Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (1) - Thursday 13th June, 2024 10.00 am

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Contact: Sarah Craddock, Committee and Councillor Co-ordinator  Email:  scraddock@westminster.gov.uk

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Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1       There were no changes to the membership.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1       There were no declarations of interest.

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Homeslice, Basement And Ground Floor, 52 Wells Street W1T 3PR pdf icon PDF 1004 KB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

West End

 

* None

 

** None

 

Homeslice

Basement And Ground Floor

52 Wells Street

W1T 3PR

Variation to the Premises Licence

24/00950/LIPV

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 13 June 2024

          

Membership:   Councillor Aziz Toki (Chair), Councillor Maggie Carman and Councillor Karen Scarborough

 

Officer Support:       Legal Adviser:                    Steve Burnett

                                Committee Officer:             Katherine Stagg

                                 Presenting Officer:             Kevin Jackaman

 

Other Parties:          Mr Baba Ayo-Ojo, (Applicant,)

PC Adam Deweltz (Metropolitan Police Service - MPS),

Mr Anil Drayan (Environmental Health - EH),

 

Ms T E, Mr V C and Mr G H. (Residents)

 

Application for a Variation of Premises Licence in respect of

Basement And Ground Floor, 52 Wells Street, London W1T 3PR 24/00950/LIPV

 

Premises:

 

Basement And Ground Floor

52 Wells Street

London

W1T 3PR

 

Premise Licence Holder (“PLH”):

 

Mr Baba Ayo-Ojo

 

Ward:

 

West End

 

Cumulative Impact Area

 

N/A

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

N/A

 

SUMMARY OF APPLICATION

 

This is an application for a Variation of Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”) in respect of Basement And Ground Floor, 52 Wells Street, London W1T 3PR (“The Premises”).

The Premises currently operates as a restaurant. The PLH is Mr Baba Ayo-Ojo. The Premises Licence Holder (PLH) seeks to vary the Premises Licence as follows:-

To extend the terminal hours for Late Night Refreshment (indoors) and the sale of alcohol (on and off) on Mondays to Saturdays to 01.30

The terminal hour for late night refreshment on New Years’ Eve to be extended to 05: 00 on New Years’ Day.

The opening hours on a Monday to Saturday from 00.30 to 02.00.

The Premises are located within the West End Ward but does not fall within the West End Cumulative Impact Zone or Special Consideration Zone. There is no policy presumption to refuse this application.

There is a resident count of 277.

Representations Received

 

  • Environmental Health Service
  • Metropolitan Police Services
  • The Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association.
  • 48 local residents

 

EHS states:

 

The increase in hours proposed for the Sale of Alcohol may have the effect of increasing Public Nuisance in the area.

 

The increase in hours proposed for the Provision of Late-Night Refreshment may have the effect of increasing Public Nuisance in the area.

 

MPS states:

 

The proposed licensable activities are likely to undermine the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.

 

The Police have concerns that a premises, which provides alcohol and Late-Night Refreshment until 01:30am Monday through to Saturday, could adversely impact the area. Furthermore, these hours are outside of Westminster’s core hours Policy.

 

Interested Parties in summary, states:

 

·       Activities outside the Premises will cause a nuisance.

·       Will cause noise into the later hours. The Premises Licence is already in excess of core hours.

·       Area is a very quiet residential area.

·       No control of customer noise once they leave the Premises.

 

 

 

Policy Considerations

 

Policies HRS1 paragraphs B and C and RNT1 paras A and C apply under the City Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy (“SLP”).

 

SUBMISSIONS AND REASONS

 

1.     Mr Kevin Jackaman, Licensing Officer, outlined the application to the Committee. He advised that representations had been received from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), Environmental Health Service (EHS), and 49 interested parties.

 

2.     The Premises is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

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Basement And Ground Floor, 353 Harrow Road W9 3NA pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Harrow Road

 

* None

 

** None

 

Basement And Ground Floor

353 Harrow Road

W9 3NA

New Premises Licence

24/01504/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 13 June 2024

          

 

Membership:   Councillor Aziz Toki (Chair), Councillor Maggie Carman and Councillor Karen Scarborough

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Adviser:                    Steve Burnett

                                Committee Officer:             Katherine Stagg

                                 Presenting Officer:             Kevin Jackaman

 

Other Parties:          Mr Grover Paranjeet Singh, (Applicant)

                                Mr Panchal (For and on behalf of the Applicant)

Mr Anil Drayan (Environmental Health - EH),

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of Basement And Ground Floor, 353 Harrow Road, London W9 3NA - 24/01504/LIPN

 

Premises

 

Basement And Ground Floor

353 Harrow Road

London

W9 3NA

 

Applicant and Premises Licence Holder (PLH)

 

Mr Grover Paranjeet Singh

 

Ward

 

Harrow Road

 

Cumulative Impact

 

N/A

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

N/A

 

There is a resident count of 301

 

Summary of the Application

 

This is an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”).  The premises proposes to operate as an Off Licence and Convenience Store

 

To Permit:

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (off)

 

Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 23:00

Sundays 09:00 to 22:30

 

Hours Premises Are Open to the Public

 

Monday to Sundays 08:00 to 23:00

 

Representations Received

 

·       Anil Drayan – EHS

 

·       PC Dave Morgan – MPS (Withdrawn 1st May 2024)

 

·       8 Objections from Interested Parties

 

Issues raised by Objectors.

 

The EHS states there is insufficient information has been provided and the proposal may therefore undermine the licensing objectives.

 

The residents state that the granting of the application would increase anti-social behaviour.

 

Policy Considerations

 

HRS1 States:

 

A. Applications within the core hours set out below in this policy will generally be granted for the relevant premises uses, subject to not being contrary to other policies in the Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

The Core Hours for Shops (off-sales of alcohol where it forms either the ancillary or primary use of the premises):

 

Monday to Saturday: 8am to 11pm.

Sunday: 9am to 10.30pm.

 

SHP1 states:

 

A.    Applications for a shop outside the West End Cumulative Impact Zone will generally be granted subject to complying with other policies listed under paragraphs A and C of SHP1:

 

 

SUBMISSIONS AND REASONS

 

1.     Mr Kevin Jackaman, Licensing Officer, outlined the application to the Committee.

 

2.     Mr Panchal (For and on behalf of the Applicant), informed the Committee that the PLH has a Personal Licence and operates a number of other shops, which have not been the subject of any enforcement action by the Relevant Authorities.

 

3.     He then expanded on the agreed conditions and highlighted that after agreement, the MPS withdrew their objections. The conditions and in particular those relating to training, challenge 25, CCTV provision and a refusal book will help to promote the Licensing Objectives.

 

4.     Mr Panchal highlighted to the Committee that need was not a licensing issue, so references in the objections should be given limited weight.

 

5.     In response to questions from the Committee, the Applicant confirmed which shops belonged to him and that he understood the issues in the area. He has traded there for 7 to 8 years.

 

6.     They  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

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75 Dean Street W1D 3PU pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

West End

 

* West End

 

** None

 

75 Dean Street

W1D 3PU

New Premises Licence

24/01292/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 13 June 2024

          

Membership:   Councillor Aziz Toki (Chair), Councillor Maggie Carman and Councillor Karen Scarborough

 

Officer Support:       Legal Adviser:                    Steve Burnett

Policy Officer:                     Daisy Gadd

                                Committee Officer:             Katherine Stagg

                                 Presenting Officer:             Kevin Jackaman

 

Other Parties:          Mr Alun Thomas, Thomas &Thomas Solicitors (Agent for the Applicant),

Mr Adan Price and Mr Ben Dossett, (Applicant - Company Soho Estates Limited,

 

Ms Karyn Abbott (Licensing Authority- LA),

Mr DB (Meard & Dean Street Residents Association (MDSRA)), Ms JD (Soho Society)

Mr Richard Brown, Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau Service, representing the Soho Society and MDSRA.

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of 75 Dean Street, London W1D 3PU -  24/01292/LIPN

 

 

Premises

 

75 Dean Street

London

W1D 3PU 

 

Applicant

 

Soho Estates Limited

 

Ward

 

West End

 

Cumulative Impact

 

West End

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

N/A

 

Proposed Licensable Activities

 

Plays, films, Live and Recorded Music, Performance of Dance and Anything similar (Indoors)

 

Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 00:00

Sundays 09:00 to 22.30

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (Both)

 

Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 00:00

Sundays 09:00 to 22:30

 

Late Night Refreshments (Indoors)

 

Monday - Saturdays 23:00 to 00:00

 

Hours Premises Are Open to the Public

 

Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 00:00

Sundays 09:00 to 23:00

 

 

Summary of the Application

 

This is an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”).  This application seeks to licence a building which contains three screening rooms, a stage, a music studio and is hosting various educational and charitable programmes over the coming year to support young creatives and the local community.

 

The space also contains a café/bar area that will operate for members of the building and for visitors and guests hiring the facilities. The spaces, including the cafe/bar and studio will also be used for concerts, plays, films, events, PR launch and workshops.

 

There is an existing premises licence in place at the premises (Licence number: 23/05947/LIPN). This application is for the same hours and licensable activities as currently approved premises licence and is subject to the same conditions, with the exception of condition 11, which restricts the use to a period of three years, and condition 27, which restricts the use to All Is Joy (UK) Limited.

 

There is a resident count of 162.

 

Representations Received

 

·       Licensing Authority (LA)

·       3 Objections from Interested Parties

 

 

Licensing Authority states:

 

The premises are located within the West End Cumulative Impact Zone and it is intended that the premises will trade as a cultural venue and as such various policy points must be considered, namely CIP1, HRS1 and CCSOS1.

 

The resident states, there is no information as to which tenant would be using the licence; any such license should be for a specific tenant, with a clear proposed use and a defined management plan.

 

There is no end date, so if granted, the license could continue into the indefinite future, no matter what happened in the premises.

 

This application would result in up to 500 extra alcohol drinkers.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.