Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4) - Thursday 13th January, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: This is a virtual meeting

Contact: Sarah Craddock, Committee and Councillor Co-ordinator  Email:  scraddock@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 0779098018

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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 changes to the membership.

1.

Reign, 215 - 217 Piccadilly, W1J 9HN pdf icon PDF 986 KB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James’s

None*

West End**

Reign,              215-217 Piccadilly W1J 9HN

Variation to a Premises Licence

21/08184/LIPV

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 4

 

Wednesday 13 January 2022

 

Membership:           Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chair), Councillor Barbara Arzymanow and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Steve Burnett

                                Policy Officer:          Kerry Simpkin

                                Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:  Karyn Abbott

 

 

Application for a variation of a Premises Licence for Reign, 215 -217 Piccadilly London W1J 9HN

 

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

Reign,

215 -217 Piccadilly

London W1J 9HN

 

Applicant

 

Strongarm Holdings Limited

 

Represented by Mr Philip Kolvin QC (Leading Counsel) and Lana Tricker (LT Law)

 

Ward

 

St James’s

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

West End

 

Summary of Application

 

The Sub-Committee has determined an application for a variation of a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”).  The Premises operates as a nightclub.

 

The Applicant wishes to vary the existing premises licence as follows:-

 

·       For a time limited period of 2 years; to extend the terminal hour for Saturday trade for existing licensable activities to 6am. With alcohol sales and late-night refreshment extended to 5am.

 

·       To suspend condition 55 for a time limited period of 2 years. Condition 55 currently reads as:  “There shall be no entry or re-entry (excluding persons from the smoking area) to the premises after 02:30 or such time as agreed in writing by the Westminster Police Licensing Unit (and a copy of any agreement to be held at reception).”

 

·       To add additional conditions:

 

1. A copy of the premises dispersal policy shall be made readily available at the premises for inspection by a police officer and/or an authorised officer of Westminster City Council.

 

2. On Saturday trade there shall be a designated welfare officer appointed separate to SIA functions to monitor the behaviour and conduct of patrons within the premises and on dispersal.

 

3. The variation of hours under ref: xxxx shall be permitted for a limited period of 2 years only until (insert date).

 

 

There is a resident count of 43. 

 

Licensable Activities and Temporary Hours applied for:

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On the Premises)

 

Saturday 10.00 to 05.00

 

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

Saturdays 23.00 to 05.00.

 

Recorded and live music, performance of dance and anything similar to live and recorded music or the performance of dance

 

Saturdays 10.00 to 06.00

 

Opening Hours of the Premises:

 

Saturday 09.00 to 06.00

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police Service – PC Adam Dewelz

·       Environmental Health Services (EHO) – Dave Nevitt

 

 

Summary of issue raised by Objectors

 

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

2. The hours requested could undermine the licensing objectives in relation to the prevention of crime and disorder.

3. The hours sought are beyond those of Westminster’s Core Hours Policy

 

Policy Considerations

 

Under Policy HRS1, applications for hours within the Core Hours would generally be granted.  Applications for hours outside Core Hours would be considered on their merits, subject to other relevant policies.

 

Under Policy MD1(A) applications outside the CIZ will normally be granted subject to Policy CD1, PS1, PN1, CH1, HRS1 and that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

The Residency, 50 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Bayswater

None*

Queensway/Bayswater**

The Residency,       50 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH

New Premises Licence

21/08577/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 4

 

Wednesday 13 January 2022

 

Membership:           Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chair), Councillor Barbara Arzymanow and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Steve Burnett

                                Policy Officer:          Kerry Simpkin

                                Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:  Karyn Abbott

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence for 50 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH

 

Full Decision

 

Premises

50 Westbourne Grove,

London

W2 5SH

 

Applicant

 

Mr Naveen Handa on behalf of the Applicant Company, Minhoco 61 Limited

 

Represented by Matt Foster (Mincoffs Solicitors)

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

Queensway/Bayswater (QB)

 

Ward

 

Bayswater

 

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 restaurant. Customer areas are located on the ground floor, There is a proposed external area at the rear of the premises for seated customers, which is on privately owned land.

 

This site had the benefit of a premises licence when it latterly operated as a Gourmet Burger Kitchen. That licence lapsed in November 2020

 

There is a resident count of 248. 

 

 

 

Licensable Activities and Hours applied for:

 

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

 

10:00-23:00 Monday to Thursday,

10:00-23:30 Friday to Saturday and 12:00-22:00 on Sunday

 

Sundays immediately prior to Bank Holiday: from 12:00 hours to 23:00 hours.

 

Recorded Music

 

10.00 to 23.30 Mondays to Thursdays

10.00 to 00.00 Fridays and Saturdays

12.00 to 22.30 Sundays

 

Sundays immediately prior to Bank Holiday 12.00 to 23.30

 

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

23.00 to 23.30 Mondays to Thursdays,

23.00 to 00.00 Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Sundays immediately prior to Bank Holiday: from 23:00 hours to 23.30 hours.

 

 

Opening Hours of the Premises:

 

10.00 to 23.30 Mondays to Thursdays

10.00 to 00.00 Fridays and Saturdays

12.00 to 22.30 Sundays

 

Sundays immediately prior to Bank Holiday 12.00 to 23.30

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police – PC Reaz Guerra (Withdrawn)

·       Environmental Health Services (EHO) – Mr Ian Watson

·       Dr David Hexter - Residential Objection

·       Ms Hilary Newiss – Residential Objection (Represented by Mr Richard Brown of Citizens Advice Westminster)

·       Mr John Zamit of South East Bayswater Residents’ Association (SEBRA) – Residential Objector (Represented by Mr Richard Brown of Citizens Advice Westminster)

 

 

 

Summary of issue raised by Objectors

 

1.     The hours requested will have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance within the QB SCZ.

2.     Opening hours are unsuitable for a residential area. Attracts drunkards, rubbish, and foul behaviour. Opening hours should be limited to 10:00 during weekdays and Saturday and 10:00 pm on Sundays. Use of the rear garden area for customer seating should be prevented.

3.     To prevent any public nuisance or potential crime and disorder there should be the addition of:

 

a)    No alcohol to be allowed to be taken off premises in open vessels, except to those seated if any taking a table meal.

b)    there will be no 'off sales' of beer or cider over 5.5% APV, unless premium brand in bottles or cans.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Silvertime Amusement Limited, 32 Gerrard Street, W1D 6JA pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James’s

None*

None**

Silvertime Amusement Limited,                        32 Gerrard Street,     W1D 6JA

New Gambling Premises Licence

21/07775/LIGN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application was adjourned to 16 February 2022.