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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Rezina Chowdhury, SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed
RESOVLED: That Councillor Joshua Lindsey be elected Chair for the meeting.
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.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020 and 24 September 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 and 24 September 2020 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity
Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a variation of a premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to Chapters 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 16 of the Statutory Guidance, and Policies 1, 3, 4 and 8 (appendices 1- 6 and appendix 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 paragraphs 6.2 of the report on page 35 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for variation of a premises licence.
· The application sought to extend permitted hours for late night refreshment Monday-Thursday 23:00 – 01:00.
· The terminal hour for late night refreshment would be 02:00 Friday and Saturday.
· The operating hours for Sunday would remain unchanged.
· Three representations had been submitted against the application. All of these were from councillors. Specifically, Councillor O’Hara, Councillor Nye and Councillor Anyanwu - none of whom were able to attend.
· Details of the application could be found on pages 37-45 of the agenda papers.
· The existing licence could be found on page 47 of the agenda papers.
· Representations could be found on pages 57-59.
· Proposed conditions could be found on pages 59-60 of the agenda papers.
· The application was subject to a pre application advice on 16 July 2020 and this could be found on page 61 of the agenda papers.
The applicant, Mr Hugo Ushida, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· His application was to extend the hours of operation for takeaway sales.
· The main concerns that had been raised by the objections related to disturbance that may be caused to residents living in the area.
· He had responded to the concerns by proposing conditions whereby the premises would only allow takeaway sales during the extended hours of late-night refreshment.
· An additional bin would be placed outside the area to collect waste.
· To ensure that there was no disturbance caused in the area, an SIA security guard could be appointed to mitigate any potential disturbances.
· The premises would become a hub to avoid any nuisance or activity by ensuring that the premises remained a takeaway restaurant whereby patrons would be able to order food and leave.
· He had sought the advice of the Licensing team before submitting his application and felt that having taken all their comments into consideration, there would be no detrimental effect to the residential area.
In response to questions from Members, Mr Ushida, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· His existing licence did not allow him to sell alcoholic drinks after 23:30. However, soft drinks and water could be purchased at the premises.
· Employing SIA staff would be financially viable for the premises as the premises generated a lot of its business during the late-night hours. Therefore, there would be enough revenue made in order to be able to justify appointing SIA staff.
· The premises had a licence until 00:00. He proposed that additional conditions could be ... view the full minutes text for item 4a