From:                                                                            Steward, Michelle: WCC

Sent:                                                                             17 September 2019 14:44

Subject:                                                                        FW: 19/09071/LIPN - Basement 21 Rupert Street London


Dear All,


I write in connection with the premises at Basement, 21 Rupert Street, London which is due to be heard at the Licensing Sub Committee on the 19th September 2019.


Please see the email below from the Licensing Authority.


I can confirm that a copy of this email has been circulated to all interested parties and Kisi, I would be grateful if this could be forwarded to Members of the Committee and Chairman.


Kind regards




From: Gadd, Daisy: WCC
Sent: 17 September 2019 14:24
To: Steward, Michelle: WCC <>; Alun Thomas <>
Cc: Guerra, Reaz: WCC <>; Seaward, Angela: WCC <>; Lewis, Bryan: WCC <>; Deweltz, Adam: WCC <>
Subject: RE: 19/09071/LIPN - Basement 21 Rupert Street London


Hi Michelle


Thanks for your email.


The Licensing Authority, as a responsible authority, supports the adjournment request submitted by the Metropolitan Police Service and believe it is in the public interest to adjourn the hearing as the holding of additional licences has the potential to undermine the sanctions available to responsible authorities in response to a review application under the Licensing Act 2003. This would be the case if action was taken in respect of one of the licences in effect at the premises, but the premises continued to operate under the authority of a second licence which had not been affected by the review proceedings because it has been granted just days before the review hearing.


Such concerns formed the basis of the Licensing Authority’s representation to the shadow licence application for 21 Rupert Street in the first instance.


Given that there is outstanding review proceedings for 21 Rupert Street, it is believed it is in the public interest to adjourn the hearing of the shadow licence application until after the review hearing on Monday 23 September so as not to undermine the review proceedings and interim steps taken by Licensing Sub-Committee on 30 August 2019 to suspend the existing premises licence.


The Licensing Authority would appreciate that the above be circulated and put before the Chairman as the Licensing Authority’s submissions to the adjournment request of this application at Thursday’s hearing.


Kind regards


Daisy Gadd

Senior Practitioner for Licensing

Licensing Service
Public Protection and Licensing

Westminster City Council
15th Floor

Westminster City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

0207 641 2737 (Internal 2737)

0207 641 6500 (Contact Centre)


From: Steward, Michelle: WCC
Sent: 17 September 2019 14:08
To: Alun Thomas <>
Cc: Gadd, Daisy: WCC <>; Guerra, Reaz: WCC <>; Seaward, Angela: WCC <>
Subject: 19/09071/LIPN - Basement 21 Rupert Street London


Dear Alun,


Thank you for your email and letter received this morning.


Police Licensing requested an adjournment to the forthcoming Hearing for an application proposing a shadow licence for the Basement 21 Rupert Street on behalf of the Landlord, to which Police have objected. As you are aware Police have commenced Review proceedings against this premises due to an incident of serious crime and disorder in August. A full Hearing is being heard on the 23rd September to decide what action is to be taken regarding the existing premises licence and therefore the final outcome will be of significant importance as to whether a shadow licence should be granted.


The Council’s preference would be a Hearing date at some time following publication of the result of the Review proceedings.

This request was supported by the Licensing Authority.


The Licensing Authority has the power to adjourn the hearing of your Client’s application under Regulation 11(1) of the Licensing Act 2003(Hearings) Regulations 2005 where it considers it is in the public interest. 


However, as the Applicant opposes the adjournment, the Licensing Sub-Committee will determine whether the application should or should not be adjourned as a preliminary issue on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Please send the Council your submissions for opposing the application by today so that these can be circulated to all Parties in advance of the hearing. 


The Council requests that all parties are to submit their submissions by 5pm today.


Kind regards




Michelle Steward

Senior Licensing Officer

Public Protection & Licensing Department

Westminster City Council

15th Floor

64, Victoria Street

London, SW1E 6QP

Direct Line: 0207 641 1872

Call Centre (for general queries): 0207 641 6500