Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday 22 April 2022 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Election of Chair


    MOVED by Councillor Jon Davies, SECONDED by Councillor Emma Nye


    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.




Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence

Strategic Director of Residents Services

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 0207 926 4103



Gopuff Unit 25 Zennor Road London SW12 0PS pdf icon PDF 440 KB

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    Presentation by the Licensing Officer


    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a variation to the current 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, 5, 8, 16, 17 of the Statement of Licensing Policy, as the chapters and sections that were particularly relevant to this application. The options available to the Sub-Committee were set out in paragraph 6.1 of the report on page 5.


    In response to questions from Members the Licensing Officer, Mr Ola Owojori, confirmed:


    ·         This was an application to vary the current premises licence, to extend the hours of activities, the sale of alcohol off the premises to 24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday.

    ·         The application was submitted on behalf of Fancy Delivery UK Limited.

    ·         In attendance was Marcus Lavell, representing the applicant, accompanied by Stefanie Webb and Alexzandra Robertson-Walker.

    ·         Representations against the application had been received from Public Protection, the Metropolitan Police, and the Licensing Authority.

    ·         PC Dave Watson was in attendance on behalf of the Metropolitan Police.

    ·         Keith Badrick was in attendance on behalf of Public Protection

    ·         A representative of the Licensing Authority was not in attendance.

    ·         Representations could be found at pages 7 to 13 of the report. 

    ·         A copy of the existing premises license could be found at pages 15 to 25 of the report.

    ·         Representations from the authorities could be found at pages 27 to 36 of the report.

    ·         Subsequent to the publication of the report, an additional submission had been provided by the applicant and forwarded to all Members of the Sub-Committee and responsible authorities.


    Presentation by the Applicant


    Mr Marcus Lavell, representing to applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:


    ·         The standard policy framework for traditional off-licence premises addressed issues of street drinking through limited opening hours, while Gopuff was a delivery service that did not encourage street drinking.

    ·         Gopuff was the world’s largest operator of licensed delivery services.

    ·         Gopuff delivered to the customer’s door and offered a full suite of groceries and convenience items, including licensed alcoholic beverages.

    ·         The business currently traded until 02:00 hours for purposes of delivery but ceased delivery of alcohol at 00:00 hours.

    ·         This site was originally owned by Johnstone’s Decorating Centre  and acquired by Gopuff as part of its UK expansion.

    ·         The original trading hours agreed within the license had been purchased from the previous owners.


    In response to questions from Members, Mr Lavell confirmed:


    ·         The applicant believed that it harmed the brand if the full suite of items were not available for all hours of trading, therefore a 24-hour license was sought.

    ·         Condition 27 on the existing licence was not necessarily the applicant’s preference and they would agree to apply the standard wording regarding delivery of alcohol to residential and business addresses. 

    ·         Gopuff was not a delivery service for house parties and the prime hours for trading were between 17:00 to 21:00 hours, as people return from work.

    ·         Extending the hours for the sale  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3a