Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (6) - Wednesday 12th January, 2022 10.00 am

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

Contact: Sarah Craddock, Committee and Councillor Co-ordinator  Email: scraddock@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

Councillor Tim Mitchell replaced Councillors Louise Hyams and Aziz Toki for the items Regent’s University London, Regent’s College, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park and Pappiland Café, Ground Floor, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.

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.

1.

Street Trading - Isolated Pitch 934 Orchard Street, W1 pdf icon PDF 755 KB

 

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Marylebone

Street Trading - Isolated Pitch 934 Orchard Street W1

Street Trading D/designation

21/13882/RESCIN

Cumulative Impact Area (N/A)
Special Consideration Zone (N/A)

 

Additional documents:

2.

Heaven, The Arches, WC2N 6NG pdf icon PDF 11 MB

 

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James’

Heaven,             The Arches,   WC2N 6NG

Sex Establishment Licence

21/08971/LISEVR

Cumulative Impact Area (N/A)
Special Consideration Zone (N/A)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 6

 

Wednesday 12 January 2022

 

Membership:           Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chair), Councillor Rita Begum

                               

Apologies: Councillor Susie Burbridge

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Steve Burnett

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Sarah Craddock

                                Presenting Officer:  Kevin Jackaman

 

 

Application for the renewal of the sex establishment licence for Heaven, The Arches, London, WC2N 6NG

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended by the

Policing and Crime Act 2009) -21/08971/LISEVR

 

 

FULL DECISION

 

Premises

 

Heaven, The Arches, London, WC2N 6NG

 

Applicant

 

Jeremy Joseph

 

Represented by Craig Baylis (Solicitor - Kingsley Napley LLP)

 

Ward

 

St James’s

 

Summary of Application

 

Application for Renewal of an existing Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Licence (20/06600/LISEVR).

 

There is a resident count of 166. 

 

Representations Received

 

·       2 Residential Objections

 

 

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

·       Public nuisance caused by customers. For example shouting screaming and singing.

 

·       Lack of response by security and the manager at the premises to control customers causing a nuisance

 

·       The accumulation of rubbish on the pavement and public highway outside the premises

 

 

Policy Considerations

 

Considerations were given to City of Westminster SEV Statement of Licensing Policy 2012 and in particular, Suitability of the applicant – SU1, Entertainment carried on for the benefit of another person – SU2, the appropriate number of SEV in the locality – NO1, character of the relevant locality – LO1, Use of other premises in the vicinity – LO2, the layout, character or condition of the venue – LO3.

 

SUBMISSIONS AND REASONS

 

Mr Jackaman, the Presenting Officer introduced the application.

 

Mr Baylis, representing the Applicant, presented the application and provided an overview of the style of operation. The Sub-Committee was advised that the premises only operated for 2 hours per week under the SEV Licence and therefore the complaints made by the objectors were in fact relating to the operation of the premises under the Premises Licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003. This Premises Licence was not the matter before the Sub-Committee.

 

There have been no objections from the Metropolitan Police or Environmental Heath.

 

The premises operates with SIA registered door staff and also have a ‘litter patrol’ team. The Sub-Committee also noted that additional evidence served by the Objectors showed photographs of rubbish which was not associated to the premises.

 

The Objectors were not available to expand on their objections, but due consideration was given to the contents of their written submissions.

 

It was noted that there was no requirement on the SEV Licence or indeed the Premises Licence to have SIA registered door staff at the premises. The Sub – Committee explored whether the Applicant would consider having a condition on SEV Licence requiring SIA door staff to be used when operating under the SEV Licence. Mr Baylis submitted that this was a matter he will discuss with the Applicant.

 

The Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee raised an issue in relation to the SEV and Premises Licence plans. The approved plans noted in conditions 35 on the Premises Licence and condition 25 on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Sunset Strip, Basement to 1st Floor, 30 Dean Street, W1D 3SA pdf icon PDF 8 MB

 

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

West End

Sunset Strip, Basement to 1st Floor                    30 Dean Street       W1D 3SA

Sex Establishment Licence

21/10396/LISEVR

Cumulative Impact Area (N/A)
Special Consideration Zone (N/A)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 6

 

Wednesday 12 January 2022

 

Membership:           Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chair), Councillor Rita Begum

 

Apologies: Councillor Susie Burbridge

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Steve Burnett

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Sarah Craddock

                                Presenting Officer:  Kevin Jackaman

 

Application for the renewal of the sex establishment licence Sunset Strip, Basement to First Floor, 30 Dean Street, London W1D 3SA

 

 

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended by the

Policing and Crime Act 2009) -21/10396/LISEVR

 

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

Sunset Strip, Basement to First Floor, 30 Dean Street, London W1D 3SA

 

Applicant

 

Mr Anthony Curran and Mr Declan Forde

 

Represented by Lana Tricker (Lt Law)

 

Ward

 

West End

 

Summary of Application

 

Application for Renewal of an existing Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Licence (20/08821/LISEVR).

 

There is a resident count of 229. 

 

Representations Received

 

·       1 Residential Objection

 

 

Summary of issue raised by objector

 

·       The current operating hours should fall in line with the pub and restaurant next door

 

Policy Considerations

 

Considerations were given to City of Westminster SEV Statement of Licensing Policy 2012 and in particular, Suitability of the applicant – SU1, Entertainment carried on for the benefit of another person – SU2, the appropriate number of SEV in the locality – NO1, character of the relevant locality – LO1, Use of other premises in the vicinity – LO2, the layout, character or condition of the venue – LO3.

 

SUBMISSIONS AND REASONS

 

Mr Jackaman, the Presenting Officer introduced the application.

 

Lana Tricker, representing the Applicant, presented the application and provided an overview of the style of operation and noted there were no complaints or objections about the operation from the Metropolitan Police or Environmental Heath.

 

The Objector was not available to expand on his objections, but due consideration was given to the contents of his written submissions.

 

The Sub-Committee considered Westminster City Council’s SEV Policy and in particular the following policy points:

 

1.     Suitability of applicant – SU1. The application confirms that no relevant offences have been committed.

2.     SEV carried on for the benefit of another person – SU2. The Police and the Council’s Licensing Inspectorate have undertaken appropriate

checks and have made no comments

3.     Appropriate number of SEV in a locality – NO1. This renewal would not exceed the appropriate number of sexual entertainment venues in the Westminster core CAZ north which stands as 25.

4.     Character of the relevant locality – LO1 Dean Street is a small street in Soho with both pedestrian and vehicular access. Within

a 100 metre radius of the premises, there is a resident count of 229.

5.     Use of premises in the vicinity – LO2. The main use of premises in the immediate vicinity are commercial. There is one sex shop and one other SEV premises within a 100 metre radius of the premises. There are no schools, or places of worship in a 100 metre radius of the premises.

6.     Layout, character or condition of the venue – LO3. The premises is spread over the basement and ground floor.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Roketsu, 12 New Quebec Street, W1H 7RP pdf icon PDF 19 MB

 

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Bryanston and Dorset Square

*  None

** None

Roketsu,                       12 New Quebec Street, W1H 7RP

New Premises Licence

21/08543/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 6

 

Wednesday 12 January 2022

 

Membership:           Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chair), Councillor Rita Begum

 

Apologies: Councillor Susie Burbridge

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Steve Burnett

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Sarah Craddock

                                Presenting Officer:  Kevin Jackaman

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence for Roketsu, 12 New Quebec Street, London W1H 7RP

 

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

Roketsu, 12 New Quebec Street, London W1H 7RP

 

Applicant

 

Mr Kenichi Kakuta (General Manager) on behalf of Roketsu Limited

 

Represented by Mr Jonathan Smith (Poppleston Allen Solicitors)

 

Ward

 

Bryanston and Dorset Square

 

Summary of Application

 

The Sub-Committee has determined an application for a New Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”).  The Premises to be licensed proposes to be operated as a fine dining Japanese restaurant. Customer areas are located on the ground floor, where there is a dining space and, in the basement, which consists of a lounge area for customers who are pre- or post- dining, and a private dining room. There is an external area at the front of the premises for seated customers, which is on privately owned land. Kitchen facilities are located on both floors, as are customer and staff WC's.

 

There is a resident count of 171. 

 

Licensable Activities and Hours applied for:

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On and off the Premises)

 

09:00-23:30 Monday to Thursday,

09:00-00:00 Friday to Saturday and 09:00-22:30 on Sunday

 

From The end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day. Bank Holiday Sundays: from 09:00 hours to 00:00 hours.

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

23.00 to 23.30 Mondays to Thursdays,

23.00 to 00.00 Fridays and Saturdays.

 

From The end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day. Bank Holiday Sundays: from 23:00 hours to 00:00 hours.

 

 

Opening Hours of the Premises:

 

09:00-00:00 Monday to Thursday,

09:00-00:30 Friday to Saturday and 09:00-23:00 on Sunday

 

From The end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day. Bank Holiday Sundays: from 09:00 hours to 00:30 hours.

 

Representations Received

 

·       Environmental Health Services (EHO) – Mr Ian Watson

·       Vittorio Borghesi - Residential Objection

·       Guy Austin – Residential Objection (Withdrawn)

 

 

Summary of issue raised by Objectors

 

1. The hours requested for the Supply of Alcohol will have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance within the area.

2. The hours requested to permit the provision of late-night refreshment will have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance and impact on Public Safety within the area.

3. The restaurant's hours of operation seem to be late and not consistent with the rest of the street.

4. The proposed closing time on weekends means drunk patrons leaving the establishment, and subsequent clean-up of the premises, meaning foot fall and comings and goings until late at night (1.30am) in a highly residential street.

5. Could the closing times perhaps be scaled back? Taking  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.