Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday 17 March 2022 7.00 pm

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No. Item


Election of Chair


    Councillor Linda Bray replaced Councillor Becca Thackray on the Sub-Committee.


    MOVED by Councillor Martin Tiedemann, SECONDED by Councillor Linda Bray.


    RESOLVED: 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.



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

Strategic Director of Residents Services

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 0207 926 4103



135 South Lambeth Road London SW8 1XB (Stockwell Ward) pdf icon PDF 321 KB

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    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 of the Licensing Objectives (Policies 1, 3, 4, 8 and 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 paragraphs 5.10 and 5.11 of the report on page 4 of the agenda papers.


    Mrs Pam Riley, Licensing Officer, informed the Sub-Committee that:

    • This was an application for a new premises licence at 135 South Lambeth Road.
    • The applicant was seeking authorisation for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises, Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 23:00, having previously applied for 08:00 to 23:30 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 to 02:00 Friday to Sunday. 
    • The opening hours for the premises were proposed as Monday to Wednesday 07:00 to 03:00.
    • Seven representations had been made against the application from the Licensing Authority, one local Councillor, three residents and two from local businesses.
    • Mr Daniel Embaye, applicant, Miss Bina Patel, Licensing Authority, Mr K Mathivathanan, Licence Holder/DPS, South Lambeth Food and Wine and Mr K Rasavathanan, Director of the local business South Lambeth Food and Wine were in attendance.
    • Two local residents had also confirmed that they would be present.  
    • Details of the application could be found on pages 13 to 21 and representations from 23 to 27 to 36 of the agenda.


    A map and photographs of the premises had been circulated to Members.


    Presentation by the Applicant


    The Chair asked Mr Daniel Embaye, applicant to clarify the nature of his business and to explain why he had applied for an alcohol licence.


    In response, Mr Embaye, applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:

    • He had worked at the premises for the past few months and decided to apply for a licence to keep the business afloat.
    • Customers had made enquiries whether alcohol was available at the premises.
    • The premises currently opened from 08:00 to 22:00.
    • He had five years’ experience working in an off licence at Premier Food and Wine, located nearby but, the licence had been revoked.


    In response to further questions from Members, Mr Embaye, applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:

    • He would like to sell alcohol at the premises until 23:00 and close at 03:00 but to prevent any noise issues, he had accepted to close by 23:00.
    • As there were groceries and meat at the premises, he now wished to open from 07:00 and close at 00:00.
    • Regarding the operation hours for the premises, Mr Embaye confirmed that he now wished to both sell alcohol and close the premises at 23:00 or by 00:00.
    • Two staff members currently worked at the premises but, if the licence was granted, this would increase to three to ensure the health and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3a