Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (5) - Thursday 5th March, 2020 10.00 am

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No. Item



To report any changes to the membership.


There were no changes to the membership.


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.


Coya, Newton House, 118-119 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NW pdf icon PDF 3 MB



Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address



Licensing Ref No.


West End Ward /Not in Cumulative Impact Area


Newton House

118-119 Piccadilly



Premises Licence





Additional documents:





Thursday 5 March 2020


Membership:              Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chairman), Councillor Jim Glen and Councillor Aisha Less


Legal Adviser:             Horatio Chance

Policy Adviser:            Aaron Hardy

Committee Officer:      Georgina Wills

Presenting Officer:      Michell Steward


Relevant Representations: David Nevitt (Environmental Health)                             


Present:  Matthew Butt and Alan Thomas (Legal, Representatives, Applicant) Stephen Vickary (Representative of Freeholder, Applicant), Oliver Flamant (CEO, Coya), Richard Brown (Legal Representatives, Objectors) Mr Gary Crocker, (local resident), Mr Mike Dunn (local resident), Mr Philip Bell (local resident), 


Coya, Newton House 118 – 119 Piccadilly London (West End Ward) (“The Premises”) 20/00187/LIPV



Conditions being Varied




18. The rear doors leading to Down Street Mews shall not be used except in case of emergency.




18. The rear doors leading to Down Street Mews shall not be used by customers except in case of



The application does not propose any changes to licensable activities, permitted hours, capacity or other conditions.



Amendments to application advised at hearing:





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


The Sub-Committee had before it an application for a variation of a premises licence currently operating as a restaurant with a bar area.  The Applicant was seeking to vary Condition 18 of the premises licence which reads The rear doors leading to Down Street Mews shall not be used except in case of emergency” to 18. “The rear doors leading to Down Street Mews shall not be used by customers except in case of emergency”. There was no request to change any of the licensable activities, permitted hours, capacity or other conditions. The Metropolitan Police withdrew their representation following a site visit. The Premises is not situated in the Cumulative Impact Zone.


Matthew Butt, the Applicant’s Legal Representative provided an historical outline of the Premises licensing applications and explained that the Conditions which were imposed by a former Licensing Sub-Committee in February 2011 was erroneously agreed by the Applicant. The Sub-Committee was advised that Condition 18 governed the usage of the rear doors of the Premises and needed to be varied to ensure that the establishment continued to operate as a restaurant. Mr Butt advised that the Applicant had failed to articulate the need for employees to have free access to the rear doors and commented that the entrances to both the staff room and staff changing rooms were through these doors. He referred to page.23 of the Agenda which contained the Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 3 February 2011 and commented that it had been recorded that the rear doors had been intended to be used by VIP and celebrity patrons.  The Chair commented that the Minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 3 February 2011 had been accepted as an accurate  record of the Meeting. The Sub-Committee noted that there were several mechanisms available to the Applicant which would have enabled them to earlier address their concerns over Condition 18.


Mr Butt informed that Down Street Mews was used and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.