Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday 4 July 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: TH1-12 - Lambeth Town Hall

Contact: Nazyer Choudhury, Tel: 020 7926 0028 Email: 

No. Item


Election of Chair


    MOVED by CouncillorRezina Chowdhury, SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed and


    RESOLVED: That Councillor Fred Cowell be appointed as 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.




None were declared.


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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2019 and 6 June 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 21 May 2019 and 6 June 2019 be agreed and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.



Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 111 KB


Strategic Director, Residents Services

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103





Velho Portugal, 12A Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1QX (Oval) pdf icon PDF 279 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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 5, 6, 13 and 14 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 39 of the agenda papers.



    The Licensing Officer confirmed:


    ·           This was an application for a new premises licence.

    ·           The applicant was seeking the sale of alcohol from 10:00 to 01:00 Monday to Sunday.

    ·           Two representations had been made against the application on the basis of all four licensing objectives.

    ·           The applicant had agreed conditions with the Licensing team.

    ·           The conditions could be found on page 65-66 of the agenda papers.

    ·           The application could be found on pages 41 to 59 of the agenda papers.


    In response to questions from Members, the Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that:


    ·           The residents that had objected to the application had been informed of the hearing but had not responded and were not present at the meeting.


    Presentation by the applicant


    Mr Manuel Rocha, the applicant’s representative and Mr Jose Teixeira, the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:


    ·           The application was based on a new business venture.

    ·           The premises was a small café which would sell tapas.

    ·           The applicant hoped to develop the premises into an off-licence in the future.

    ·           The applicant wanted to sell products like port wine.

    ·           The applicant took seriously the licensing objective regarding the protection of children from harm.

    ·           The staff was adequately trained and would employ the Challenge 25 policy. Premises staff would ask for identification where relevant.

    ·           The premises would have an incident book (in addition to an accident book).

    ·           The premises would have adequate signage on the door to inform patrons to respect residents.

    ·           Managers would be present to monitor the premises including the outside area.

    ·           Patrons would not be allowed to drink alcohol outside the premises.

    ·           CCTV would be installed at the premises and would store footage up to 31 days.

    ·           The applicant had not applied for the playing of recording music and therefore this should alleviate the concerns regarding noise nuisance.

    ·           Delivery arrangements to the premises had been agreed by the Licensing team.

    ·           No refuse would be collected after 23:00 and any littering would be cleaned.

    ·           The premises did not have a tables and chairs licence and would encourage people to come into the premises.

    ·           Patrons would be eating tapas and drinking a glass of wine with a meal.


    In response to questions from Members, Mr Rocha and Mr Teixeira informed the Sub-Committee that:


    ·           The premises would cease the sale of alcohol at 23:00 and would close at 23:30.

    ·           The idea of the off sales business (which was a future proposal) was for the premises to sell fashionable, quality products such as sardines and biscuits. The business would be similar to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a