Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (5) - Wednesday 14th July, 2021 10.00 am

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Membership

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The Londoner Hotel, 38 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7DX pdf icon PDF 40 MB

 

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James’s

West* End

None**

The Londoner Hotel

38 Leicester Hotel

London

WC2H 7DX

New Premises Licence

21/01017/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

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Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 5

 

Thursday 14th July 2021

 

Membership:           Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chair), Councillor Jacqui Wilkinson and Councillor Aicha Less

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:           Horatio Chance

                                Policy Officer:             Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:           Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:           Kevin Jackaman

 

Application for a New Premises Licence 21/01127/LIPN

 

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

The Londoner Hotel

38 Leicester Square

London

WC2H 7DX

 

Applicant

 

Edwardian Pastoria Hotels Limited

Represented by James Rankin (Legal Counsel for the Applicant) and Sally Hills (Hills Licensing Limited)

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

West End Cumulative Impact Area

 

Ward

 

St James’s

 

Summary of Application

 

The Premises known as “The Londoner” intended to operate as a superior luxury boutique hotel over 16 stories set in Leicester Square. On offer would be a collection of restaurants and bars, including alfresco dining on the ground floor, a rooftop bar, a  ballroom, private meeting and events spaces, an urban spa experience and two screening rooms. The Londoner would operate as a 24-hour Hotel with licensable activities authorising the sale of alcohol (on and off the premises), regulated entertainment (live and recorded music, dancing, films, indoor sporting events, plays, anything of a similar description) and late-night refreshment. Outside areas were available for both Joshua’s Tavern, Whitcomb’s Restaurant and 8 at the Londoner. There is a resident count of 66

 

Proposed Activities and Hours

 

Retail Sale of Alcohol [On and Off Sales]

 

Monday to Saturday 06.30 to 01.00

Sunday 06:30 to 00:00

 

Seasonal Variation/Non-Standard Timings:

 

Hotel residents and their bona fide guests are to be permitted to drink alcohol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The premises may also remain open for the sale of alcohol from the terminal hour for those activities on New Year’s Eve through to the start of permitted hours for those activities on New Year’s Day. Additionally, 8 at the Londoner to be used: Monday to Wednesday: until 01:00 hours, Thursday to Saturday: until 02:00 hours and Sunday: until 00:00 hours.

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

Monday to Saturday 23.00 to 01.00

Sunday 23:30 to 00:00

 

Seasonal Variation/Non-Standard Timings:

 

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

 

Live Music, Recorded Music, Performance of Dance, Anything of a Similar Description

 

Monday to Saturday 08.00 to 01.00

Sunday 08:00 to 00:00

 

Seasonal Variation/Non-Standard Timings:

 

Additionally, 8 at the Londoner to be used: Monday to Wednesday: until 01:00 hours, Thursday to Saturday: until 02:00 hours and Sunday: until 01:00 hours.

 

Plays, Films, Indoor Sporting Events

 

Monday to Saturday 08.00 to 01.00

Sunday 08:00 to 00:00

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Monday to Sunday 00.00 to 00.00

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police Service (PC Bryan Lewis)

·       Environmental Health Service (“EH”) (Anil Drayan)

·       Licensing Authority (Daisy Gadd)

 

 

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

·       The application as presented would have the likely effect of undermining the Licensing Objectives in a locality where there was traditionally high levels of crime and disorder.

 

·       Further clarity was required on the context of the eight licensable areas of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.