Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 6 September 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Contact: Nazyer Choudhury, Democratic Services,  020 7926 0028, Email: nchoudhury@lambeth.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

    Minutes:

    MOVED by Councillor Philip Normal, SECONDED by Councillor Emma Nye

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Fred Cowell be elected Chair for the meeting. 

     

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.

3.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 352 KB

 

Strategic Director, Residents Services

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103

Email: bpatel@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

3a

Zapp, 19 East Place, SE27 9JW (Gipsy Hill) pdf icon PDF 494 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    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 16 of the Statutory Guidance, and to section 5 (Policies 1,3, 4, 8 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 of the report on page 11 of the agenda papers.

     

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·      This was an application for a new premises licence. 

    ·      The applicant sought to permit the sale of alcohol from Monday to Sunday 24 hours a day.

    ·      The applicant had agreed a condition whereby alcohol would only be delivered from 08:00 to 00:00 as stated in proposed condition 36.

    ·      The application had received five representations originally but the Licensing Authority, Public Protection and the Police had withdrawn their objections following conditions that had been agreed between all parties.

    ·      There were two remaining objections submitted by residents however neither confirmed their intention to attend the meeting.

    ·      Representations against the application could be found on pages 25-39 of the agenda papers.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    The applicant, Mr Nils Howland and his representative, Mr Robert Botkai informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·      This was an application for a premises that would not be actively used by patrons as the premises would have no physical customers.

    ·      All deliveries to customers would be made to their homes via the use of electric bikes and only small vans would be used for deliveries coming into the premises.

    ·      The business operated a Challenge 25 policy and the applicant had agreed conditions with the Police, the Licensing Authority and Public Protection.

    ·      The application was in line with three previous applications which had been granted by the Sub-Committee.

    ·      In relation to the remaining objections, two residents had made representations, but it was difficult to see how these residents would be impacted by the premises.

    ·      In relation to concerns regarding street drinking, the applicant would be delivering alcohol directly to people’s homes and alcohol was not the only product that the business sold as the business also sold other goods.

    ·      In relation to the premises being located in a cul-de-sac, the business did not make excessive amounts of deliveries per day.

    ·      In relation to the concern regarding street urination, the business would provide delivery drivers with toilets that they could use at the premises and there would be no reason for drivers to be using the outside area at any time when not making deliveries.

    ·      The business would not contribute to concerns regarding drugs and alcohol as the business was effectively a storage distribution facility and would have a physical presence.

    ·      The business was projecting that deliveries would be made with electric vehicles in the future.

     

    In response to questions from Members, Mr Howland and Mr Botkai informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      Condition 29 related to deliveries being made into the premises. 

    ·      Whenever a sale of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3a

3b

Stars Square, 43 - 45 Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2TJ (Tulse Hill) pdf icon PDF 324 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    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 section 5 (Policies 1,3, 4, 8 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 of the report on page 53 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

    ·      This was an application for a new premises licence.

    ·      The premises would be operated as a bar and restaurant with a takeaway facility. 

    ·      The applicant was seeking the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises from 12:00-23:00 Monday to Saturday and 12:00-22:00 on Sundays.

    ·      The application also sought late night refreshment Monday to Saturday from 23:00 to 00:00.

    ·      The operating hours would be from 08:00 to 00:00 Monday to Saturday and on 08:00 to 23:00 on Sunday. 

    ·      A total of 21 representations had been made against the application including from the Licensing Authority, Police and Public Protection. A total of 18 residents had objected to the application.

    ·      Two of the objectors had submitted additional representations.

     

    Presentation by the applicant

    In response to questions from Members, the applicant Ms Mireille Bazzani informed the Sub-Committee that:

    ·      The premises would operate as a bar restaurant and a lounge and would serve hot food, alcohol and soft drinks.

    ·      She had only found out later that the premises did not have a licence after she had taken it over.

    ·      She had taken possession of the premises in November 2020.

    ·      In relation to the flyer that could be found on page 85 of the agenda papers, she had given a notice for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for the event on 9 July 2021. The business had given notice for a TEN on all events that had taken place at the premises.

     

    At 2:59pm, the Sub-Committee adjourned to address a minor technical issue and resumed at 3:04pm.

    In response to questions from Members, Ms Bazzani informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      The premises was not running a nightclub, but had run events and birthdays.

    ·      The premises was not being run as a nightclub, but was in fact a restaurant. 

    ·      There were many restaurants which ran in different ways. For example, some restaurants had live music. 

    ·      One complaint had been received from an individual living directly above the premises pertaining to loud music. The music had been stopped and no music had been played since.

    ·      The flyer pictured on page 85 of the premises was not representative of how the premises would conduct its business. It had previously been the case that events would be combined as part of the restaurant, but since complaints had been received, the business had changed the way the premises would be run.

    ·      The premises would not host any events similar to the one displayed on page 85 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The applicant would accept the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3b