Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (3) - Thursday 18th April, 2024 10.00 am

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Contact: Jonathan Deacon, Senior Committee and Councillor Co-ordinator  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.

Merkur Cashino, Basement and Ground Floor, 182-184 Edgware Road, W2 2DS pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Marylebone

 

* Paddington

 

 

Merkur Cashino, Basement and Ground Floor

182-184 Edgware Road

W2 2DS

Gambling Act Variation

23/04821/LIGV

* Vulnerability Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 3

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 18 April 2024

 

 

Membership:           Councillor Robert Eagleton (Chair), Councillor Iman Less and Councillor Louise Hyams

 

Officer Support:       Legal Adviser:         Steve Burnett 

Policy Officer:          Daisy Gadd 

Committee Officer:  Jonathan Deacon 

Presenting Officer:   Roxsana Haq 

Others present:       Mr Philip Kolvin KC (Counsel, representing the Applicant), Mr Felix Faulkner (Poppleston Allen, on behalf of the Applicant),

 

Mr Steve Ambrose (Operations Director, Applicant Company), Mr Andy Tipple (Managing Director at Blueprint Operations (previously Head of Product for the Applicant Company)), Mr Adrian Studd (Independent Consultant on behalf of the Applicant Company),

 

PC Steve Muldoon (Metropolitan Police - MPS),

Mr Kevin Jackaman (Licensing Authority - LA),

 

Councillor Karen Scarborough (on behalf of the Marylebone Ward Councillors) and Ms Susie Burbridge (Hyde Park Estate Association).

 

 

FULL DECISION

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of Merkur Cashino, Basement And Ground Floor 182-184 Edgware Road London W2 2DS - 23/04821/LIGV.

 

 

Premises

 

MerkurCashino,

Basement And Ground Floor

182-184 Edgware Road

London

W2 2DS

 

Applicant

 

Merkur Slots UK Limited

Ward

 

Marylebone

 

Vulnerability Zone

 

Paddington (South)

 

There is a resident count of 430.

 

Application

 

This is an application for a variation of a Premises Licence under section 187 of the Gambling Act 2005 (“The Act”). The Premises operates as a Bingo premises which includes the provision of bingo tablets and bingo Plus and bingo express.

 

The premises were granted a new licence in December 2020 to operate as a bingo premises (22/09958/LIGCH).

 

This variation seeks the following:

 

• To remove Condition 1 under Part 3 of the Bingo Premises Licence which limits the hours of use for Bingo and Gaming Machines.

 

• To replace Condition 2 under Part 3 of the Bingo Premises Licence:

 

From:

The hours the premises are open to the public: Monday to Sunday 07:00 to 02:00 hours

 

To:

The hours of the premises are open to the public and are permitted to be used for the provision of facilities for the playing of Bingo and other gaming machine use, as permitted under the Act: Monday to Sunday 07:00 to 06:00.

 

An additional 20 conditions are proposed.

 

Delete Condition:

 

1. Premises to be used for the provision of facilities for the playing of Bingo and other gaming machine use, as permitted under the Act Sunday to Thursday 07:00 to 01:00 hours and Friday to Saturday 07:00 to 02:00 hours

 

Representations Received

 

  • Karyn Abbott – Licensing Authority (LA)

 

  • PC Tom Stewart – Metropolitan Police Services (MPS)

 

  • 9 Objections - Residents.

 

  • Guy Austin – Marylebone Association

 

  • Zoe Dundas - Harrowby District Residents Association

 

  • Susan Burbridge and Richard Cutt – Hyde Park Estate Association

 

  • Cllr Karen Scarborough – Marylebone Ward

 

Issues raised by Objectors.

 

The LA and MPS states they have concerns in regard to the extension of hours to 06:00 due to the location of the premises within the Vulnerability Zone.

 

The MPS states the proposed extension of operational hours at the premises is likely to undermine the following Gambling objectives. An extension  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Jouri, 71 Edgware Road, W2 2HZ pdf icon PDF 559 KB

 

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Hyde Park

 

* None

 

** Edgware Road

Jouri

71 Edgware Road

W2 2HZ

 

New Premises Licence

24/00591/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 3

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 18 April 2024

 

 

Membership:           Councillor Robert Eagleton (Chair), Councillor Iman Less and Councillor Louise Hyams

 

Officer Support:       Legal Adviser:         Steve Burnett 

Policy Officer:          Daisy Gadd 

Committee Officer:  Jonathan Deacon 

Presenting Officer:   Roxsana Haq 

Others present:       Mr Ali Awada (Manager of the premises),

PC Steve Muldoon (Metropolitan Police Service) and

Ms Christina Sriramula (Planning Authority).

 

 

 

FULL DECISION

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of Jouri  71 Edgware Road, London W2 2HZ - 24/00591/LIPN.

 

Premises

 

Jouri 

71 Edgware Road 

London 

W2 2HZ 

 

Applicant

 

Best Order Ltd 

 

Ward

 

Hyde Park

 

Cumulative Impact

 

None

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

Edgware Road Special Consideration Zone

 

There is a resident count of 829.

 

Application

 

This is an application for a variation of a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”).  The premises currently trades as a Lebanese Restaurant consisting of ground floor seating and outside seating. The kitchen is located within the basement area.

 

To Permit:

 

Late Night Refreshment - Mondays to Sundays 23.00 to 01.00

 

                     Opening Times: Monday to Sundays – 09.00 to 01.30

 

Eid al-Adha 

Feast of the Annunciation 

Ramadan 

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Christina Sriramula – Planning Services

 

·       PC Tom Stewart – Metropolitan Police Services (MPS)

 

·       3 Objections - Resident.

 

Issues raised by Objectors.

 

The MPS states The hours requested to provided late night refreshment may have the likely effect of undermining the licensing objective of the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.

 

The hours request fall outside the core hours for fast food/takeaway premises. The premises is also located within the Edgware Road Special Consideration Zone ("ERSCZ"). The applicant has failed to demonstrate how they will operate within the ERSCZ and promote the licensing objectives.

 

A resident state her flat is above the restaurant they already struggle with antisocial behaviour and noise in Edgware Road.

 

 

Policy Considerations

 

Policy SCZ1

 

A. In addition to meeting the other policies within this statement, applications within a designated Special Consideration Zone should demonstrate that they have taken account of the issues particular to the Zone, in question as identified within the 2020 Cumulative Impact Assessment and should set out any proposed mitigation measures in relation to those issues within their operating schedule.

 

The local issues that need to be considered by applicants are:

 

• Serious violent crimes at night.

• Incidents relating to ambulance call outs at night to the locations of licensed premises for intoxication, injury related to intoxication and/or assault.

• Drug dealing at night.

• Robberies at night.

• Theft incidents at night.

• Noise nuisance at night.

 

Policy HRS1

 

Applications for hours outside the core hours set out in Clause C will be considered on their merits, subject to other relevant policies, and with particular regard to other policies detailed.

 

Restaurants:

 

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 11.30pm.

Friday and Saturday: 9am to 12am.

Sunday: 9am to 10.30pm.

Sundays immediately prior to a bank holiday: 9am to 12am

 

SUBMISSIONS

 

  1. The Presenting Officer, Ms Haq, Senior Licensing Officer, introduced  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Damascus Bride, 367-369 Edgware Road, W2 1BS pdf icon PDF 6 MB

 

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Little Venice

 

* None

 

** None

Damascus Bride

367-369 Edgware Road

W2 1BS

 

New Premises Licence

24/00281/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Minutes:

This application was Granted under Delegated Authority.