Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 12 July 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

    Minutes:

    MOVED by Councillor Becca Thackray, SECONDED by Councillor Fred Cowell

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Emma Nye be elected 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 225 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021 and 17 June 2021 as a correct record of the proceedings.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 27 May 2021 and 17 June 2021 would be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of proceedings.

 

4.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 215 KB

 

Strategic Director, Residents Services

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103

Email: bpatel@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

4a

14 Market Row, London, SW9 8LD, (Coldharbour) pdf icon PDF 320 KB

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    Minutes:

    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 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 of the report on page 30 of the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·      This was an application for a new premises licence.

    ·      The premises had applied for the sale of alcohol for consumption both on and off the premises between 10:00-23:00 Monday to Sunday.

    ·      Opening times for the premises would be Sunday to Wednesday 10:00 to 23:00 and 10:00 - 23:30 Thursday to Saturday.

    ·      Representations had been received from the licensing authority and one local councillor.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

     

    Mr Rob Jephcote, representing the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that: 

     

    ·      The premises would act as small experimental sister unit to the main restaurant and cocktail bar located at Unit 12, First Floor, Market Row for which a separate application had been submitted.

    ·      The premises would be operate like a boutique wine bar and a shop.

    ·      The premises would offer award winning luxury bottle cocktails and have a counter unit with poser tables providing staff the opportunity to educate customers on how the business created unique award winning cocktails.

    ·      Patrons could also try samples of cocktails before purchase.

    ·      The premises would offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails within the premises and would allow patrons to sit and sip cocktails on one of the tables. There would be no vertical drinking.

    ·      All bottles sold would be gift wrapped in sustainably sourced wrapping paper.

    ·      During the summer months, patrons would be offered traditional frozen Mexican cocktails and passers-by will be given samples in paper cups to consume while they shopped.

    ·      The aim of the business was to operate like a luxury wine bar or wine shop.

    ·      The business had a signature cocktail that had been awarded the UK Cocktail of the Year 2020.

    ·      The business was also home to the seventh best cocktail in the world and this would be a great addition to the market. 

    ·      The premises would bring people together in a positive way.

     

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

     

    ·      Providing samples for patrons whilst they shopped was something that the applicant would consider retracting.

    ·      The applicant would accept a condition whereby any off-sales of alcohol would be sold in a sealed bottle container, rather than a paper cup.

    ·      Any kind of music played would be very light background music. There would be no live music or entertainment at the premises

    ·      The premises was small and could only seat six people due to its size.

    ·      The adjoining restaurant to the premises could offer snacks to go with the alcohol samples. It was expected that patrons would buy samples of the alcohol before buying  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

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Friends of Mine, Ground Floor, 382 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LF (Coldharbour) pdf icon PDF 329 KB

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    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 of the report on page 71 of the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:      

    ·      This was an application to vary a premises licence so that the premises could operate as a restaurant.

    ·      The application sought to alter the layout of the premises including the addition of the use of the outside area and the rear garden.

    ·      The applicant sought the permission of the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises by removing condition 12.

    ·      The applicant sought to revise condition 20 so that after an employee left the business, his or her employment documents would be retained at the business’ head office.

    ·      The applicant sought to revise condition 23 regarding the capacity of the premises.

    ·      The applicant sought to revise condition 24 regarding patrons smoking outside the premises.

    ·      The applicant sought late night refreshment until 00:00 Monday-Thursday and until 02:00 Friday and Saturday.

    ·      The applicant sought to extend the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises until 00:00 Monday-Thursday and until 02:00 Friday and Saturday.

    ·      The applicant sought to amend opening hours so the premises would be open Sunday-Thursday 06:00- 00:00 and Friday and Saturday 06:00-02:30.

    ·      Representations had been received from the Licensing Authority, one resident and two businesses. 

     

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    Mr Gazmir Metushi and his representative Mr Bobby Holder informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·      The applicant’s business had struggled through the coronavirus crisis.

    ·      The use of the garden area had saved the viability of the business.

    ·      In the past few months, there had not been a single patron sitting inside.

    ·      The only parts of the premises in use were the garden and front tables.

    ·      The premises would add value to the area if the licence was granted.

    ·      The applicant had considered the application carefully and submitted conditions to ensure that the least amount of disturbance could be caused to neighbours.

    ·      The applicant was also aware of the busy area of Coldharbour and had submitted an appropriate application.

    ·      The conditions offered by the applicant were in line with government regulations.

    ·      The applicant was a successful businessman and the conditions offered by the applicant followed government regulations.

    ·      At present, the applicant was operating on new government guidelines and had submitted a planning application.

    ·      The applicant had franchises in Brixton, Herne Hill and other areas of London.

    ·      Premises staff were well trained and since the applicant had taken over, the area had improved and was cleaner.

    ·      The applicant cared about the residents and his business. He tried his best to keep the premises as safe and clean as possible.

     

    In response to questions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4b

5.

Consideration of Objections to Temporary Event Notices pdf icon PDF 214 KB

    A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police regarding Temporary Event Notices (TEN). Section 105 (2)(a) (of the Licensing Act 2003 [part5]) requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given.

     

    The Chair is of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days’ notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

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Arch 25, Handel Business Centre, 73 Bondway, SW8 1SQ (Oval) pdf icon PDF 299 KB