Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday 17 December 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Contact: Nazyer Choudhury, Democratic Services,  020 7926 0028, Email:

No. Item


Election of Chair


    Councillor Joshua Lindsey replaced Councillor Fred Cowell on the Sub-Committee.


    MOVED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed, SECONDED by Councillor Linda Bray.


    RESOLVED: That Councillor Joshua Lindsey be elected as Chair of 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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 348 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17 November 2020 be approved 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 216 KB

Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103





102 Hamilton Road, London SE27 9SF (Gipsy Hill Ward) pdf icon PDF 526 KB

    Additional documents:


    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, Policies 16, 14, Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 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 5.10 to 5.11 of the report on page 16 of the agenda papers.


    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·         This was a new application submitted by Mr Martin McDonough and Mr John Rice.

    ·         The application was for the sale of alcohol for online delivery. 

    ·         Copies of the application and plan could be found on pages 27 to 38 of the agenda papers.

    ·         The applicant had agreed to the additional conditions proposed by the Licensing Authority which could be found on pages 39 to 40 of the agenda papers.

    ·         The application had attracted 31 representations from local residents and two from responsible authorities, Public Protection and the Licensing Department.  The representations were based on the four licensing objectives prevention of public nuisance; prevention of crime and disorder; public safety and protection of children from harm.  Copies of the representations could be found on pages 41 to 107 of the agenda papers.

    ·         The applicant had provided additional supporting documents which had been circulated to all parties.


    A map and photographs of the premises were circulated to members.


    Presentation by the Applicant


    The applicant, Mr Martin McDonough informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·         He had been a resident of the area for 35 years but had recently returned from China.

    ·         Since his return from China, he had been trying to obtain work and currently worked as a courier from his garage for the past eight months, for Deliveroo and Uber Eats at the weekend.

    ·         Only one neighbour raised an issue regarding the application.  However, on accessing his Facebook account, he was shocked to learn that 31 objections had been received.

    ·         The application was similar to other people that operated a delivery service from their homes.

    ·         He had agreed to all the conditions, including the reduced operating time suggested by the Council.

    ·         He looked on Facebook and found that the Sub-Committee Chair’s wife had raised an objection regarding the application, outlining that violence issues would occur.

    ·         He had not been approached by residents regarding the application. 

    ·         The delivery service would be operated from his garage.

    ·         He required work as he would like his wife and dogs to join him in the UK.

    ·         He had been doing a delivery service for the past eight months and no complaints from residents had been received.

    ·         No issues with parking or waste issues had occurred.

    ·         He felt that the application was doomed to fail, as his neighbour had not approached him regarding the application but, instead, contacted other residents.

    ·         He had no intention to carry out any deliveries until 03:00 and had agreed to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a