Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4) - Thursday 15th February, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Rooms 18.01 - 18.03 - 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP. View directions

Contact: Jonathan Deacon, Senior Committee Councillor Coordinator  Email:  jdeacon@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

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.

1.

Argyll, 1st, 2nd & 5th Floors, 20 North Audley Street, W1K 6WP pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

West End

 

* None

 

** None

 

Argyll

1st, 2nd & 5th Floors

20 North Audley Street

W1K 6WP

 

New Premises Licence

23/08775/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 15 February 2024

 

Membership:           Councillor Angela Piddock (Chair) Councillor Judith Southern and Councillor Karen Scarborough

 

Officer Support        Legal Advisor:         Horatio Chance

                                Policy Officer:          Daisy Gadd

                                Committee Officer:  Jonathan Deacon

                                Presenting Officer: Kevin Jackaman

 

Others present:       Mr Peter Mayhew (Beyond the Blue Limited, representing the Applicant), Mr Marco De Rosa (Head of Operations, Applicant Company), Ms Zsofia Ivanics (General Manager, Applicant Company), Mr Maxwell Koduah (Environmental Health Service),Mr Richard Brown, Licensing Advice Project (on behalf ofResidents' Society of Mayfair and St. James's and 1 local resident) and 1 local resident (Residents' Society of Mayfair and St. James's).

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of Argyll First, Second and Fifth Floors 20 North Audley Street London W1K 6WP 23/08775/LIPN

 

Full Decision

 

Summary of application

 

The Sub-Committee has determined an application for a New Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”) in respect of Argyll first, second and fifth  Floors 20 North Audley Street London W1K 6WP (“The Premises”).  The Premises  operate as a high-end serviced office company. Via a concierge service, clients can order alcohol and or food to accompany corporate events such as meetings, presentations and conferences.

 

This is for the whole of the first, second and fifth floors and no licensable activities will take place on any other floors of the building. The Premises is not to open to the general public and this is no permanently open bar, clients must pre-order alcohol.

 

This is a new premises licence application and therefore no premises licence history exists. The Premises has had two temporary event notices one in 2021 and the other in 2022.

 

The applicant has provided the final proposed and agreed conditions and mediation letters to interested parties. This can be found at Appendix 2 of the agenda report.

 

The proposed and agreed conditions can also be found at Appendix 4.

 

The Premises are located within the West End Ward but do not fall within either the West End Cumulative Impact Zone or any Special Consideration Zone.  There is no policy presumption to refuse applications for a premises operating as an office space outside of the West End CIZ. The matter was assessed on its individual merits having regard to the evidence before the Licensing Sub-Committee and the promotion of the licensing objectives.

 

There is a resident count of 117.

 

Representations were received from the Environmental Health Service and two local residents all citing concerns regarding public nuisance.

 

Premises

 

Argyll

First, Second and Fifth Floors

20 North Audley Street

London

W1K 6WP

 

Applicant

 

Argyll Management Limited

 

Cumulative Impact Area

 

N/A

 

Activities and Hours applied for

 

Late Night Refreshment (Indoors)

 

Monday to Sunday 23:00 to 00:00

 

Seasonal variations: None

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On and Off the Premises)

 

Monday to Sunday 08:30 to 00:00

 

Seasonal variations: None

 

Opening Hours of the Premises

 

Monday to Sunday: 00:00 to 00:00

Seasonal variations: None

                    

Representations Received

 

2.

Park Modern Apartments, 123 Bayswater Road, W2 3JH pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Lancaster Gate

 

* None

 

** Queensway and Bayswater

 

Park Modern Apartments

123 Bayswater Road

W2 3JH

 

New Premises Licence

23/08777/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 15 February 2024

 

Membership:           Councillor Angela Piddock (Chair) Councillor Judith Southern and Councillor Karen Scarborough

 

Officer Support        Legal Advisor:         Horatio Chance

                                Policy Officer:          Daisy Gadd

                                Committee Officer:  Jonathan Deacon

                                Presenting Officer: Kevin Jackaman

 

Others present:       Mr Jeremy Bark (BCLP Law, representing the Applicant), Mr Alex Pitchford and Ms Michelle Chillingworth (Applicant Company), Mr Richard Brown, Licensing Advice Project (on behalf ofSouth East Bayswater Residents’ Association) and 1 local resident (on behalf of South East Bayswater Residents’ Association and Bayswater Residents’ Association).

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of Park Modern Apartments 123 Bayswater Road London W2 3JH 23/08777/LIPN

 

FULL DECISION

 

Case Summary

 

The Sub-Committee has determined an application for a New Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”) in respect of Park Modern Apartments 123 Bayswater Road London W2 3JH (“The Premises”). The Premises intends to operate as a high class restaurant with an external seating area where alcohol and food will be available.

 

The Premises previously held a premises licence from September 2005 until it was surrendered in June 2016.

 

The Premises are located within the Lancaster Gate Ward and fall within the Queensway and Bayswater Special Consideration Zone. Therefore the Applicant must demonstrate that they have had regard to the matters contained in the SLP (Paragraphs D49 an D50 on page 56 namely: “The Queensway/Bayswater area is 0.13km2 in size, accounting for 0.5% of the boroughs footprint. The local issues that need to be considered by applicants are: elevated levels of noise at night, illegal waste, incidents relating to ambulance call outs at night to the locations of licensed premises for intoxication, injury related to intoxication and/or assault, serious violent crimes and robberies at night. The incidents recorded between 2017 and 2019 for this area were nearly three times the boroughs average rate of incidents per square kilometre”)

 

The licensed areas are predominantly on the ground floor with a small private dining area within the basement. The building within which the Premises are located also has its own delivery and waste collection areas within the building.

 

The Applicant has made submissions addressing the SCZ policy which appear at Appendix 2 of the agenda report.

 

There is no policy presumption to refuse applications for a restaurant premises outside of the West End CIZ. The matter was assessed on its individual merits having regard to the evidence before the Licensing Sub-Committee and the promotion of the licensing objectives.

 

Representations were received from the Metropolitan Police Service, Environmental Health Service, SEBRA and BRA all citing concerns regarding public nuisance.

 

There is a resident count of 153.

 

Premises

 

Park Modern Apartments

123 Bayswater Road

London

W2 3JH

 

Applicant

 

Park Restaurant Property Limited

 

Cumulative Impact Area

 

N/A

 

Activities and Hours

 

Late Night Refreshment (Indoors)

 

Monday to Thursday: 23:00 to 00:00

Friday to Saturday: 23:00 to 00:30

Sunday N/A

 

Seasonal variations: On any Sunday immediately before a bank holiday late night refreshment may  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.