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Election of Chair
RESOLVED: That Councillor Emma Nye be elected as 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 5 November 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5 November 2020 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity
Contact: Bina Patel, Principal Licensing Officer, 020 7926 4103
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for a new premises license seeking the sale of alcohol from 11:00 to 23:00.
· The application could be found on pages 17-24 of the agenda papers.
· The layout of the premises could be found on page 25 of the agenda papers.
· The applicant had discussed the application with the Licensing team and had agreed additional conditions. This could be found on pages 27-31 of the agenda papers.
· The applicant had agreed to change the entrance of the premises to Beadman Street from Ernest Avenue.
· The layout of the premises could be found on page 32 of the agenda papers.
· There were 20 representations received in respect of the application. These could be found on pages 33-55 of the agenda papers.
· The applicant had provided a link to some supporting documentation for the application, which had received 402 signatures in support of the application.
· There had also been representations made in support of the application. These could be found on pages 57-61 of the agenda papers.
The applicant, Mr Sim Cotton, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· He had set up the business six years ago, with his brother, which was based in Gipsy Hill.
· The business was a small craft brewery which sold a variety of different beers.
· The business sold to pubs and restaurants. This included local pubs.
· The business also sold directly to residents.
· The business employed 20 people locally. The alcohol was brewed and packed in Gipsy Hill.
· The premises was to be used as a warehouse and distribution centre. The Tap Room was a small part of the building which would sell directly to patrons.
· He lived locally in West Norwood.
· He had a young family and it was important that the business built relationships with the community.
· He had friends and was well acquainted with the local businesses in the area.
· The premises was not to be used as a bar where people would simply drink, but a place where people could gather and engage with each other where the business made its local beers.
· The premises would be a family friendly place and would appeal to people with young families to be patrons at the premises, try the beers made and to take beer away.
· He understood that there was a lot of concern from the local mosque. However, the entrance to and exit from the premises would only be on Beadman Street.
· The premises was around the corner from the mosque, but ... view the full minutes text for item 4a
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for a new premises licence.
· The application sought late night refreshment from 23:00-23:30 all week.
· The premises also sought the sale of alcohol from 12:00 to 23:30.
· The application could be found on page 69-79 of the agenda papers and the layout of the premises could be found on page 80.
· Discussions had been held between the Licensing team and the applicant and the applicant had agreed to additional conditions which could be found on pages 83- 84 the agenda papers.
· One representation had been made against the application from a resident and this could be found on page 85-86 of the agenda papers.
Presentation by the applicant
Mr Zavon Hines, the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· He wanted to start up a café lounge as a family business.
· He had previously been occupied as a footballer and had played at the Premier League level.
· He wished to start a new business which was a dream for himself and his family.
· He wished to start a café which was supposed to have an atmosphere of being at home whilst away from home.
· He had not been able to consult with all residents in the area but his desire was to be able to get feedback from everybody.
· The business was something that he wanted to do for his family.
In response to questions from Members, Mr Hines informed the Sub-Committee that:
· His father had owned a pub when he was a child, but was unable to continue due to health issues.
· His business partner had her own cake shop.
· He had consulted with the objector to the application and had held a conversation with her on the premises with his business partner.
· The objector had arrived at the premises to hold a meeting and explanations had been provided to her as to what the business was attempting to achieve. All parties spoke for approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
· He was aware that the objector had lived in the area for a while and he had tried to reassure her that the business was trying to do its best for the community.
· As one would walk into the premises, there would be a sofa along the wall and tables along the wall so that there would be space in the area. There would also be a reception booth which would not be too large in order to maintain the space at the premises. There would be two or three roundtables in the ... view the full minutes text for item 4b