Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday 4 August 2016 7.00 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:

    MOVED by Councillor Claire Holland, SECONDED by Councillor Amelie Treppass and,

     

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Andrew Wilson 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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2016 as a correct record of the proceedings.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: The minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 July 2016 be approved and signed as a correct record of the proceedings.  

 

4.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 211 KB

(Report 292/16-17 and appendices)

 

Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth

Contact: Robert Gardner, Principal Licensing Officer, 020 7926 6122

Email: RGardner@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

4a

Experience Shop, 88 Loughborough Road, London, SW9 7SB (Coldharbour) pdf icon PDF 376 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Upon opening the meeting, the Chair invited the premises licence holder, Michelle Milongo and her representative, Pious Edejda, to address the Sub-Committee.  They advised officers before the meeting had commenced that they would be seeking an adjournment. 

    Presentation by the premises licence holder

    Pius Badejo, Security Consultant for the premises and Michelle Milongo, premises licence holder, informed the Sub-Committee that: 

    • A written submission had been made to the licensing authority concerning the measures the premises licence holder intended to put in place to ensure that the licensing objectives would be upheld and to address any concerns.
    • They had not had the opportunity to meet with their legal representatives in order to address the concerns raised and implement practices that would alleviate concerns. 

     

    In response to questions from Members, Mr Badejo and Ms Milongo informed the Sub-Committee that: 

    • They had received notification of the hearing on Monday 1 August 2016 via post.
    • Ms. Milongo had also received a phone call on Monday 1 August 2016 informing her of the hearing and had considered most of the information on the following day.

     

    The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that an email had been sent to the premises licence holder on 19 July 2016 notifying her of the meeting. Hard copies of that notice had been delivered to the premises licence holder on 28 July 2016.

     

    In response to further questions from Members, Mr Badejo and Ms Milongo informed the Sub-Committee that: 

    ·         Ms Milongo had not received an email on 19 July 2016 and had only received a letter by post on 1 August 2016.

    ·         She received the letter as an ordinary posted letter sent to her home.

     

    Presentation by interested parties

     

    In response to questions from Members, Calvin McLean, Community Safety Area Manager, informed the Sub-Committee that: 

    • The hearing should not be adjourned. The premises licence holder had received paperwork in relation to the review application which was submitted on 5 May 2016 and had had ample time to deal with it.
    • The premises licence holder could have consulted the Community Safety team when they had received notification of the application having been submitted if they had any concerns
    • An adjournment would be unfair for residents as the premises licence holder had considerable and required notice for the review.

     

    The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the documents submitted on 5 May 2016 would not have included notice of the hearing or the representations made in relation to the application.

     

    In response to further questions from Members, Mr Badejo and Ms Milongo informed the Sub-Committee that: 

    ·         They had been consulted regarding the papers submitted on 5 May 2016.

    ·         A letter had been sent to the Police, interested parties and the Council informing them on measures that would be taken in order to comply and uphold the licensing objectives. However, no further correspondence had been received from the responsible authorities. 

    ·         The premises licence holder had evidence of all the correspondence between them and the licensing authority and no further communication  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

4b

Off The Cuff, Arch 645, Rear Of 301 To 303, Railton Road, London SE24 0JN (Herne Hill) pdf icon PDF 280 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

     

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new of a premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 9, 10 & 11 of the Statutory Guidance Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13,  and 19 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 25 of the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer informed the meeting that:

    ·         The report outlined a new premises application for a licence for arches of 644 and 645 located at the premises’ address.

    ·         Annex A displayed the application and could be found on page 157 of the agenda papers.

    ·         The site plan could be found on page 177 of the agenda papers.

    ·         Representations had been made by responsible authorities, residents and local resident organisations.

    ·         Representations objecting to the application could be found on annex C1 on page 179 of the agenda papers.

    ·         Representations in support of the application could be found on annex C2 on page 193 of the agenda papers.

    ·         The existing licence could be found on page 197 of the agenda papers.

    ·         Minutes from a Licensing Sub-Committee meeting which granted a licence to the premises could be found from page 209 of the agenda papers.

    ·         Since the publication of the report, several additional submissions from all parties had been received.

     

    In response to questions from Members, the Licensing Officer informed the meeting that:

    ·         The premises had previously been said to be located in a residential area.  However, Herne Hill had since been designated as a district town centre. Therefore, the Lambeth licensing policy terminal hour for the sale of alcohol was 00:00 Sunday to Thursday and 01:00 Friday and Saturday.

     

    The applicant’s representative Mr David Dadds informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·           There was a resident present at the meeting, Mr Wilkins, who had asked if his representation had been received.

    ·           It was understood that some representations had been excluded from the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer informed the meeting that some representations had been received in support of the application, however some could not be considered for the consideration of the Sub-Committee as they were not valid as confirmed by our legal department. All persons who submitted a representation which was considered not to be relevant had been contacted and given the opportunity to change their representation so that it could be considered by the Sub-Committee. It was not known if anybody had re-submitted their representations but this could be checked by the Licensing Officer. 

     

    Mr Dadds continued to inform the Sub-Committee that:

    • Additional information from Ms. Rose Sharp Jones had been recently submitted to the Licensing team. The information included a statement and photographs. There was no objection to the statement but there was an objection to the photographs. As the photographs had only been recently received, there was still some doubt regarding the validity of the photographs  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4b

4c

The Dairy/Counter Culture, 15 and 16 The Pavement, London, SW4 0HY (Clapham Town) pdf icon PDF 338 KB