Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday 25 September 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room (1.16) - Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

    Minutes:

    MOVED by Councillor Jane Edbrooke, SECONDED by Councillor Phillip Normal

    RESOLVED:

    That Councillor Fred Cowell be elected as Chair of the meeting.

     

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:

None were declared.

 

3.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 110 KB

 

Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth

Contact: Ola Owojori, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 1649

Email: oowojori@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

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Dumplin Factory, Unit 1, 6-12 Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2BD (Tulse Hill) pdf icon PDF 276 KB

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    Minutes:

    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new a premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 4, 5, 6, 8 and 16 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 6.2 of the report on page 10-11 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed that:

    ·           This was an application for a new premises licence to permit late-night refreshment on Thursday to Saturday from 2300 -0500 hours.

    ·           Representations had been received from 23 residents and the Licensing team.

    ·           Ten residents that had objected to the application were in attendance at the meeting. 

    ·           The application could be found on pages 13-23 of the agenda papers.

    ·           The layout of the premises could be found on page 31 of the agenda papers.

    ·           The representations could be found from pages 37-65 of the agenda papers. Redacted copies of representations provided to the applicant could be found on Annex C of the agenda papers.

    ·           The applicant had written to the objectors but they had maintained their objections.

    ·           The applicant had agreed to conditions proposed by the Police. These could be found at Annex D of the agenda papers.

    ·           The applicant had not agreed to reduce or change the hours proposed.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    The applicant, Mr Damian Cardoso Freitas, informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·           At age 23, this was his first business venture.

    ·           He wanted to create a healthy option for local residents and the general public.

    ·           His target audience were public servants.

    ·           He had been a bus driver for two and half years and found that there was a struggle with rota patterns for bus drivers. This resulted in a lack of healthy food options for the bus drivers. The only food options for them tended to be kebabs and fast food.

    ·           He had read through the objections and had set provisions to prevent issues from occurring at the premises.

    ·           Objectors had raised concerns about parking and parking directly outside premises would not be tolerated. Parking was available across the road and around the corner.

    ·           In relation to the noise issues raised, he had just opened this past Saturday and found that most of the patrons were ordering takeaway, rather than eating on the premises.

    ·           He took pride in the premises and did not want any littering around the area and would pick up litter himself if he observed it.

    ·           Pest control measures will be taken and stock for the premises would be delivered from 10:00 to 11:00.

    ·           A phone number would be made available for residents who observed any issues with the premises. 

     

    In response to questions from members,Mr Cardoso Freitas informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·           The premises would sell dumplings, bagels, smoothies and milkshakes. There would also be coffee and tea in the near future.

    ·           The food and drink  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3a

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Starfood Restaurant & Bar, 5 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PA (Coldharbour) pdf icon PDF 334 KB

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    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new a premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 4, 5, 6, 8 and 16 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 6.2 of the report on page 77 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·           This was an application for a new premises licence.

    ·           The application was originally for a terminal hour of 01:00. However, the suggestion of the terminal hour for licensable activity of 00:30 (with half an hour wind up time until 01:00) was proposed by the Licensing team and accepted by the applicant. This could be seen on page 112 of the agenda papers. It was on the basis of this agreement that the Licensing team withdrew their objection.

     

    In response to questions members, the Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    ·           The hours sought for the supply of alcohol on and off the premises from Monday to Thursday was 11:00 to 00:00.

    ·           The terminal hour for the supply of alcohol would be 00:30 on Friday and Saturday and 23:00 on Sunday.

               

     

    At this point in proceedings, the applicant, Ms Esther Bosede Longe, and her representative, Mr Bobby Holder, informed the Sub-Committee that when the application was submitted, the Licensing officer had called the applicant to explain the process and the reason she had agreed to the terminal hour of 00:30 was due to the advice given by the Licensing Officer. The applicant had been informed that she would have difficulty obtaining a licence for a terminal hour of 01:00 and the applicant did not wish to open a premises that would cause issues in the area. There were other premises in the area that were open until 01:00.

     

    Mr Holder informed the sub-committee that following further discussion with the applicant, the applicant now felt that  that the Sub-Committee should determine  the application as originally sought  with the terminal hour on Friday and Saturday of  01:00. The terminal hour of 01:00 was within the Council’s Licensing policy. Considering that much of the requirements and conditions asked of the applicant had been satisfied, Mr Holder suggested that it was reasonable for the Sub-Committee to consider the application as originally submitted.

     

    The Legal officer informed the meeting that the agenda papers did not include the original representation made by the Licensing team as this had been withdrawn following what was understood to be an agreement to amend the hours. If there was no such agreement Licensing had indicated that their representation stood and should be before the sub-committee. . It was the choice of the applicant if they wished for the application to be heard on the basis that the terminal hour for licensable activity on Friday and Saturday was 00:30 or as sought.

     

    The Chair stated that the Sub-Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3b

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Winterville 2018, Clapham Commen Event Site, Long Road, London, SW4 0RJ (Clapham Town) pdf icon PDF 266 KB

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    Minutes:

    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a time limited premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 15 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 4, 5, 6, 8 and 16 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 6.2 of the report on page 125 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

                 

    ·      The application could be found on pages 128-146 of the agenda papers.

    ·      Supporting information could be found from page 157 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The applicant’s proposed conditions could be found on pages 443-446 of the agenda papers.

     

    MrSimon Taylor, the Legal adviser to the applicant, and Mr Dan Craig, the Event Manager, informed the Sub-Committee that they would like to change the opening hours as seen on page 146 of the agenda papers so that the opening times (between Monday-Friday) would be changed from 11:00 to 10:00 so that the film site could be opened to allow for ticket purchases, ticket collection, bag checks and time for administrative processes. The hours requested on the application had been made in error. In addition, the applicant had already proposed the reduction of the terminal hour for licensable activity as outlined on page 127 of the agenda papers.

                 

    The Sub-Committee adjourned at 8:44pm for a short recess and reconvened at 8:45pm.

    The Chair stated that the Sub-Committee felt that it was appropriate to consider the application as it was understood by the information on the agenda papers, this being the same information upon which the public was consulted. The Sub-Committee noted that the event would take up a large footprint in a large area across several working days. The applicant could proceed with the hearing and later apply for a variation to the licence (if the application was granted) or withdraw the application.

    Mr Taylor and Mr Craig decided to proceed with the application as set out in the papers.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    MrSimon Taylor, the Legal adviser to the applicant, and Mr Dan Craig, the Event Manager, informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·      The event was a family focused event.

    ·      This was the second year in which the event it was being held and the event was successful in 2017.

    ·      During the debrief in March 2018, the event was described as successful. The Licensing Officer may have been in attendance at the event.

    ·      A list of improvements had been incorporated into the plan. The area would have an improved site layout, a reduction of footprint, better ground protection, arrangements for dealing with water discharge and high quality noise management.

    ·      Noise monitoring positions would be made permanent. There would not be anybody going out measuring noise with a hand held noise meter.

    ·      The applicant had a high quality security provider.

    ·      Recorded levels of crime during the 2017 event were low. In  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3c