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Order of Proceedings
WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 3
Thursday 20th May 2021
Membership: Councillor Jim Glen (Chair), Councillor Barbara Arzymanow and Councillor Aziz Toki
Officer Support: Legal Advisor: Viviene Walker
Policy Officer: Aaron Hardy
Committee Officer: Tristan Fieldsend
Presenting Officer: Karyn Abbot
Application for a New Premises Licence 21/00020/LIPN
407 Oxford Street
Represented by Anthony Gregson (Licensing Agent - Hospitality Training Solutions)
Cumulative Impact Area?
Not in a Cumulative Impact Area
Summary of Application
The Premises intended to operate as an open plan convenience store selling everyday items such including cigarettes and alcohol.
Proposed Activities and Hours
Retail Sale of Alcohol [Off Sales]
Monday to Saturday 08.00 to 22.30
Sunday 09:00 to 22:30
Hours premises are open to the public
Monday to Sunday 07.00 to 22.30
· Metropolitan Police (PC Reaz Guerra) – Now withdrawn
· Environmental Health (“EH”) (Maxwell Koduah)
· Eleven local residents objecting to the application
Summary of issues raised by objectors
· The application as presented would have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance and may affect Public Safety within the area.
· The Premises was located close to residential blocks and the granting of the license had the potential to increase noise and disturbance to residents.
· The locality already suffered from high levels of street drinking and instances of pre-loading and the granting of this licence would only exacerbate the issues experienced locally.
Under policy HRS1 applications for hours within the Council’s core hours policy would generally be granted, subject to not being contrary to other policies in the Statement of Licensing Policy.
Having considered all the submissions made by all parties, the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant the application subject to additional conditions.
The Licensing Officer introduced the application and confirmed that the Police had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.
Mr Gregson, representing the applicant, introduced the application and provided an overview of the style of operation proposed. The Sub-Committee was advised that the extensive conditions, agreed with the responsible authorities, and the detailed operation plan to be implemented would ensure the Licensing Objectives were promoted. The Premises wanted to become a valuable member of the community and aimed to provide a service to local residents, shoppers and visitors to the area. It was acknowledged that concerns had been raised over street drinking and pre-loading in the area, however these concerns had been discussed with EH and the Police and the conditions agreed had been tailored to ensure this Premises did not contribute to these issues. These included ensuring all staff were trained and provided with ongoing training, no super strength beers or ciders would be sold, no more than 15% of the Premises sales area would be allocated to alcohol and a direct telephone number to the manager would be available to local residents. Following these discussions, the Police had withdrawn their representation.
Following questions from the Sub-Committee Mr Gregson ... view the full minutes text for item 2.