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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Jon Davies, SECONDED by Councillor Rezina Chowdhury
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.
There were none.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2022 and 17 March 2022 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3 March 2021 and 17 March 2021 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth
Contact: Robert Gardner, Principal Licensing Officer, 020 7926 6122
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, 10 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 1, 3, 4, 8, 15, 17 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 20.
Mr Ola Owojori, Licensing Officer, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· This was an application for a new premises licence for Brxtn Studios at 404 to 406 Coldharbour Lane.
· The applicant originally sought licensing authorisation for regulated entertainment, sale of alcohol and late-night refreshments, Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 00:30, with opening hours from 10:00 to 01:00.
· Subsequent to the publication of the report and following representation against the application, the applicant had written to the objectors, and the application had been revised to include the following changes: Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 23:00 and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 00:00 with revised opening hours from Sunday to Thursday 10:00 to 23:30 and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 00:30.
· There were 14 representations received against the application including one from a local councillor, twelve from local residents, and one from the licensing authority.
· Mr Jack Spiegler was present as the Agent to the Applicant, Mr Chris Bourchier, who was also present.
· Ms Bina Patel was present representing the licensing authority.
· No local residents confirmed attendance to the hearing.
· The application can be found in the report on pages 23-36, the plan for the premises on page 37, the representation against the application on pages 39-61.
· The correspondence from the applicant amending the application had been forwarded to all interested parties.
Presentation by the Applicant
The Chair asked Mr Jack Spiegler, representing the applicant to clarify the nature of the business and premises.
In response, Mr Jack Spiegler informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The premises was located on the first floor with access within Market Row. There was a fire escape leading into Coldharbour Lane, but access will be predominantly through the Market Row entrance. It won’t be immediately obviously to members of the public passing by as there was no shop front.
· Regarding the type of business, the premises had been used, and it was the applicant’s intention to continue for it to be used as a multi-use community space. The space also had sound proofed recording studios to grant aspiring artists a platform to show cast talent. Some of the events have involved licensed activities, such as a small bar set up with contactless payment for beer and wine. Other activities would require no licensed activities.
In response to questions from Members, Mr Jack Spiegler confirmed:
· There were concerns by objectors that the type of premises proposed lacked clarity. Letters were sent out to address their concerns and invites for discussion are open.
· Key responsible authorities were consulted before submitting the application ... view the full minutes text for item 4a