Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 12 October 2020 2.00 pm

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

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

    Minutes:

    MOVED by Councillor Becca Thackray, SECONDED by Councillor Marcia Cameron,

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Fred Cowell be appointed Chair for the meeting.

     

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 196 KB

    To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 18 September 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18 September 2020 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.

     

4.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Strategic Director, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103

Email: bpatel@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee heard the applications in the following order: 4b, 4c and 4a.

4a

Alianca, 56 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BG (Clapham Common Ward) pdf icon PDF 531 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Legal Officer informed the Sub-Committee that one resident who had objected to the application on page 55 of the agenda papers, Ms Porter, worked for Lambeth Council and he had provided Legal advice to her as a professional.

     

    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, 9, 10 and 16 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Chapter 5 (policies 1, 3, 4 and 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 6.1 of the report on page 24 of the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·      This was an application to vary the premises licence under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003.

    ·      The application was submitted on 23 July 2020.

    ·      The applicant sought to increase the number of hours alcohol would be sold and increase the hours of late-night refreshment on Friday and Saturday 12:00 – 03:00.

    ·      The current premises licence permitted the sale of alcohol until 00:00 and permitted late night refreshment until 01:00.

    ·      The applicant had received five representations. They included Licensing, Police, Public Protection and two other individuals.

    ·      Since the report had been published, one of the residents had supplied 16 videos and one photograph to support his representation. This had been circulated to all relevant parties.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    Mr Premtim Zucolli, the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·      The premises was no longer known as Alianca.

    ·      The premises was the Park Road Community Centre and it was a family run business.

    ·      He worked at the premises with his mother, his sister and his cousin.

    ·      The premises was a community centre more than it was anything else.

    ·      He wanted a late-night refreshment licence to be able to make the business viable as the business had experienced a downturn in recent months and needed revenue to pay rent charges and salaries.

     

    At this point in the proceedings, the Chair informed the Sub-Committee that the variation application, even if it was granted, would not affect the current government regulations (Regulation 5) restricting all licensable activity until 22:00.

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

    ·      When he had taken over the premises, it was not the most positive venue in the area.

    ·      Many people frequented the area generally and the premises had been redesigned into a family-orientated environment and attracted a different demographic of people from when the premises had been run by previous licence holders.

    ·      The premises was gradually heading towards a direction that he wished for it to go. He hoped to turn it into a lounge-style bistro where patrons could get something to eat, get something to drink and a place where patrons could sit. Food served at the premises would include snacks and sweets, perhaps before patrons headed into the High Street. If individuals did not wish to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

4b

The Courtyard, 17 Bellefields Road, London SW9 9UH (Ferndale Ward) pdf icon PDF 456 KB

4c

Olives and Meze, 131 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7SS (Clapham Town Ward) pdf icon PDF 534 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    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 to Chapter 5 (policies 1, 3, 4 and 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 6.2 of the report on page 110 of the agenda papers.

               

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·      This was an application to extend the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol and provision of late-night refreshment.

    ·      The application was submitted to be heard on 24 September 2020. The application was deferred to today’s meeting as the applicant had not been present at the previous meeting.

    ·      The application sought to remove embedded restrictions 1-7a and b with retention of the first part of condition 7. 

    ·      A copy of the application could be found on pages 111-120 of the agenda papers. 

    ·      Four representations had been received. Three were from Responsible Authorities, Licensing, Public Protection and the Police. The other was from Councillor Linda Bray.

    ·      The representations could be found at pages 121 -132 of the agenda papers.

    ·      At the time of the original hearing on 24 September 2020, the applicant provided supporting documents to confirm a reduction of hours and these could be found on pages 133-146 of the agenda papers.  

    ·      Additional supporting documents had been submitted by the applicant which included modification of conditions and amendments to the application.

    ·      The applicant now wished to vary the operating hours for Thursdays so that the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol would be 01:00.

    ·      The applicant also wished to vary the terminal hour for late night refreshment on Thursday until 02:00. The terminal hour for late night refreshment on Friday and Saturday would be 03:00.

    ·      The variation would last until 30 September 2021.  All additional documents had been sent to all parties regarding the application.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    The applicant, Mr Elmas Ertugrul and his representative, Mr Thomas O'Maoileoin, informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      The modifications to the license would affect Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    ·      If the application made for Thursday nights was granted, it would simply mirror what was already permitted on Friday and Saturday which would be an additional hour for the sale of alcohol and an additional two hours for late night refreshment. This would mean that the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol would be 01:00 and the terminal hour for late night refreshment would be 02:00.

    ·      The applicant was seeking to increase the terminal hour of late-night refreshment by one hour so that the terminal hour would be 03:00 on Friday and Saturday.

     

    At this point in the proceedings, the Chair informed the Sub-Committee that the variation application, even if it was granted by the Sub-Committee, would not affect the current regulations (Regulation 5) restricting all licensable activity until 22:00.

     

    Mr Ertugrul and Mr O'Maoileoin  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4c