Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Nazyer Choudhury, Tel: 020 7926 0028 Email: nchoudhury@lambeth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2019 be agreed as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

4.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 189 KB

 

Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103

Email: bpatel@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee decided to hear application 4c first.

4a

JJ Morlys, 9 Hopton Parade, Streatham High Road, London SW16 6EP (Streatham Wells) pdf icon PDF 280 KB

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    Minutes:

    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 to sections 5, 6 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 paragraphs 6.2 of the report on pages 23 of the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    ·      This was an application for a new premises licence.

    ·      The applicant was seeking hours for late night refreshment until 04:00 Monday to Thursday and until 05:00 Friday to Saturday.

    ·      The premises already had a licence for late night refreshment until 02:00 Sunday to Thursday and until 03:00 Friday and Saturday.

    ·      Representations against the application had been made by Licensing, Public Protection and residents. 

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    Mr Johan Emilamalathas, representing the premises licence holders, informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

     

    ·      His parents had been owners of the premises since 2004. 

    ·      Applications on behalf of the premises (either a variation or new licence application) had been made on at least two occasions.

    ·      The applicant was only applying for business hours and extended hours for Friday, Saturday and Sunday as it would help the business.

    ·      More security cameras had been installed at the premises.

     

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

     

    ·      His grandmother had died and the applicants had to go to Sri Lanka to visit and tend to the situation.  On this occasion, the individual who had been given the responsibility to manage the store had not closed the premises on time. None of the machines were cooking food and only food that had already been cooked had been sold after closing time.

    ·      He apologised on behalf of the applicants for the incident.

    ·      The manager was no longer working at the premises and a new manager had been hired.

    ·      Any new manager would be trained before starting to work at the premises.

    ·      If the licence was granted, then the existing licence would be surrendered.

    ·      The premises had installed new CCTV cameras. 12 cameras inside, two on the outside and two on the side.

    ·      The applicants had no objections to the 25 conditions proposed from page 93 of the agenda papers.

    ·      Patrons did not arrive at the premises in big groups. It was often only 2-3 people who would be served quickly. The premises did not have an indoor seating area for people to sit and eat. Patrons would be able to buy food and take a bus from the bus station nearby.

    ·      A member of staff would clean the premises every two hours including the outside area.

    ·      The premises was not always overly messy but staff members would be cleaning the premises and the surrounding area every two hours to clean any mess.

    ·      If there had been a mess left in the area previously, then the applicants were sorry. 

    ·      The area directly  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

4b

Mangualde Café, 31 Leigham Court Road, London, SW16 2ND (Streatham Wells) pdf icon PDF 280 KB

4c

Porthilly Spirit Distillery, 12 Wingate Business Exchange, 64 - 66 Wingate Square, SW4 0AF (Clapham Town) pdf icon PDF 279 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    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 to sections 5 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 157 of the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    ·      This was a new application for a premises licence.

    ·      The application was for the supply of alcohol from 08:30 to 18:00.

    ·      The application could be found on page 159 to 176 of the agenda papers.   

     

    Presentation by the applicant

     

    Mr Dimitri Londos, representing the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      The premises needed a licence but would not operate as a distillery. 

    ·      The name of the premises often led people to think that the premises would be used as a drinking establishment.

    ·      The premises would be used as an office. The business owners were also property developers.

    ·      The business had a premises licence in Cornwall.

    ·      The business needed the licence due to the small number of bottles (between 1-6) that would be despatched from the office between the hours stated.

    ·      The premises would not operate as a pub.

    ·      No member of the public would visit the private offices.  Only small amounts of alcohol would be dispatched and adequate parking was already part of the business’ rented office arrangements.

    ·      A security guard would be present at the premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Drinking on the premises was not permitted in any case.

    ·      The business would be storing alcohol in larger quantities in warehouses.

     

    In response to questions from Members, the applicantinformed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      He was aware of the 39 conditions agreed between himself, the Police and the Licensing team.

    ·      Not many deliveries would be made at the premises because the business would be selling to other businesses which would buy in larger quantities. These sales demands would be dealt with using the stock from the warehouse.

    ·      The business was a new starter and at present time, only limited amounts would be distributed from the office. 

     

     

     

    Adjournment and Decision

     

    At 7:11pm, the Sub-Committee withdrew from the meeting together with the Legal Advisor and Clerk to deliberate in private. The Sub-Committee had heard and considered representations all those who spoke. Legal advice was given to the Sub-Committee on the options open to them and the need for any decision to be proportionate. The Sub-Committee decided to grant the application subject to conditions.

     

    RESOLVED: To grant the application subject to conditions.

     

    Announcement of Decision

     

    Members returned to the meeting and the Chair informed those present of the decision to grant the application subject to conditions set out on page 181 of agenda papers. Full written reasons would follow in due course.