Venue: TH1-12 - Lambeth Town Hall
Contact: Nazyer Choudhury, Tel: 020 7926 0028 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Philip Normal, 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 3 May 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 May 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.
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 new premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Section 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 paragraph 6.2 of the report on page 22 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for a new premises licence.
· The previous premises licence had lapsed due to the death of the licence holder.
· The applicant was seeking late night refreshment from 02:00- 05:00 Friday and Saturday
· The representations objecting against the application were from Police, Licensing Public Protection and one resident.
· Details of the application could be found on pages 23 to 44 of the agenda papers.
· Plans could be found on page 45 of the agenda papers.
· The representations could be found from page 47 to 63 of the agenda papers.
· The conditions proposed by Licensing could be found from page 65 to 66 of the agenda papers.
In response to questions from Members, Mr Leo Charalambides, representing the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The applicant had agreed to all conditions proposed by the Licensing team, with the exception of proposed conditions 8 and 11.
· The applicant felt that condition 8 could be met more extensively using the methods more usually practised by the applicant.
Presentation by the applicant
Mr Leo Charalambides representing the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The application was not new. The applicant had an established presence on the high-street and already had the benefit of extensive operating hours.
· The premises had not been previously reviewed or otherwise scrutinised by responsible authorities.
· There appeared to be a callous and artificial attempt to take advantage of a quite ordinary situation.
· The Sub-Committee should not fall into the ‘trap’ of treating the application like a new application.
· The applicant had no problem with the controlled impact zone.
· The applicant had an issue with the opportunistic attitude that had been taken by the responsible authorities subsequent to an unfortunate circumstance.
· The Licensing policy allowed for the Sub-Committee to take into account exceptional circumstances under which an application should be granted. The exceptional circumstance in this case was that the application was not a new application.
· The application was a familiar and established a presence on the high-street which had run into administrative difficulty.
· The premises had a long history which included variation applications resulting in an extension of operating hours.
· The premises had not been reviewed and had not been called in for an action plan or meeting.
· Paragraph 1.5 of the section 106 guidance informed of the key aims and purposes which were vitally important to the consideration of a licensing application. This included supporting policy and public engagement. However, it also recognised the importance of a licensed premises and its contribution to local communities, its encouragement for ... view the full minutes text for item 4a