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To report any changes to the membership.
1.1. There were no changes to the Membership of the Sub Committee.
1.2. For the purposes of this meeting, the Chairman proposed that Councillor Rita Begum be appointed Substitute Chairman. Councillor Begum accepted the appointment.
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.
2.1. There were no Declarations of Interest.
The following licence applications had been presented to the Sub Committee for determination.
The application was withdrawn.
Present: Fabiola Aguzzi (Applicant)
Representations: Representations had been received from the Metropolitan Police Service; Environmental Health Service; and several residents. All representations bar one by a local resident had subsequently been withdrawn.
Applicant: Twist Connubio Ltd
Ward: Bryanston & Dorset Square
Summary of Application
The application was for a new premises licence.
Proposed Licensable Activities and Hours
Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On and Off Sales)
Monday to Sunday:12:00 hours to 23:30 hours
Seasonal variations/non-standard timings –
· New Year’s Eve until 01:00 hours
Hours Premises Are Open to the Public
Monday to Sunday:18:00 hours to 23:00 hours
Ms Jessica Donovan, Licensing Officer, had previously informed the Sub Committee there was an error in the report and that the application was for On Sales only.
The Chairman welcomed everyone to this meeting of Westminster City Council’s Licensing Sub Committee. In welcoming everyone, the Chairman introduced the Members of the Sub Committee and the Council Officers who would be supporting the Sub Committee before explaining the procedure that would be followed at the meeting.
The Chairman then invited the Presenting Officer, Ms Jessica Donovan, to present the report that was before the Sub Committee.
PRESENTATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS
Ms Jessica Donovan, Licensing Officer
Ms Donovan, Licensing Officer, stated this was an application for a new premises licence which included the sale by retail of alcohol on the premises. She noted that the applicant, Mr Aguzzi, after submitting the application, had subsequently withdrawn that part of application relating to the provision of live and recorded music.
Ms Donovan summarised the representations that had been received. She noted that all but one of the representations had subsequently been withdrawn after agreement had been reached between the Objectors and the Applicant on proposed conditions that would attach to the licence, should the licence be granted. Consequently, there remained only one written representation objecting to the application by a local resident who was not present at the meeting.
In conclusion, Ms Donovan confirmed that the premises, which were in the Bryanston and Dorset Square Ward, did not fall within a Cumulative Impact Area.
Mr Fabio Aguzzi, Applicant
Mr Aguzzi stated he had recently taken over the premises and, in so doing, it had been necessary to apply for a new premises licence as he wished to sell alcohol.
Regarding the objections to the application by residents, Mr Aguzzi stated that he had previously been unaware of noise complaints by residents and he had invited those residents who had objected to his application to meet with him to discuss their objections. Following the meeting, during which Mr Aguzzi agreed with the residents what steps he would take to address their concerns, two of the three objectors withdrew their objections to the application.
Mr Aguzzi went on to say he believed that the main cause of complaints was the premises windows being kept open during the summertime and the sound of customers causing a nuisance to residents. He stated that it would be ... view the full minutes text for item 3b