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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Rezina Chowdhury, SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed
RESOLVED: That Councillor Emma Nye 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.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2020 be approved as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity
Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103
This application was withdrawn from the agenda.
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 and 15 of the Statutory Guidance, and to section 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 16 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 6.2 of the report on pages 53 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· The applicant was seeking a licence from Sunday-Thursday 09:00 – 00:00 and Friday-Saturday 09:00 – 02:00.
· The premises would be closed to the public half an hour after the terminal hour of licensable activity.
· A Ward Councillor and a resident had made a representation against the application.
· Four residents had made representations in support of the application.
· Details of the application could be found on pages 55 to 75 of the agenda papers.
· Plans of the premises could be found on pages 77-79 of the agenda papers.
· Representations could be found on pages 65-103 of the agenda papers.
· Proposed conditions from the Licensing Authority could be found on pages 119 to 123 of the agenda papers.
· The applicant had provided additional representations.
· The applicant had engaged with the Licensing Authority and most of the conditions had been agreed except for one or two in total.
Presentation by the applicant.
The applicant, Mr Clement Ogbonnaya and the applicant’s representative, Mr Gary Grant informed the Sub-Committee that:
· Additional papers had been submitted and he had hoped that the Sub-Committee had taken the time to have read them. It had taken Mr Grant 90 minutes to read the papers and he had already been familiar with the material.
· The only areas of controversy between the parties was regarding the operations of the premises on Friday and Saturday night but it was difficult to address these issues adequately in five minutes and he would need 20 minutes to be able to do this properly.
The Chair stated that the discussion would be led by the Sub-Committee and that the applicant and the applicant’s representative would have five minutes to raise any key points followed by questions from the Sub-Committee.
The applicant, Mr Clement Ogbonnaya and the applicant’s representative Mr Gary Grant informed the Sub-Committee that:
· Mr Grant wished to have his request to speak for 20 minutes minuted.
· The premises had been closed down for three years but had first opened in 1881.
· The applicant had been discouraged from obtaining a licence for the Prince Of Peckham, but the premises had improved since the applicant had taken it over.
· The applicant had been named Publican of the Year and would not be able to replicate his previous success unless he was granted the hours he had applied for.
· There was a £500,000 investment that was due to go into the premises.
· The hours that had been applied for were important as otherwise the applicant would not ... view the full minutes text for item 4b