LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 5
Tuesday 12th November 2019
Membership: Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Aicha Less
Legal Adviser: Horatio Chance
Policy Adviser: None present
Committee Officer: Artemis Kassi
Presenting Officer: Michelle Steward
Relevant Representations: Environmental Health Service, Licensing Authority, Westminster City Inspectors and six local residents (all in support of the review application)
Present: Richard Brown (Westminster Citizen Advice Bureau on behalf of the Applicants for the review); David Steele, Andy MacKay, Lucinda MacKay, Alan Geeves and Issac Romanov (Applicants for the review); Mustafa Abdo (witness for the applicants); Anil Drayan (Environmental Health); Angela Seaward (Licensing Authority); Stephen Walsh QC (Counsel on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder); Elizabeth Southorn and Francesca Burnett Hall, Harris Hagan Solicitors (on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder); David Loewi, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chairman, Michael Farquhar, Operations Director and Leslie Kwarteng, Senior General Manager and DPS, (all on behalf of D&D London Limited and the Premises Licence Holder, 100 Wardour Limited); Euan MacKenzie, Autograph Technical Audio Engineer (on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder), Richard Vivian, Big Sky Acoustics (on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder) and Lee Montague, Cole Jarman Acoustic Experts (on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder), Racheal Ejuetami (City Inspector).
Apologies: Jane Doyle (The Soho Society)
100 Wardour, Ground Floor, Wardour Street London, W1F 0TN (“the Premises”) 19/02509/LIREVP
On 1st March 2019 an application had been submitted by David Steele, Andy MacKay, Lucinda MacKay, Alan Geeves and Issac Romanov (the Applicants) for a review of the premises licence for 100 Wardour, Ground Floor, Wardour Street London, W1F 0TN (the Premises) on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance. The Premises were situated within the West End Cumulative Impact Area. Subsequently, there had been a hearing on 16th May 2019 where the Licensing Sub-Committee determined to adjourn for a period of not less than three (3) months to allow the Environmental Health Service to test sound equipment, including a noise limiter at the premises. The Licensing Sub-Committee had before it the application subsequent to the May adjournment.
Ms Michelle Steward (Presenting Officer) outlined the Application and confirmed that five local residents had applied to review the Premises Licence and that representations had also been received from Environmental Health Services, the Licensing Authority, Westminster City Inspectors and six other residents. Mr Richard Brown, (Westminster Citizen’s Advice Bureau) was representing residents. The Licensing Officer advised that late representations had been received from the Applicants, an objector and the Environmental Health Service and that all documentation had been circulated to all parties.
Mr Richard Brown addressed the Sub-Committee and introduced the residents who were present at the review hearing. Mr Brown advised that his representation to the Sub-Committee earlier in the week contained additional submission with four key points set out as follows:
1. That it was vital to resolution that residents and the Sub-Committee be able to understand what had gone on;
2. At what levels the noise limiters had been ... view the full minutes text for item 1