Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (2) on Thursday 13th December, 2018, 10.00 am | Westminster City Council
Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (2) on Thursday 13th December, 2018, 10.00 am

Agenda and draft 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.

Minutes:

1.1       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:

2.1       There were no declarations of interest.

1.

Hyde Park, Serpentine Road, London, W2 2UH11 pdf icon PDF 10 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

1.

Knightsbridge and Belgravia Ward/ not in Cumulative Impact Area

Hyde Park, Serpentine Road, London, W2 2UH

New Premises Licence

18/11180/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 2

Thursday 13th December 2018

 

Membership:              Councillor Tim Mitchell (Chairman), Councillor Jim Glen and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

Legal Adviser:             Horatio Chance

Committee Officers:   Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:     Daisy Gadd

 

Relevant Representations:         Environmental Health, The Mayfair Residents Group, the Residents Society of Mayfair and St. James, The South East Bayswater Residents Association, the Hyde Park Estate Association (supporting the application) and ten local residents

 

Present: Ms Sarah Le Fevre (Counsel, representing the Applicant), Mr Alan Thomas and Mr Jack Spiegler (Solicitors, representing the Applicant), Mr Alun Mainwaring (Head of Events, Filming and Commercial Development at The Royal Parks), Ms Sarah Collyer (Events and Communications Manager at The Royal Parks), Mr Jim Griffiths (Vanguardia Acoustics), Jim King and Dan Craig (AEG), Mrs Sally Fabbricatore (Environmental Health), Mr Mark Walsh (Environmental Sciences), Mr Richard Brown (Solicitor, Citizens Advice Bureau Licensing Advice Project, representing the South East Bayswater Residents Association and Mr Mike Dunn, local resident), Mr Alexander Haushildt (local resident), Mr John Zamit (South East Bayswater Residents Association), Mrs Karen Scarborough (local resident), Mr Mike Dunn (local resident), Ms Louis Peltz (local resident) and Mr Richard Cutt (The Residents Society of Mayfair and St James’s)

 

Hyde Park, Serpentine Road, London, W2 2UH (“The Premises”)

18/11180/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol – On Sales

 

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 to 22:30

 

 

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 The Royal Parks Ltd (“The Applicant”) for a new premises licence in respect of Hyde Park, Serpentine Road, London, W2 2UH.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application and confirmed that the Applicant had amended the application, which was now seeking to permit 7 concerts at a capacity of 64,999, 2 concerts at a capacity of 49,999 and 5 occasions per calendar year where the event capacity was extended from 5,000 to 19,999. It was also confirmed that the Police had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the Applicant.

 

Ms Le Fevre, representing the Applicant, advised that there were four key characteristics to the application, namely: i) it was a targeted and specific application, ii) the scope of the application was limited, iii) the application was evidence based and iv) the conditions would have a wider economic benefit to the area. The Royal Parks wished to continue to attract a range of renown artists to its events and these artists would be carefully selected with events rigorously risk assessed. The nature of the events and entertainment would also be carefully considered and as part of this, a sound management plan had been formulated. The mid-week events had proven very popular and it was sought to increase the capacity for these going forward. The proposed conditions offered by the Applicant would have the effect of updating the Licence should the Sub-Committee be minded to grant the application.

 

Ms Le Fevre advised that a major events strategy had been put in place and this had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Muriels Kitchen, 36 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4US pdf icon PDF 4 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

West End Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

Muriels Kitchen

36 Old Compton Street

London

W1D 4US

Premises Licence Variation

18/11463/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 2

Thursday 13th December 2018

 

Membership:              Councillor Tim Mitchell (Chairman), Councillor Jim Glen and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

Legal Adviser:             Horatio Chance

Committee Officer:     Tristan Fieldsend

Presenting Officer:     Daisy Gadd

                                   

 

Relevant Representations:         The Licensing Authority and Environmental Health

 

Present: Ms Lana Tricker (Solicitor, representing the Applicant), Ms Allana McCabe and Mr Jim Robertson (Applicants), Mr Dave Nevitt (Environmental Health) and Mr Steve Rowe (Licensing Authority).

 

Muriels Kitchen, 36 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4US (“The Premises”)

18/11463/LIPV

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol – On Sales

 

Current:

 

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 to 23:30

Friday to Saturday: 10:00 to 00:00

Sunday: 12:00 to 22:30

 

Proposed:

 

Monday to Wednesday: 08:00 to 00:00

Thursday to Saturday: 08:00 to 01:00

Sunday: 08:00 to 23:30

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

The Applicant advised that the proposed commencement hours for the sale by retail of alcohol on Saturday and Sunday are to be reduced to 09:00 hours.

 

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by Maxwell’s Restaurants Ltd for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Muriels kitchen, 36 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4US.

 

The Licensing officer introduced the application to the Sub-Committee.

 

Ms Tricker, representing the Applicant, explained that the Premises provided an all-day dining experience within Soho where the average spend was approximately £50 per person. Condition 20 on the existing licence, which would not be changed, ensured the Premises could only operate as a restaurant with the sale of alcohol ancillary to a person seated taking a table meal. It was stated that the application was seeking to extend the hours permitting the sale of alcohol. There would be no extension to the hours permitting late night refreshment and the terminal opening hours would also remain unchanged. It was also sought to allow the Premises to open at an earlier hour in order to cater for the breakfast trade. No objections to the application had been received from either local residents or amenity societies. If the Sub-Committee was minded to grant the application but felt that the 08:00 opening hour at the weekends was too early the Applicant was content for this to be reduced to 09:00. The Premises was not a bar, pub or fast food operation and no regulated entertainment was permitted. No increase in the Premise’s capacity was proposed and the staggered dispersal of patrons that currently took place would continue due to no change in the terminal opening hours. The application promoted the licensing objectives and reassurance was provided that staff undertook rigorous training regarding the sale of alcohol.

 

Ms Tricker highlighted that the Police had no objections over the increase in the hours permitting the sale of alcohol and this addressed any crime and disorder concerns. The City Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy at paragraph 2.5.12 also recognised that restaurants were unlikely to add to crime and disorder issues in an area. In terms of layout no alterations were planned and the outside  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.