Agenda and minutes

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1.

Election of Chair

    Minutes:

    MOVED by Councillor Iran Mohammed SECONDED Councillor Claire Holland, and

     

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Linda Bray chair the meeting.

     

    The Chair explained that due to the late arrival of one Member, it had been agreed that the meeting be adjourned until 8pm, to give sufficient time to read the papers.

     

     

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.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 4 and 23 July 2019 as correct records of the proceedings.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 4 and 23 July 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as correct records of the proceedings.

 

4.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 111 KB

(Report and appendices)

 

Strategic Director, Resident Services

Contact: Bina Patel, Principal Licensing Officer, Public Protection and Regulatory Services, 020 7926 4103

Email: bpatel@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

4a

Co-op, 245 Brixton Road, London SW9 6LJ (Vassall Ward) pdf icon PDF 277 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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Chapter 5, Policies 1, 7 and 8, Appendices 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10 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 5.7 and 5.8 of the report on pages 15 and 16.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    • Under the Licensing Act 2003, a variation application was submitted on 10 June 2019 in respect of Co-op, 245 Brixton Road. 
    • The application sought to vary the premises licence for the sale of alcohol on Monday to Sunday 06:00-23:00. 
    • Since the report had been published, the applicant had amended the hours for the sale of alcohol on Monday to Sunday to 07:00-23:00.
    • The opening hours for the premises Monday to Sunday 06:00-23:00 remain unchanged.
    • Three representations were originally received against the application from the Licensing Authority, Metropolitan Police Service and a local councillor.  The representations were based on all four of the licensing objectives (Prevention of Public Nuisance, Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety and Protection of Children from Harm).  Details could be found on pages 47 to 51 of the agenda papers.
    • As a result of the applicant amending its hours to 07:00, the Metropolitan Police Service had subsequently withdrawn their representation.
    • In attendance for the application was Mr Richard Arnot, agent for the applicant and Miss Bina Patel, for the Licensing Authority.  The local councillor was unable to attend the hearing.

     

    Presentation by the Applicant

     

    Mr Richard Arnot, agent representing Pasquale, Local Area Manager for the Co-op, informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    • The Co-op was the sixth largest retailer in the UK with 78,000 people employed in over 2,000 stores and was the world’s largest consumer co-operative that consisted of 8.2m members.
    • The premises located at 245 Brixton Road opened in December 2016 and had 19 employees.  Three staff members were personal licence holders. 
    • All staff received training in relation to the Licensing Act and details were supplied in the supporting documentation provided.
    • New employees received a four-hour induction training and were required to sit an exam.  If they failed the exam they would not be able to work.  The premises also operated a ‘buddy’ system for new employees which enabled them to work alongside an experienced member of staff.  
    • A lock-down system also operated at the premises to prevent new employees selling alcohol regardless if they successfully passed their exams or their buddy was happy with them.  Lock-down lasted for four weeks they were only released from this period and allowed to sell alcohol if management were content.
    • Regardless of an employee’s length of service, they were required to undertake two refresher training per year and complete an exam.  If the premises was not happy with an employee’s performance they returned to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

4b

Mama V's, 10 Voltaire Road, London, SW4 6DH (Clapham Town Ward) pdf icon PDF 278 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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Chapter 5, Principals and Policy 7 and Policy 1 Applications, Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and Principles and Policies 13, and Policy 7 Cumulative Impact 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 5.7 and 5.8 the report on pages 15 and 16.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    • This was an application for variation of a premises licence for Mama V’s, 10 Voltaire Road.
    • The application had been submitted by Mr Stuart Gibson on behalf of the licensee Ms Vanessa Lancelloti.
    • The variation sought to allow the premises to utilise the outside seating area of the front patio of the premises.
    • The use of the outdoor area would be for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises Sunday-Thursday 11:00 to 20:00 and Friday-Saturday 11:00 to 22:00.
    • Two representations had been received against the application from the Licensing Authority and the Metropolitan Police Licensing Unit.
    • In attendance for the applicant was Mr Stuart Dixon; Miss Bina Patel and PC Hannah Eldridge.

     

    Presentation by the Applicant

     

    Mr Stuart Gibson, representing the applicant Ms Vanessa Lancelloti informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    • The current licence allowed alcohol to be sold up until 10.00 pm seven days’ week and on-sales of to take place inside the premises.  However, the objections received mentioned extended hours but there were no extended hours in the application.
    • The application seeks to utilise the outside forecourt area outside the front of the premises to allow people to sit outside until 8.30pm Sunday to Thursday and 10pm Friday to Saturday.
    • Alcohol could only be consumed with food.
    • The outside area was currently being used by customers.  Therefore, the Sub-Committee needed to determine whether serving alcohol outside would undermine the four licensing objectives, despite the applicant’s belief that it would not. 
    • A request had been made to remove condition 12 from Annex 3 on the current premises licence which relates to alcohol not being consumed outside the premises at any time, should be removed.
    • The premises had operated with a licence since 6 November 2018 and despite objections made by responsible authorities, the application was granted.
    • Since its operation, no problems had been reported. 
    • No evidence had been submitted to suggest that because people sat outside most of the week, problems would arise.
    • Prior to the application being granted on 6 November 2018, the premises was granted 19 Temporary Event Notices (TENs) which included use of the outside area for patrons to drink and eat for longer hours than what had been requested.  No issues had been reported in relation to the TENs.  This clearly showed that the type of clientele that frequented the premises would not compromise the licensing objectives.
    • He appreciated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4b

4c

Plane Tree Hospitality Limited, 441 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LN (Coldharbour Ward) pdf icon PDF 275 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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Chapter 5, Principals and Policies 7, Appendices 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 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 5.7 and 5.8 the report on pages 15 and 16.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    • This was an application for variation of the premises licence for Plane Tree Hospitality Ltd. (trading as Mikos), 411 Coldharbour Lane. 
    • The application sought to extend the hours for late night refreshment. 
    • Originally the application was for Friday and Saturday 23:00 to 04:00; Sunday to Wednesday 23:00 to 01:00 and Thursday 23:00 to 02:00.
    • Following mediation the applicant had offered to reduce the terminal hour to 01:00 Monday to Thursday; 02:00 Friday and Saturday and 00:00 on Sunday.
    • One representation had been received against the application from the Licensing Authority based on all four licensing objectives (public nuisance; prevention of crime and disorder; public safety and protection of children from harm).   
    • In attendance were Miss Bina Patel from Licensing and Mr Hugo Ushida, applicant.

     

    Presentation by the Applicant

     

    Mr Hugo Ushida, Founder and Director, informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    • The premises was a Greek restaurant that predominately sold food with alcohol contributing to 5% of the sales.
    • The premises licence allowed sales to take place until 11.30pm to ensure that the four licensing objectives were met.
    • A second site in located in Brixton Town Centre had recently opened. 
    • The demand for Greek kebabs from customers were predominately received mostly at night.  Therefore an application had been submitted to cater for that demand.
    • He liaised with Ms Riley from the Licensing team that provided assistance with his application.  He had also asked on numerous occasions for recommendations from Miss Patel for inclusion in the licence to meet the four licensing objectives.  Therefore, he would be willing to discuss with the Licensing team on extra precautions the premises could take.  For example, whether the premises needed to hire security guards similar to KFC and McDonalds situated nearby. 
    • He understood the concerns raised by the Council but the premises did everything to accord with the licence.

     

    In response to questions from Members, Mr Ushida confirmed:

     

    ·         At present customers were able to sit down to eat their meal.  It was his understanding that the licence had A5 use (take-away food) and A3 use (sale of food or drink for consumption on/off the premises) but this was dependant on the recommendations from licensing.

    ·         Customers preferred to visit the restaurant to purchase their food but the premises also undertook deliveries.

    ·         Staff currently picked up litter during the morning outside the premises but arrangements could be made for staff to clear any rubbish before the premises closed. 

     

    At this point, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4c