Agenda and minutes

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Items
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1.

Election of Chair

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    MOVED by Councillor Philip Normal, SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed,

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That Councillor Emma Nye be appointed as Chair for 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.

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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 9 and 24 January 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meetings held on 9 and 24 January 2020 be approved as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

4.

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

 

Strategic Director, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity

 

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103

Email: bpatel@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

4a

Jetsam, Arch 82 Goding Street, London SE11 5AW (Prince's) pdf icon PDF 320 KB

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    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to Chapters 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 15 of the Statutory Guidance, and to section 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 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 paragraphs 6.2 of the report on pages 22 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·      The application sought changes to the layout of the premises, regulated entertainment, live music, recorded music and any similar activities.

    ·      The applicant wished to extend the operating hours until 01:00 on all days except Friday and Saturday where they wished to extend the operating hours until 02:00.

    ·      The representation from Licensing could be found on page 41 of the agenda papers, other representations could be found on pages 43 to 46 and many of the proposed conditions could be found on pages 69 to 70.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

     

    Mr Neil McCann representing the applicant and Mr Mohammed Mardan informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      The applicant wished to adopt more conditions.

    ·      Proposed conditions 1 and 5 could be adopted.

    ·      This was a straightforward application as a licence was already in place.

    ·      In relation to the variation of the conditions, the patrons at the premises would be predominately Middle-Eastern.The community were similar to the Spanish community in that it was common for members of the community to book a table at midnight and have dinner late into the night.

    ·      The average age of the patrons would be 40 to 60 years of age.

    ·      No representations had been made against the application and the restaurant was not associated with any crime and disorder.

    ·      Alcohol consumption was not common in Middle Eastern communities.

    ·      The conditions provided went beyond the required precautionary measures.

    ·      There was not likely to be any public nuisance - there had been no complaints registered for any of the applicant’s premises.

    ·      The borough had 24-hour nightclubs but this premises would be a well-run restaurant with door supervisors.

    ·      The premises would not play loud music.

    ·      The applicant was happy to have conditions where no individual under the age of 18 would be allowed into the premises after 23:00.

    ·      There had been some concern that the premises could be transformed into a nightclub. However, the conditions adopted would not be suitable for a nightclub such as the sale of alcohol being ancillary to food and there would be no dancing (apart from a belly dancer).

    ·      ID scanners, searches and other conditions such as these was not appropriate for arestaurant. 

    ·      The applicant had a spotless record and the premises would not be alcohol led.

    ·      The premises would be a great addition to the area rather than a 24-hour licensed premises.

    ·      The premises was only asking for an additional hour and would consider other conditions if suggested by the Sub-Committee.

     

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4b

Mighty Hoopla, Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 (Herne Hill) pdf icon PDF 286 KB

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    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 to policies 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 11 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 6.2 of the report on pages 102 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    ·      This was a time limited application for an event to take place for the next three years. 

    ·      The events would occur over three consecutive days per year. These would be held on one weekend, Friday to Sunday, between the months of May and June. 

    ·      The first event would take place from 5 June 2020 to 7 June 2020. The event would take place in Brockwell Park. 

    ·      Entry and exit would be via a number of gates throughout the perimeter of the area.

    ·      The application had received four representations against it.  These were from the Licensing Authority, Police and two local residents. 

    ·      The Licensing Authority had called a member of the Events team, Ms Olivia Pearcey, as a witness for the hearing.

    ·      There had been mediation between the Licensing Authority and the applicant who had agreed to revise the conditions. There was still one condition, numbered 90, that had yet to be agreed.

    ·      A copy of the revised conditions had been circulated to all parties.

    ·      The application could be found from page 113 of the agenda papers. 

     

    At this point in the proceedings, the Legal Officer stated he had queried the area of dispute in relation to condition 90. The Licensing Authority’s amendments to Condition 90 were generally acceptable to the applicant. However, the applicant’s view was that part b of the condition was unnecessary. Firstly, it set out the current year’s restrictions, which would then apply to the following years. Further, any age restrictions would have to be agreed with the Safety Advisory Group for each event if the application was granted. The Legal Officer also asked for confirmation that Condition 36 regarding no drinks promotion should read ‘no drinks promotion e.g 2 for 1’ (rather than ‘i.e’), which was confirmed by the applicant. 

     

    The applicant confirmed they agreed with what had been explained. 

     

    Presentation by the applicant

     

    Mr Simon Taylor and Mr Dave Brindall, representing the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      The event was a three-day event. 

    ·      Timings of the event could be found on page 99 of the agenda papers.

    ·      One of the conditions that had been revised related to maximum capacity of patrons. The applicant was applying for a maximum capacity of 29,999, but had agreed new conditions which limited the maximum capacity in the first year.

    ·      The Mighty Hoopla was an 18 plus event but the Across the Tracks event would be a family event for all ages.Last year, the events  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4b