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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Joshua Lindsey SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed.
That Councillor Fred Cowell 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.
None were declared.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 28 November 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
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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, 10 and 16 of the Statutory Guidance, and to section 5, and policies 1, 3, 4, 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 pages 23 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that:
· This was an application for a new premises licence.
· The application was seeking live music, recorded music, performance of dance, late-night refreshment and the sale of alcohol from 12:00 to 03:00 the consumption on the premises.
· The application could be found on page 25-49 of the agenda papers.
· Six representations had been received regarding the application. These were from Licensing, Public Protection, Police and residents.
· Representations could be found from page 51 to 68 of the agenda papers.
Presentation by the applicant
The applicant and his representative informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The applicant had never breached any licensing objectives.
· In order to deal with public safety and public nuisance, no music would be played after 01:00 on all days.
· Music will be played at a level that would not disturb residents.
· The Mayor of London had stated that more 24-hour licensed premises were required, not fewer.
· Alcohol consumption had reduced by 17% since the Licensing Act 2003 had been brought into place.
· The night-time economy was important to the general public and the premises would attract tourists.
· The premises would sell alcohol with food.
· Training materials were available at the premises and these will be used to train staff on licensing regulations and what was required of staff members.
· The applicant should be given an opportunity to be able to demonstrate that he was a good operator.
· The applicant would agree to additional conditions.
· Security would be present at the door and premises before 21:00 until the premises closed.
· Security cameras would be used at the premises and the cameras could be inspected in the office where all activities could be seen via camera.
· Efforts would be made to ensure that the music of the premises would not be too loud.
· The applicant would be present at the premises to ensure that the licensing regulations would be met.
· The applicant was aware of all the licensing objectives; the prevention of nuisance, the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and prevention of children from harm.
In response to questions from Members, the applicant and his representative informed the Sub-Committee that:
· No live music would be played at the premises from 00:00.
· Music would be played using a CD player.
· Live music would not be played.
· ‘Ordinary’ music would be played.
· Alcohol would be served via table service and also at the bar.
· If a patron was to come into the restaurant, sit at the bar and have a drink, then ... view the full minutes text for item 4a
The Chair stated that the Sub-Committee was of the view that it could not properly discharge its functions absent of the applicant’s presence at the meeting.As the premises was located inside the Clapham Impact Zone, it was considered to be in the public interestthat the Sub-Committee hear from the applicant and that she be available to answer questions about the proposal. The Sub-Committee decided to adjourn the application in accordance with the Hearing Regulations and a date for the adjourned hearing was given for this purpose.
RESOLVED: That the application be adjourned and heard on 2 April 2020.
The Sub-Committee resolved to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the below item of business on the grounds that it involved the disclosure of exempt information as defined at paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Mr Andrew Daniel Leahy
Adjournment and Decision
At 8:31pm, 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 refuse the application.
RESOLVED: To refuse the application.