Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday 21 December 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre (2nd Floor) - International House, Canterbury Crescent, SW9 7QE. View directions

Contact: Nazyer Choudhury, Tel: 020 7926 0028 Email: nchoudhury@lambeth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

    Minutes:

    Councillor Vaila McClure explained that the Sub-Committee meeting would need to be adjourned for 20 minutes in order to await the arrival of one of the councillors.

     

    MOVED by Councillor Martin Tiedemann, and

     

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Vaila McClure be elected Chair.

     

    On opening the meeting, the Chair advised that applications for Habesha (item 5b) and (item 5c) had been withdrawn.

2.

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests

Under Standing Order 4.4, where any councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct (para. 4)) in any matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council, a committee, sub-committee or joint committee, they must withdraw from the meeting room during the whole of the consideration of that matter and must not participate in any vote on that matter unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Monitoring Officer.

 

 

Minutes:

There were none.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2017 as a correct record of the proceedings.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 21 November 2017 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

4.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 109 KB

 

Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth

Contact: Ola Owojori, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 1649

Email: oowojori@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

4a

Lock 'N' Load Events Ltd 2018, South West Four, Clapham Common Event Site, London (Clapham Common) pdf icon PDF 278 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

     

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new time-limited premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to Chapters 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 4, 5, 6, 7 and Appendices 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of the Statement of Licensing Policy, as the ones particularly relevant to this application. The options available to the Sub-Committee were set out in paragraph 5.9 of the report on page 13 of the agenda.

     

    In response to questions from Members, the Licensing Officer confirmed:

    • This application had been made by Lock N Load Events Ltd. for a time-limited premises licence in Clapham Common for the annual musical event SW4 held on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
    • The application covered a four day period but the applicant had confirmed that they only required three days.  However, the required days had not yet been confirmed by the applicant but a decision would be made in the next few months.
    • In the agenda pack, the following supporting documents could be found:
      • The application, pages 20-31;
      • The plans, page 33;
      • The House of Commons post-event report, pages 35-45;
      • The business survey analysis, page 47;
      • Lambeth Events Safety Advisory Group minutes, pages 49-57;
      • The Metropolitan Police objection withdrawal, page 59;
      • The residents’ notice for the event, page 61;
      • The weather plans, pages 63-70;
      • The charity funds, pages 71-73;
      • The Temple acoustic report, pages 75-92;
      • Residents’ complaint log, page 93;
      • The noise management compliance report, pages 95-114;
      • House of Commons complaint report, pages 115-120;
      • Trinity Hospice email, page 121;
      • Vanguardia Ltd. report, pages 125-133;
      • Wandsworth Council website, pages 135-136;
      • Representations against the application, pages 137-248;
      • 137 representations in support of the application, pages 249-316; and,
      • Premises licence, pages 317-340.
    • Jim Griffiths from Vanguardia Ltd. would be available to assist the Sub-Committee if required.  Olivia Pearcey, Lambeth Events, was in attendance to observe but was also available to assist Members, regarding the events permission process.
    • Although the application proposed to carry over conditions from last year’s event, an additional condition had been agreed with Trading Standards which would be discussed by the applicant’s legal representative, Mr Gareth Hughes.

     

    A map and photographs of the premises were circulated to members.

     

    Presentation by the Applicant

     

    Mr Gareth Hughes, representative for Lock N Load Events, Mr Mattle, Owner and Mr Fiumicelli, Sound Acoustics Expert were in attendance.

     

    Mr Hughes informed the Sub-Committee that:

    • This was a well-established event which had been running for the past 14 years.  Mr Mattle had hosted similar events on the Common and had experience of running large scale events since 1998.
    • 90,000 people attended the event each year over the three days.
    • The core days for the event would be Saturday and Sunday.  The event organisers requested four days which had been granted last year, although only three days were used.  A decision was yet to be made on which days would be used for this year’s event.
    • The hours sought for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

5.

Consideration of an Objection to Temporary Event Notices pdf icon PDF 93 KB

5a

Casa Brixton, 24 Pope's Road, London, SW9 8JH (Coldharbour) pdf icon PDF 322 KB

5b

Habesha, 256 - 258 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AQ (Vassall) - 24 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

5c

Habesha, 256 - 258 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AQ (Vassall) - 31 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 323 KB

5d

Bureau Of Silly Ideas, Arch 555, 18 Valentia Place, London, SW9 8PJ (Coldharbour) pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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    Minutes:

    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

     

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application to consider a counter notice for two temporary event notices.  The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to Chapters 7, 9 and 15 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 5, 6, 8, 14 and Appendices 6, 7 and 9 of the Statement of Licensing Policy, as the ones particularly relevant to these applications. The options available to the Sub-Committee were set out in paragraphs 5.6 to 5.10 of the report on pages 3444 to 3455 agenda papers and pages 4 to 5 of the second despatch agenda papers.

     

    The Sub-Committee noted that:

    • These were two applications received by Mr Roger Hartley for Temporary Event Notices (TENs) at Bureau of Silly Ideas.  One of the events was planned for Friday 22 December to Saturday 23 December 2017 for 150 people from 18:00 to 02:00 hours.  The second event was planned for Sunday 31 December 2017 between 21:00 and 00:00 hours and Monday 1 January 2018 between 00:01 and 04:00 hours for 120 people.  Both events authorised licensable activities for the provision of the sale by retail of alcohol (on and off license), the provision of late night refreshment and the provision of regulated entertainment.  The applications were attached at Annex A (pages 463-470 of the agenda papers and pages 11-18 of the second despatch agenda papers).
    • Objection to the TENs had been received from the Council’s Community Safety Area Team on 8 and 12 December 2017 based on the licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance.  Representations could be found as Annex B (page 471 of the main agenda papers and page 19 of the second despatch agenda papers).
    • Noise officers had advised that they would be providing further supporting information in the form of video footage with regard to their objections to the TENs. 
    • A premises licence was not in place for the venue as the premises was currently unlicensed.
    • The premises was located in close proximity to other licensed premises.  Copies of those premises could be found as Annex D on page 473 of the main agenda papers and page 21 of the second despatch agenda papers.
    • Six TENs applications had been received this calendar year in respect of the premises.

     

    A map and photographs of the premises was circulated to members.

     

    Presentation by Responsible Authorities

     

    Mr Calvin McLean, Community Safety Area Manager, and Mr Sean Biggart, Community Safety Officer were present.

     

    Mr Biggart, informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·         Community Safety raised objections to the two TENs received from Mr Hartley based on the prevention of public nuisance.

    ·         Over the last few months several complaints from residents regarding noise nuisance had been received by the Council in relation to events held on 28 October, 31 October and 4 November 2017.  Following investigations and having spoken to local residents, on a balance of probabilities, the noise was coming from the Valentia Place area from one or two premises.

    ·         He made reference to the video footage  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5d

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Consideration of objection to a Temporary Event Notice pdf icon PDF 93 KB

    Special circumstances justifying urgent consideration

     

    A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police/Council’s Noise Team (delete as appropriate) regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). Section 105 (2)(a) (of the Licensing Act 2003 [part5]) requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given. The event is due to take place on 31 December 2017 to 1 January 2018.

     

    The Chair is of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

     

6a

Bureau of Silly Ideas, Arch 555, 18 Valentia Place, London SW9 8PJ pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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    Minutes:

    Special circumstances justifying urgent consideration

     

    A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Council’s Noise Team regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN), Section 105(2)(a) of the Licensing Act 2002 [part 5] requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given.  The event is due to take place on 31 December to 1 January 2018.

     

    The Chair is of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days’ notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

     

    This item was considered under item 5d.

     

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Consideration of a Temporary Event Notice pdf icon PDF 93 KB

    Special circumstances justifying urgent consideration

     

    A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police/Council’s Noise Team (delete as appropriate) regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). Section 105 (2)(a) (of the Licensing Act 2003 [part5]) requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given. The event is due to take place on 29 December 2017 to 31 December 2017.

     

    The Chair is of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

     

7a

Number 82 Bar and Club, 82 - 84 Norwood High Street, London SE27 9NW pdf icon PDF 268 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Special circumstances justifying urgent consideration

     

    A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Council’s Noise Team regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN), Section 105(2)(a) of the Licensing Act 2002 [part 5] requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given.  The event is due to take place on 29 December to 31 December 2017.

     

    The Chair is of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days’ notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

     

    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

     

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application to consider a counter notice for a temporary event notice.  The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to Chapters 7, 9 and 15 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 8, 14 and Appendix 9 of the Statement of Licensing Policy, as the ones particularly relevant to this application. The options available to the Sub-Committee were set out in paragraphs 5.6 to 5.10 of the report on pages 4 to 5 of the third despatch agenda papers.

     

    The Sub-Committee noted that:

    • This was an application for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for Number 82 Bar and Club.  The event was planned for Friday 29 December to Sunday 31 December 2017 from 01:00 to 04:00 hours for the provision of the sale by retail of alcohol, the provision of late night refreshment and the provision of regulated entertainment.  The application was attached at Annex A, pages 13 to 20 of the third despatch agenda papers.
    • Objection to the TEN had been received from the Council’s Community Safety Area Team on 13 December 2017 based on the licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance.   This representation could be found as Annex B on page 21 of the third despatch agenda papers.
    • A premises licence was in place for the venue, Annex C on pages 23 to 39 of the third despatch agenda papers.
    • In December 2016 an application was received by Community Safety to review the premises licence in respect of public nuisance.  A copy of the Sub-Committee’s decision and consent order could be found as Annex D on pages 41 to 54 of the third despatch agenda papers.
    • Six TENs applications had been received this calendar year, three of the TENs were late which resulted in counter notices being issued following objections from both Community Safety and the Metropolitan Police.

     

    A map and photographs of the premises was circulated to members.

     

    In response to a question from the Sub-Committee, the Licensing Officer confirmed that as the premises already had a licence in place, Mr Elliot Blake, Premises Licence Holder, was seeking an extension of three hours on Friday 29 December and an additional hour on 30 to 31 December 2017.

     

    In response to a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7a