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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Joshua Lindsey, SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed and
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.
None were declared.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 March 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director, Residents Services
Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 5, Policy 1 and Policy 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 5.2 of the report on page 23 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· The application was submitted on 10 January 2019.
· The application was to vary the sales of alcohol.
· The applicant was seeking to sell alcohol on Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 01:00, Friday to Saturday from 10:00 to 02:00 and on Sunday from 10:00 to 00:00.
· Conditions had been agreed with the Licensing team and the Police. These could be found in the agenda papers in annex D.
· The applicant had addressed the conditions that had been addressed in the agenda papers and subsequently the Licensing team and the Police had withdrawn their representations.
· Three representations had been received from local residents against the application. These can be found in annex C of the agenda papers.
Presentation by the applicant
Mr Anthony Lyons, representing the applicant and Ms Jenny Mcfarlane, Manager for Brewdog informed the Sub-Committee that:
· They wished to make changes regarding the application.
· They wished to offer additional conditions considering the representations that had been made against the application.
· They had written to the three residents that lived in Coldharbour. Two lived above the premises and one lived away from the premises. The applicant was happy to meet with the residents and had scheduled a meeting on 4 March 2019 between 18:00-19:00. No residents attended the meeting and so the applicant could not inform them of the proposed revised conditions;
· With the exception of smokers returning to the premises after having gone outside to smoke, there would be no further admittance to the premises after 01:00 Friday-Saturday.
· Due to concerns raised regarding the external windows and doors being left open, the windows and doors would be closed from 23:00 with the exception of access and egress.
· A detailed dispersal policy would be put in place.
· They would withdraw their application for Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All that was sought now was the additional hour for licensable activity on Friday and Saturday (until 02:00).
· Brewdog was a craft beer brewer and retailer. The business had been retailing for seven years. The business had started in a garage in Aberdeen, Scotland and was now a successful independent business.
· Those attracted to the business appreciated the bespoke quality of the products sold at the premises. Customers to the business were not those who were naturally inclined to commit antisocial behaviour or public disorder.
· The business had 55 licensed premises around the country.
· The applicant wished to change the hours of licensable activity on Fridays and Saturdays partly because it would allow for ... view the full minutes text for item 4a
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections chapter 5 and principals and policies 7 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 5.2 of the report on page 59 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed that:
· The original application was for a variation of a premises licence submitted by the applicant on 10 January 2019.
· The variation related to the sale of alcohol.
· The applicant was seeking to authorise the sale of alcohol to include off sales to commence from 12:00 to 23:00 all week.
· The sale of alcohol would commence from 10:00 and the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol would be 00:00 on Thursday and 01:00 on Friday and Saturday.
· Late night refreshment would made available until 00:00 on Friday and 01:00 on Saturday.
· Two representations had been made against the application. These were from the Licensing team and Public Protection.
· The applicant had agreed to amend the application to remove off sales.
· The applicant had agreed to withdraw the part of the application involving Thursdays.
· The applicant had agreed to reduce the initial proposed terminal hour for the sale of alcohol and late night refreshment on Friday and Saturday and the terminal hour for both of these activities would be 00:00.
· The applicant had also agreed to accept some of the proposed conditions in the agenda papers. Details of some of these conditions had been submitted in the additional agenda papers.
Presentation by the applicant
Mr James Anderson representative for the applicant and Mr Liam McEwan, the DPS of the premises informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The applicant had invested £1 million into the premises.
· The premises had recently traded as restaurant. The premises had recently been refurbished and had been trading on the first floor for one month. Patrons to the premises included tourists and families.
· The applicant had initially submitted the application with the desire to trade into the late hours of night. This would have included terminal hour for licensable activity until 01:00 Thursday to Saturday.
· The area was located on a busy part of Kennington Road.
· The applicant had decided to withdraw the most sensitive parts of the application and initially establish a trading history in the area.
· The applicant had decided to withdraw off sales from the application.
· The application would retain its 10:00 start time. The premises would open at 08:00 for breakfast.
· On occasion, the premises may sell Prosecco or a Bloody Mary to tourist early in the day.
· The more contentious elements of the application related to how the premises would operate on Friday and Saturday.
· The applicant had decided to curtail the terminal hour for licensable activity to 00:00 giving the applicant an extra half an ... view the full minutes text for item 4b