Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (5) - Thursday 20th August, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: This is a virtual meeting

Contact: Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  kscharlemagne@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 07817054613

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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.

Tomato, 54 Frith Street, London, W1 pdf icon PDF 972 KB

 

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

1.

West End/ West End

Tomato,

54 Frith Street

London

W1D 4SL

New

20/05045/LIPN

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 5

 

Thursday 20th August 2020

 

Membership:           Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chairman), Councillor Margot Bright

                                and Councillor Aziz Toki.

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Horatio Chance

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Andrew Palmer

                                Presenting Officer:  Kevin Jackaman

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence [20/05045/LIPN]

 

Full Decision

 

Premises  

 

Tomato

54 Frith Street

London

W1D 4SL

 

 

Applicant

 

NW3 Frith Limited

 

Represented by Alun Thomas of Thomas & Thomas Solicitors

and Daniel Herbert for the Applicant Company

 

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

West End

 

 

Ward

 

West End

 

 

Summary of Application

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application for a New Premises Licence from NW3 Frith Limited, for a new restaurant and bar. The previous licence ref:18/03323/LIPDPS had lapsed in March 2020 following the licence holder going into liquidation, and a new licence was being sought to reinstate on the same terms with the difference that the Applicant has removed private entertainment. As the Applicant will not immediately be selling alcohol, there is no Designated Premises Supervisor nominated. The application sought permission for regulated entertainment, late night refreshment (indoors only) and the sale of alcohol on and off the premises. The Sub-Committee noted that the operating hours licensable activities that had been applied for fell outside of Westminster’s core hours.

 

Additional submissions had been submitted by the Applicant and circulated to all parties. 

 

Proposed licensable activities and hours

(Ground, first and second floor)

 

Late Night Refreshment [Indoors only]

 

Monday to Saturday: 23.00 to 01.30

Sunday                    : 23.00 to 01.00

 

The terminal hour for late night refreshment on New Year's Eve is extended to 05:00 on New Year's Day.

 

 

Recorded Music - Unrestricted [Indoors only]

 

Monday to Sunday  : 00.00 to 00.00

 

On New Year's Eve from the end of permitted hours on New Year's Eve to the start of permitted hours on the following day.

 

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol [On and Off Sales]

 

Monday to Saturday : 10.00 to 01.00

Sunday                    : 12.00 to 00.30

 

On New Year's Eve from the end of permitted hours on New Year's Eve to the start of permitted hours on the following day.

 

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Monday to Saturday : 10.00 to 01.30

Sunday                    : 10.00 to 01.00

 

On New Year's Eve from the end of permitted hours on New Year's Eve to the start of permitted hours on the following day.

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Environmental Health – represented by Maxwell Koduah

·       The Metropolitan Police – represented by PC Bryan Lewis

·       The Licensing Authority – represented by Angela Seaward

 

 

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

  • The provision and hours requested for the supply of alcohol, late-night refreshment and playing of recorded music may have the likely effect of causing an increase in public nuisance may affect public safety within the West End Cumulative Impact area and undermine the Licensing Objectives.

·       The application may cause further policing problems in a locality where there is traditionally high levels of crime and disorder.

 

Policy Position

 

Policies CIP1, HRS1, RNT2 and PB2 apply under the City  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

38 Groom Place, London, SW1 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

 

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

Knightsbridge And Belgravia/ Not in a cumulative impact area

T.A. Restaurant Holdings

Limited

38 Groom Place,

London

SW1X 7BA

Variation

20/04793/LIPV

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 5

 

Thursday 20th August 2020

 

Membership:           Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chairman), Councillor Margot Bright

                                and Councillor Aziz Toki.

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Horatio Chance

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Andrew Palmer

                                Presenting Officer:  Kevin Jackaman

 

 

Application for Variation of a Premises Licence [20/04793/LIPV]

 

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

38 Groom Place

London

SW1X 7BA

 

 

Applicant

 

T.A. Restaurant Holdings Limited

 

Represented by Craig Baylis of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Solicitors

and Kevin Kelly - Operations Manager for the Applicant Company

 

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

No

 

 

Ward

 

Knightsbridge & Belgravia

 

 

Summary of Application

 

The application sought a variation of an existing premises licence to extend the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol Monday to Saturday 10.00 to midnight and Sunday 10.00 to 23.00; to extend the Premises opening hours to midnight every day; and to add late night refreshment Monday to Saturday 10:00 to midnight and Sunday 10.00 to 23.00. 

 

The Sub-Committee noted that following consultation, the Applicant had amended the application by reducing the hours applied for the Sale by Retail of Alcohol and Late-Night Refreshment to Core Hours. The provision for Late Night Refreshment on Sundays had also been withdrawn.

 

The Premises had opened in January 2020 and currently operate as a restaurant which had only traded for a two-month period until March, due to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic which had resulted in its closure.

 

Proposed and Existing licensable activities and hours

(Ground, first and second floor)

 

Late Night Refreshment [Indoors]

 

Proposed Variation

 

Monday to Thursday          : 23.00 to 23.30

Friday and Saturday          : 23.00 to Midnight

Sunday – Not applicable

 

From 23:00 on New Year's Eve to 03:30 on New Year's Day.

 

Compared to existing licence 19/03689/LIPVM

          

Late Night Refreshment not offered.

 

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol [On Sales]

 

Proposed Variation

 

Monday to Thursday          : 22.00 to 23.30

Friday and Saturday          : 22.00 to Midnight

Sunday                               : 12.00 to 22.30

 

From 10:00 New Year's Eve to 03:30 New Year's Day.

 

Compared to existing licence 19/03689/LIPVM

          

Monday to Thursday          : 22.00 to 23.00

Friday and Saturday          : 22.00 to 23.00

Sunday                               : 10.00 to 22.30

 

On New Year's Eve from 23:00 (or 22:30 if it falls on a Sunday) to 03:30 on New Year's Day.

 

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol [Off Sales]

 

Proposed Variation

 

Monday to Saturday           : 22.00 to 23

Sunday                               : 12.00 to 22.30

 

From 10:00 New Year's Eve to 03:30 New Year's Day.

Compared to existing licence 19/03689/LIPVM

          

Monday to Thursday          : 22.00 to 23.00

Friday and Saturday          : 22.00 to 23.00

Sunday                               : 10.00 to 22.30

 

On New Year's Eve from 23:00 (or 22:30 if it falls on a Sunday) to 03:30 on New Year's Day.

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Proposed Variation

 

Monday to Sunday             : 10.00 to Midnight

 

From 10.00 New Year's Eve to 03.30 New Year's Day

 

Compared to existing licence 19/03689/LIPVM

 

Monday to Sunday             : 10.00 to 23.00

 

From 10.00 New Year's Eve to 03.30 New Year's Day

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Environmental Health – represented  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.