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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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance, and to section 5, (Policies 1, 3, 4 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 6 of the report on page 10 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for a new premises licence.
· The premises proposed to operate a convenience goods store which would include the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises.
· Objections had been received from the Licensing Authority, the Metropolitan Police and one resident.
· The applicant had proposed that the conditions to the application be the same as the ones for a recently granted application for a premises located in Hercules Road.
· The conditions could be found from page 5 on the additional agenda papers.
· On 19 July 2021, the applicant had agreed a condition whereby orders containing alcohol may be delivered between the hours of 08:00- 00:00 only.
· The Licensing Authority was content with the 35 additional conditions that had been submitted by the applicant in addition to an agreement for reduced operating hours for the delivery of alcohol.
· The Licensing Authority maintained its representation in order to provide any clarification that the Sub-Committee might require.
Presentation by the applicant
The applicant Mr Nils Howland and the applicant’s representative Mr Robert Botkai informed the Sub-Committee that:
· Assuming that the 35 conditions listed on the additional agenda papers were the same ones that he had submitted to the Licensing Authority, he concurred with the Licensing Officer’s representation.
· The applicant had originally applied for a 24-hour licence and was keen to get the premises operating.
· The applicant had agreed that no alcohol delivery would take place between 00:00 and 08:00.
· The applicant hoped that the proposed conditions would allow the licence to then be granted.
· The licence would still be a 24-hour licence as the technical sale of alcohol would take place when the goods would be appropriated to the transaction. This required a licence.
· Both the Licensing Authority and the Police were content with the 35 conditions put together with the condition of the timing of the deliveries.
· The premises was a convenience store with no patrons. There would be no customer access to the premises.
· There would be staff working in the premises and the business ran a mobile app named Zap.
· Customers would be able to place an order and in a short period time, they would be able to obtain the goods they ordered through delivery.
· The delivery drivers were employed by the business directly and only used electric bikes.
· The general delivery process occurred in silence.
· The delivery drivers were allowed to bring their bikes into the premises, so there would be no loitering in the outside area.
· The delivery ... view the full minutes text for item 3a
A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police and Public Protection 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 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.