Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4)
Thursday 21st February, 2019 10.00 am

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.

Minutes:

There were no 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.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

1.

52-54 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4EG 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

52-54 Brooks Mews,

London,

W1K 4EG

New Premises Licence

18/16217/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No.4

Thursday 21 February 2019

 

Membership:              Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Peter Freeman and Councillor Aicha Less

 

Legal Adviser:             Horatio Chance

Committee Officer:      Georgina Wills

Presenting Officer:      Kevin Jackaman

 

Relevant Representations: Environmental Health and a Local Resident.

 

Present: Mr Thomas (Solicitor representing the Applicant), Mr Rashad (Applicant, Azur Limited) and Ms Rachel Bravard (Local Resident)

 

 

52-54 Brooks Mews London W1K 4EG (“The Premises”) 18/16217/LIPN

1.

Sale by retail of alcohol (Both):

 

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 00:00

Sunday: 12:00 to 23:30

 

 

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 Azur Limited, (“the Applicant”) for a New Premises licence in respect of 52-54 Brooks Mews London W1K 4EG.

 

The Presenting Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee. He confirmed that Environmental Health had withdrawn their representation and that the Premises was not located in the West End Cumulative Impact Area (“CIA”).  He further confirmed that a representation had been received by a local resident and this was in relation to public nuisance. 

 

Mr Thomas (Applicant’s Representative)  submitted that in his opinion  Le Petit Maine was the ‘best restaurant in the world’. He stated that the restaurant had numerous branches in several Continents and served high quality Mediterranean food. The restaurant had also received a number of acclaims from the food and drink industry. Mr Thomas advised that the premises’ lease was to end and that the increase in demand had led the Applicant to expand the Premises and apply for a New Premises License.  A premises licence was currently in existence at 53-54 Brooks Mews, it was sought to add 52 Brook’s Mews as part of the licensed area. Save for an increase in internal capacity of 20 persons the application was on the same terms, hours and conditions as the existing premises licence.

 

Mr Thomas advised that the Applicant had agreed to the Model Conditions which had been proposed by Environmental Health and the Police. There had also been constructive discussions held with local residents. He advised that the Premises was ‘well run’, had a good reputation amongst local residents and that the Applicant wanted to remain at the current site.

 

Ms Rachel Bravard, Local Resident, addressed the Sub-Committee and advised that she had resided in the area for a decade. She commented that the Applicants were ‘great neighbours’ and that she supported the Application. Ms Bravard stated that she had concerns over noise emanating from the Premises, especially during refuge collections and deliveries. She commented that it would be beneficial if collections and deliveries did not occur between 23:00hrs and 07:00hrs to minimise the impact on nuisance for residents. The Sub-Committee commented that residents could contact Environmental Health if they had any concerns over noise nuisance.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, Mr Rashad advised that the customer entry and exit points to the Premises would not change and the new entrance would only be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Daisy Green, Ground Floor, 2 - 4 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GB pdf icon PDF 716 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

West End Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

Daisy Green

Ground Floor

2 - 4 Noel Street

London

W1F 8GB

Premises Licence

Variation

18/13958/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4

Thursday 21 February 2019

 

Membership:               Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Peter Freeman and Councillor Aicha Less

 

            Legal Adviser:             Horatio Chance

            Committee Officer:      Georgina Wills

            Presenting Officer:      Kevin Jackaman

 

            Relevant Representations: Licensing Authority and Soho Society

 

Present:                      Mr Thomas (Solicitor, representing the                  Applicant), Mr Richard Brown (Representing Soho        

                                               Society and Residents)

 

Daisy Green Ground Floor 2-4 Noel Street London W1F 8GB (The Premises”) 18/13958/LIPV

1.

Late night refreshments

Indoors, outdoors or both 

Current:

Proposed:

On sales only

No Change

 

Current Hours

Proposed

Hours

Licensable Area

Start:

End:

Start:

End:

Current:

Proposed:

Monday

23:00

23:30

No change

 

Ground Floor and Basement

No change

Tuesday

23:00

23:30

 Wednesday

23:00

23:30

Thursday

23:00

23:30

Friday

23:00

00:00

Saturday

23:00

00:00

Sunday

N/A

N/A

Seasonal variations/ Non -standard timings:

 

Current:

Proposed:

Sundays before Bank Holidays 12:00 to 00:00

No change

 

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 Ms Prue Freeman for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Daisy Green Ground Floor 2-4 Noel Street London W1F 8GB. The Premises was situated in the West End Cumulative Impact Area (CIA). 

 

The Presenting Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee and advised that representations had been received both from the Licensing Authority and The Soho Society. He advised that the representation from Environmental Health had been withdrawn following a satisfactory check and that there was no history of public nuisance at the Premises.

 

Mr Thomas (Applicant’s Representative) at the start of his submissions advised that Ms Prue Freeman, the Applicant, was unable to attend the Hearing due to personal reasons. He advised that the Premises could be described as a ‘coffee-based café’ which offered a wide range of pastries, salads and vegetarian food. The Applicant was reported to operate a number of similar eateries around the Capital. Mr Thomas advised that the Applicant sought to vary conditions 9 and 10 of the Premises Licence so as to permit private functions in the basement area of the Premises. He commented that this was sought from the Applicant following an increase in demand for this type of provision. He advised that under the previous Premises Licence, licensable activities were permitted in the basement.

 

Mr Thomas reminded the Sub-Committee that the Applicant was entitled to apply for up to 21 Temporary Events Notice (TENs) during the course of the year and stated that the rationale for submitting the application was to formalise the process. In total, it was anticipated that 50 private functions would occur each year at an average of one per week and be attended by up to a maximum of 100 persons excluding staff. Mr Thomas advised that the majority of the private functions would be corporate led events and that the Applicant would not be promoting this aspect of the business. Mr Thomas noted that the City Council had changed its  Policy on Private Members Clubs and these establishments  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.