Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4) - Thursday 25th February, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: This will be a virtual meeting

Contact: Sarah Craddock, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  scraddock@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 07790 980 186

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

There were no changes to the Membership of the Sub Committee.

 

For the purposes of this meeting, the Chairman proposed that Councillor Heather Acton be appointed Substitute Chairman. Councillor Rita Begum seconded the nomination and Councillor Heather Acton was duly elected Substitute Chairman.

 

 

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:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

 

1.

10.00 AM: Dinner Jackets, Jubilee Hall, Jubilee Market, The Piazza, Covent Garden WC2E 8BE pdf icon PDF 656 KB

Ward
SCZ*

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James

N/A

Dinner Jackets
Units 18 & 19
Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market
The Piazza
Covent Garden
WC2E 8BE

Premises Licence Variation

20/11204/LIPV

*Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Present:                            Stuart Gibson, Solicitor (SG Licensing); Nicholas Henry                                           (Premises Licence Holder); and Charlie Henry (applicant).

 

Representations:             Representations had been received from the Licensing                                           Authority and the Environmental Health Service

 

Applicant:                        Mr Charlie Henry

Ward:                                St James’s

CIA[1]:                                 West End

SCZ[2]:                                N/A

 

Summary of Application

 

The application was for a new Premises Licence.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the Members of the Sub-Committee and the Council Officers who would be supporting the Sub-Committee. The Chairman explained the procedure that would be followed at the meeting before inviting the Presenting Officer, Ms Donovan to present the report.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS

 

Presenting Officer

 

Ms Jessica Donovan, Senior Licensing Officer

 

Ms Donovan summarised the application set out in the report before the Sub-Committee.  She explained that the application was for a variation in the premises licence which seeked to permit the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises between the hours of 11.00 to 21:00 Monday to Sunday.  She advised that both Environmental Health and the Police had withdrawn their representations however the Licensing Authority had maintained their representation against the application.  She further advised that additional submissions had been received from the applicant which had been circulated to all the relevant parties before the Sub-Committee hearing.

 

Applicant

 

Mr Stuart Gibson, Solicitor (SG Licensing) On Behalf of The Applicant.

 

During the course of his presentation, Mr Gibson advised that the premises had benefited from a premises licence since 2010 and was currently licensed to sell mulled wine only between 15 November to 15 February between the hours of 11:00 to 19:00. The Sub-Committee noted that the premise was a market stall serving hot food, snacks and refreshments.

 

Mr Gibson explained that this application requested the removal of the restrictive condition of retailing mulled wine only as well as seeking the extension of sale of alcohol by retail consumption (off the premise) between the hours of 11.00am and 21:00 hours Monday to Sunday.  This would allow the applicant to sell a small range of beers, wines and spirits for consumption off the premises with the purchase of takeaway food which would enable the applicant to increase the transactional spend of its regular customers in order to remain in business during these difficult times.

 

Mr Gibsons advised that discussions had taken place with Environmental Health and that conditions 17-19 on page 30 of the report were not the conditions agreed with Environmental Health.  He further advised that conditions had been agreed with the Police who had subsequently withdrawn their representation against the application.  

 

Mr Gibsons commented that the Licensing Authority had maintained their representation due to their concern regarding street and underage drinking.  Mr Gibson highlighted that street drinkers would not be drawn to the market stall as alcohol could only be purchased with takeaway food and no alcohol of 5.5% ABV would be sold at the premises.  He also emphasised that alcohol could only be obtained on request and therefore the premises holders would have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

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1.00 PM: Kin Café, Basement & Ground Floor, 22 Foley Street, London W1W 6DT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Ward
SCZ *

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

West End

N/A

Kin Café
Basement & Ground Floor
22 Foley Street
London
W1W6 6DT

New Premises Licence

20/11005/LIPN

* Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Present:                            Noel Samaroo, Solicitor (NTAD Consultants Ltd).

 

Representations:             Representations had been received from the                                           Environmental Health Service (EHS); and the Metropolitan                                           Police Service (MPS) (subsequently withdrawn); and two                                           local residents (not in attendance).

 

Applicant:                        Araz Farm Feed Ltd

Ward:                                St James’s West End

CIA[1]:                                 N/A

SCZ[2]:                                N/A

 

Summary of Application

 

The application was for a new premises licence.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the Members of the Sub-Committee and the Council Officers who would be supporting the Sub-Committee. The Chairman explained the procedure that would be followed at the meeting before inviting the Presenting Officer, Ms Donovan to present the report.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS

 

Presenting Officer

 

Ms Jessica Donovan, Senior Licensing Officer

 

Ms Jessica Donovan summarised the application set out in the report before the Sub-Committee. She advised that the Sub-Committee had before it an application for a new premises licence which intended to operate as a restaurant.  The Sub-Committee heard that the applicant had requested Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On Sales) Monday to Thursday: 10:00 to 22:30, Friday to Saturday: 10:00 to 23:30 and Sunday: 12:00 to 22:30 but that during consultation the applicant had agreed to reduce the hours for the sale of alcohol on Sundays to 12:00 to 22:30.  The Sub-Committee further noted that the applicant had also reduced the opening hours on Sundays to 10:00 to 23:00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicant

 

Mr Noel Samaroo, Solicitor (NTAD Consultants Ltd) on behalf of the applicant

 

During the course of his presentation, Mr Samaroo advised that the premises had been operating for four years and that patrons had been allowed to ‘bring their own’ alcohol to the premises to consume with their meal.  The Sub-Committee noted that it was a very small premises and that the applicant now wished the premises to be regulated so that he could control what alcoholic drinks his customers were consuming with their meals.

 

Mr Samaroo advised that the applicant had been surprised to receive representations against the application from local residents as he had never received any noise complaints.  Mr Samaroo emphasised that he was disappointed that the residents were not in attendance at the hearing as he would have liked to explore and hopefully alleviate their concerns regarding the new proposed licence. 

 

In response to Members’ questions, Mr Samaroo provided the following information.

(a)  There had been no noise complaints regarding patrons eating and drinking in the outside area of the premises in the past four years.  Mr Samaroo confirmed that the outside area was used until 11pm when the weather permitted.

(b)  The premises had been trading as Kim Café for the past four years.

(c)   The benches and tables were within the private boundary of the premises and not situated on the public highway.  Mr Samaroo confirmed that once the tables and benches were taken down only four people would be allowed to smoke outside of the premises.  Mr Samaroo further confirmed the plan of the premises was accurate.

Responsible Authorities  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

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