Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (1) on Thursday 10th January, 2019, 10.00 am | Westminster City Council
Agenda and minutes

Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (1) on Thursday 10th January, 2019, 10.00 am

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Room 3.1, 3rd Floor, 5 Strand, London, WC2 5HR. View directions

Contact: Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  kscharlemagne@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 020 7641 2783

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

1.

Top Shop, 214 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

1.

West End Ward/ Not in Cumulative Impact Area

Top Shop

214 Oxford Street

London

W1C 1DA

Premises Licence

Variation

18/12260/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No.1

Thursday 10 January 2019

 

Membership:              Councillor Angela Harvey (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Rita Begum

 

Legal Adviser:             Horatio Chance

Policy Officer:             Kerry Simpkin

Committee Officer:     Sarah Craddock

Presenting Officer:     Michelle Steward

 

Relevant Representations:         Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association and one resident

 

Present: Mr David Crank (Agent representing the Applicant), Mr Daniel Bevins (Head of Global Flagship for Topshop/Topman Limited), Ms Philippa Goulde (Legal Counsel) and Richard Brown (representing Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association and one resident)

 

Top Shop, 214 Oxford Street, WIC 1DA (“The Premises”) 18/12260/LIPV

1.

The variation seeks to amend Condition 10 on the premises licence that currently reads as:

 

Condition 10

 

The supply of alcohol within the basement restaurant area shall only be to a person seated taking a table meal there and for consumption by such a person as ancillary to their meal.

 

To:

 

Proposed variation

The consumption of alcohol in the restaurant shall only be by a person seated in the restaurant.

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None

 

 

Decision (including reasons if different from those set out in report):

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by Top Shop/Top Man Limited (“the Applicant”) for a variation to the Premises licence in respect of Top Shop, 214 Oxford Street, W1C 1DA.

 

The Presenting Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee.  She advised that the application was for a variation of a Premises licence to amend Condition 10 so that ‘the consumption of alcohol in the restaurant area shall only be by a person seated in the restaurant’.  The Sub-Committee noted that representations had been received from the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association and one resident; also that the Premises was not located in a cumulative impact area. 

 

Mr Daniel Bevins (Head of Global Flagship for Topshop/Topman Limited) advised that the Premises was in its entirety a retail store and the Premises occupied the ground floor together with three floors above ground and then two at basement levels.  Mr Bevin explained that the café was a very vibrant place where people met and stopped off during their shopping journey, the average spend was around £14 per customer and the maximum capacity was100 covers although there were 70 at present.  The Sub-Committee was advised that the Premises would first and foremost remain a shopping environment and a clothing retail destination and this was borne out by the fact that some 150,000 customers visited the Premises on a weekly basis to shop. The café took up a small part of the overall footprint of the store, was in the basement and had no direct access from the street.  Mr Bevins then gave details of the ‘Pop Up Events’ that Topshop had held in their store to promote clothing lines using Temporary Event Notices (TEN), which had all been managed successfully without incident.  The Sub-Committee noted that the Applicant wished to offer customers a full shopping experience that included the option to take a break for lunch or a drink before continuing their shopping trip. The Sub-Committee was informed that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Tops Pizza, Ground Floor, 8 Great Western Road, London, W9 3NN pdf icon PDF 746 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

Harrow Road Ward/ Not in Cumulative Impact Area

Tops Pizza, Ground Floor, 8 Great Western Road, London, W9 3NN

Premises Licence

Variation

18/13607/LIPV

 

Minutes:

The application was withdrawn by the applicant.