Venue: This will be a virtual meeting
Contact: Cameron MacLean, Temporary Senior Committee and Governance Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07814 998 037
To report any changes to the membership.
There were no changes to the Membership of the Sub Committee.
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.
There were no Declarations of Interest.
Application withdrawn at the applicant’s request.
LICENSING SUB COMMITTEE (3)
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Members Present: Councillors Jim Glen (Chairman), Susie Burbridge, and Aziz Toki.
Officer Support: Legal Officer: Viviene Walker
Policy Officer: Terry Simpkin
Committee Officer: Cameron MacLean
Presenting Officer: Kevin Jackaman
Present: Mrs Gosia Vasilev (on behalf of the applicant)
Representations: Representations had been received from the Environmental Health Service (EHS); the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS); and residents.
Applicant: Mr Dragan Romanic
Ward: Maida Vale
CIA: Not applicable
Summary of Application
The application was for a new premises licence.
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the Members of the Sub Committee and the Council Officers who would be supporting the Sub Committee. The Chairman explained the procedure that would be followed at the meeting before inviting the Presenting Officer, Mr Kevin Jackaman, to present the report.
PRESENTATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS
Mr Jackaman summarised the application as set out in the report before the Sub Committee. He stated that the applicant, Mr Dragan Romanic, would be represented by Mrs Gosia Vasilev, the Premises General Manager and proposed Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). He stated that, following consultation with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the applicant had amended the application and reduced the hours applied for the sale of alcohol both on and off the premises.
Mr Jackaman stated that representations had also been received from the Environmental Health Service (EHS), the Paddington Waterways & Maida Vale Society (PWMVS), and local residents. However, after agreement with the PWMVS on proposed conditions and operating hours, it too had withdrawn its representation.
Regarding the representations by local residents, Mr Jackaman confirmed that neither resident would be attending today’s hearing, but that a further submission had been made by one of the residents and this was included in the Additional Information Pack circulated to Members.
In conclusion, Mr Jackaman stated that the Premises was located within the Maida Vale Ward and was not within a cumulative impact area.
Mrs Vasilev introduced herself and stated that she had been working at the premises for 15 years and knew the area and the shopping parade very well. She stated that the business [The Peppermint] was a small independent business which had been trading in Maida Vale for 25 years, first, at 302 Elgin Ave, and now at the current address, 294 Elgin Ave.
She said that the business had always had a good reputation as a friendly, local eatery surrounded on the parade by several corporate entities making it necessary to work hard to sustain the business given the competition of neighbouring premises. However, there was nothing the business could have done to prepare itself for the Coronavirus pandemic, which had had a devastating effect on the business.
Mrs Vasilev stated that the changes that the applicant wished to introduce were in direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic and that the applicant ... view the full minutes text for item 2.