 

The Sub-Committee carefully considered the application and noted that it was located within a CIA. However, the hours sought for the sale of alcohol were within core hours with the alcohol for sale consisting of mainly rice wine, sake and Asian beers for consumption at home. It was also noted that customers would not have direct access to the alcohol which would be located behind the cashiers counter. The Sub-Committee was pleased to note the extensive level of consultation undertaken by the Applicant with both the responsible authorities and local stakeholders. As a result the Police, Environmental Health and the CGCA had all withdrawn their representations. The Premises was located in a CIA, however the proposed conditions were considered appropriate and proportionate to ensure the promotion of the licensing objectives. They were also deemed restrictive enough to ensure the application would not add to cumulative impact in the local area. The niche character of the alcohol for sale and also the fact that it would be sold within core  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Arro Coffee, 77 Bishop's Bridge Road, Bishops Court, London, W2 6BG pdf icon PDF 2 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

3.

Bayswater Ward/     Bayswater Cumulative Impact Area

Arro Coffee, 77 Bishop's Bridge Road, Bishops Court, London, W2 6BG

New Premises

Licence

 

19/04141/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 23rd May 2019

 

Membership:           Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Murad Gassanly and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:         Horatio Chance

Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:  Michelle Steward

 

Relevant Representations:    Environmental Health, Licensing Authority and the South East Bayswater Residents Association

 

Present:     Ms Iolanda Meola (Food and Beverage Manager, representing the Applicant company), Ms Angela Seaward (Licensing Authority and Mr Richard Brown (Solicitor, Citizens Advice Bureau Licensing Advice Project, representing the Florin House Residential Management Company)

 

Arro Coffee, 77 Bishop’s Bridge Road, Bishops Court, London, W2 6BG (“The Premises”)

19/04141/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol –

 

Off Sales

 

Monday to Sunday: 08:00 to 21:30

 

On Sales

 

Monday to Sunday: 11:00 to 21:30

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

The Sub-Committee was advised by the applicant that the hours for the sale by retail of alcohol would be amended to the following:

 

Off Sales

 

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00

 

On Sales

 

Monday to Saturday: 11:00 to 20:00

Sunday: 12:00 to 20:00

 

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by Galleria Cafe Ltd (“The Applicant”) for a new premises licence in respect of Arro Coffee, 77 Bishop’s Bridge Road, Bishops Court, London, W2 6BG.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application and advised all parties present that the hours for the sale of alcohol had been amended with the terminal hour for on and off sales now 20:00 hours Monday to Sunday. The Sub-Committee was also advised that Environmental Health had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the Applicant.

 

Ms Meola, Food and Beverage Manager for the Applicant, advised that the Premises currently operated as a coffee shop selling traditional Italian beverages and food. The application was seeking to provide an opportunity for customers to enjoy an aperitivo which would permit them to consume Italian alcohol. As part of the application the Sub-Committee was advised that it was proposed for a condition to be placed on the licence introducing a thirty-minute drinking up time to ensure a smooth, orderly closing of the Premises. The Sub-Committee noted that conditions had been agreed with Environmental Health (EH) following which they had withdrawn their representation. It was acknowledged that the South East Bayswater Residents Association (SEBRA) had concerns over the application but the proposals sought were simply to increase custom during the traditionally quieter afternoon period.

 

Ms Seaward, representing the Licensing Authority, confirmed that the Premises was located in a Cumulative Impact Area (CIA). It was also confirmed that the terminal hour for the supply of alcohol had been scaled back to 20:00 hours which now brought the application in line with the Council’s core hours policy. Serious concerns had been raised over off-sales from the Premises due to the significant street-drinking problems in the local area. The applicant, in consultation with the Police, had tried to address this issue by placing additional conditions on the licence requiring all sales of alcohol for consumption off the Premises  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

65 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SN pdf icon PDF 600 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

4.

West End Ward/     West End Cumulative Impact Area

 

65 Beak,

 

Street,

 

London,

 

W1F 9SN

New Premises

Licence

 

19/03399/LIPN

 

Minutes:

The application was granted under delegated authority.

5.

Hippodrome Casino, The Hippodrome, 10-14 Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7JH pdf icon PDF 2 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

App

Type

Licensing Ref No.

5.

St James’s Ward/     West End Cumulative Impact Area

Hippodrome Casino, The Hippodrome, 10-14 Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7JH

Premises

Licence

Variation

 

19/02792/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 23rd May 2019

 

Membership:           Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Murad Gassanly and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:         Horatio Chance

Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:  Michelle Steward

                               

 

Relevant Representations:    The Metropolitan Police

 

Present:     Mr Craig Bayliss (Solicitor, representing the Applicant), Mr Simon Thomas (Applicant) and PC Bryan Lewis (Metropolitan Police)

 

Hippodrome Casino, The Hippodrome, 10-14 Cranbourne Street, London, WC2H 7JH (“The Premises”)

19/02792/LIPV

 

1.

Conditions being Varied, Added or Removed

 

Current:

 

Condition 52: All sales of alcohol for consumption “off” the premises is restricted to:

(a)    Sealed containers sold to invited customers of the Hippodrome Wine Club; and

(b)    Patrons who are gaming within the adjacent Hippodrome Bingo premises supplied only through The Street (as shaded on plan reference LA/P-100 dated May 2016) by waiter/waitress service between 09:00 and 00:00 Hours (midnight) Monday to Sunday.

 

Proposed:

 

Condition 52: All sales of alcohol for consumption “off” the premises is restricted to:

(a)    Sealed containers sold to invited customers of the Hippodrome Wine Club; and

(b)    Patrons who are gaming within the adjacent Hippodrome Bingo premises supplied only through The Street (as shaded on plan reference LA/P-100 dated May 2016) by waiter/waitress service 24 hours per day.

 

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 Hippodrome Casino Ltd for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Hippodrome Casino, The Hippodrome, 10-14 Cranbourne Street, London, WC2H 7JH.

 

The Licensing officer introduced the application and confirmed that the Licensing Authority had withdrawn their representation following discussions with the Applicant.

 

Mr Bayliss, representing the Applicant, advised that the Hippodrome owned and operated the Premises next door which he would refer to as the Crystal Rooms. It was submitted that the application was simply seeking to provide the ability for patrons to move between the two Premises even though they had separate licences. Patrons in the Crystal Rooms would be supplied with alcohol from within the adjacent casino. When the original application was made it was for 24-hour service in the Crystal Rooms, however Environmental Health advised that the gambling licence for the Crystal Rooms  operated only until midnight. It was suggested that to be compliant with the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy alcohol should only be supplied to the same hours as the gambling licence. The current off sales therefore only operated until midnight. Subsequently, the gambling licence had been varied to 24 hours and as such the application was seeking to extend the off sale hours in the Crystal Rooms to the same hours. No other changes to the licence were proposed, there would be no off sales of alcohol outside the Premises and an extension in hours for off sales in the Crystal Room was only being sought.

 

PC Lewis, representing the Metropolitan Police, confirmed that their representation was maintained as the Premises was located within a Cumulative Impact Area (CIA). The application was seeking to sell alcohol to an  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.