Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (2) on Thursday 1st November, 2018, 10.00 am | Westminster City Council
Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (2) on Thursday 1st November, 2018, 10.00 am

Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  kscharlemagne@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 020 7641 2783

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 any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1       There were no declarations of interest.

1.

Real Ale Ltd, 4 Formosa Street, London, W9 1EE pdf icon PDF 2 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

1.

Little Venice Ward/ Not In Cumulative Impact Area

Real Ale Ltd, 4 Formosa Street, London, W9 1EE

Premises Licence

Variation

18/10770/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 2

Thursday 1st November 2018

 

Membership:            Councillor Tim Mitchell (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:           Barry Panto

Committee Officer:   Tristan Fieldsend

                                    Georgina Wills

Presenting Officer:   Daisy Gadd

                                   

 

Relevant Representations:     The Paddington Waterways & Maida Vale Society and five local residents (one in support of the application).

 

Present: Mr Tim Peyton and Mr Zeph King (Applicants), Councillor Melvyn Caplan (Representing Paddington Waterways & Maida Vale Society and one local resident) and Mr Peter Hahn (local resident).

 

Real Ale Ltd, 4 Formosa Street, London, W9 1EE (“The Premises”)

18/10770/LIPV

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol – On Sales

 

Current:

 

Monday: 12:00 to 21:00

Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 to 21:30

 

Proposed:

 

Monday: 12:00 to 21:30

Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 to 22:30

 

 

Licensable Area

 

Basement and Ground Floor

 

Basement and Ground Floor (including outside area of 3 tables and 6 chairs)

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None.

 

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by Real Ale Ltd for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Real Ale Ltd, 4 Formosa Street, London, W9 1EE.

 

The Licensing Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee and clarified that the current hours for off sales of alcohol listed in the report (at page 3) were incorrect and should read 10:00 to 21:30 on Mondays and 10:00 to 22:00 Tuesday to Sunday. This was due to an error with the hours that had incorrectly been inserted on the current licence at page 34 of the report. It was also confirmed that Environmental Health had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.

 

Mr Peyton and Mr King, the applicants, explained that through their premises they had managed to build up strong relationships with the local community. They had taken an active involvement in various local events and as such, it was considered that they had made a positive contribution to the neighbourhood. The reason why the variation application had been submitted was simply to allow the business to continue to thrive in the local area. It was recognised that concerns had been raised over the proposed variation to the licence; however, no concerns had been submitted by the resident living above the premises or by the landlord of the property. The Sub-Committee was advised also that Environmental Health (EH) had received no complaints of any nature regarding the operation of the premises. Many of the concerns raised about the local area did not relate to the premises who wanted to be a considerate neighbour.

 

The applicants provided information on the three aspects of the application. Firstly, it was requested that conditions be removed from the licence in order to enable them to place waste outside the premises for collection more than 30 minutes before the collection time. Other establishments on the street already did this and allowing the premises to do the same would mean they would no longer have to store it internally  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Basement And Ground Floor, 37 - 38 Golden Square, London, W1F 9BS pdf icon PDF 491 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

West End Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

Basement And Ground Floor, 37 - 38 Golden Square, London, W1F 9BS

New Premises Licence

18/10623/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 2

Thursday 1st November 2018

 

Membership:            Councillor Tim Mitchell (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:           Barry Panto

Committee Officers:Tristan Fieldsend

                                    Georgina Wills

Presenting Officer:   Daisy Gadd

 

Relevant Representations:     Environmental Health, The Soho Society and one local resident.

 

Present: Mr Alun Thomas (Solicitor, Representing the Applicant), Mr Andrew McNeill (Representing the Applicant Company), Mr Gillaume Depoix (Prospective Tenant), Mr Anil Drayan (Environmental Health) and one local resident.

 

Basement and Ground Floor, 37-38 Golden Square, London, W1F 9BS (“The Premises”)

18/10623/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol – On and Off Sales

 

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 00:00

Sunday: 12:00 to 23:30

 

Seasonal Variations/Non-Standard Timings:

 

From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day.

 

On Sundays prior to bank holidays/public holidays 12:00 to 00:00.

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None.

 

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by Halamar (Golden Square) Ltd for a new premises licence in respect of Basement and Ground Floor, 37-38 Golden Square, London, W1F 9BS.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application to the Sub-Committee and confirmed that one of the local residents had withdrawn their representation following additional information supplied by the applicant.

 

Mr Thomas, representing the applicant, provided to the Sub-Committee with an overview of the current contractual situation with the site. It was explained that the applicant, Mr Depoix, had agreed a lease for the premises subject to a licence being granted for the hours requested. Mr Thomas confirmed that a meeting had been held with Ms Callingham, a local resident, to try to address some of the concerns she had raised in her representation. Following this meeting it was now proposed to make the following amendments to the proposed conditions on the licence:

 

  • Place the full model restaurant condition on the licence, MC66;
  • Include a condition preventing customers smoking from taking drinks or glass containers outside with them; and
  • Requiring all sales of alcohol for consumption off the premises to be in sealed containers only and not to be consumed on the premises.

 

Mr Thomas considered that the main issues concerning the application centred on the opening hours and the fact the hours for the sale of alcohol were 30 minutes in excess of the Council’s core hour’s policy from Monday to Thursday and one hour on Sundays. The reasons for this was that the applicant wanted to open at 07:00 throughout the week, as they wanted to provide their customers with a breakfast option. In addition, the terminal hours relating to the sale for alcohol had been applied for as these were in line with the hours granted for the planning permission. The premises would operate as a restaurant with the slight extension beyond core hours being sought simply to allow customers to finish their meals. The premises building was being redeveloped and benefited from a current licence. The hours on the application were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

61 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QL pdf icon PDF 763 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

3.

West End Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

61 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QL

New Premises Licence

18/09828/LIPN

 

 

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 2

Thursday 1st November 2018

 

Membership:            Councillor Tim Mitchell (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:           Barry Panto

Committee Officers:Tristan Fieldsend

                                    Georgina Wills

Presenting Officer:   Daisy Gadd

 

Relevant Representations:     Licensing Authority and one local resident.

 

Present: Mr Robert Jordan (Licensing Agent, representing the Applicant), Mr and Mrs Patel (Applicants) and Ms Roxanna Haq (Licensing Authority)

 

61 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QL (“The Premises”)

18/09828/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol –Off Sales

 

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None.

 

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by Regency Coffee Boutique Limited for a new premises licence in respect of 61 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QL. The premises operated as a convenience store and the application was seeking an authorisation to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application to the Sub-Committee and confirmed that Environmental Health and the Police had withdrawn their representations following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.

 

Mr Jordan, representing the applicant, advised the Sub-Committee that constructive discussions regarding the application had been held with the responsible authorities and local residents. Attempts had been to engage with the sole resident who had made a representation but these had proven unsuccessful. Following these discussions the hours proposed had been scaled back and the conditions to be added to the licence were similar to those operated by comparable premises in the local area. As such, this had resulted in Environmental Health and the Police withdrawing their representations. The applicant was a very experienced operator and had run convenience stores since 1995. The Sub-Committee was advised that during this time no issues had ever been reported at any of his premises. Details of the in-depth training programme staff were required to undertake was provided along with confirmation that a Challenge 25 policy was operated. The Sub-Committee also noted that the only forms of ID accepted at the premises would be either a passport or driving licence. All alcohol on display would be stored behind locked screens outside of the hours permitting the sale of alcohol and CCTV would also be operated at the premises. Therefore, with the restrictive conditions to be placed on the licence and the restricted hours for the sale of alcohol, between 10:00 and 20:00, it was proposed that the premises would not add to cumulative impact in the local area. It was recognised that street drinking was an issue locally and as such, no alcohol above 5.5% abv would be sold in addition to no sales of single cans of beer.

 

Ms Haq, representing the Licensing Authority, thanked the applicant for the productive discussions which had taken place. It was acknowledged that restrictive conditions would be placed on the licence and the proposed hours were within the Council’s core hours. In terms of policy the application was considered compliant and therefore the Licensing Authority’s representation had only been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

The AllBright Club, 24 - 26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH pdf icon PDF 4 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

4.

West End Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

The AllBright Club, 24 - 26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH

New Premises Licence

18/10524/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 2

Thursday 1st November 2018

 

Membership:            Councillor Tim Mitchell (Chairman), Councillor Louise Hyams and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:           Barry Panto

Committee Officers:Tristan Fieldsend

                                    Georgina Wills

Presenting Officer:   Daisy Gadd

 

Relevant Representations:     Licensing Authority and one local resident.

 

Present: Mr Robert Jordan (Licensing Agent, representing the Applicant), Mr and Mrs Patel (Applicants) and Ms Roxanna Haq (Licensing Authority)

 

61 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QL (“The Premises”)

18/09828/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by Retail of Alcohol –Off Sales

 

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None.

 

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by Regency Coffee Boutique Limited for a new premises licence in respect of 61 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QL. The premises operated as a convenience store and the application was seeking an authorisation to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application to the Sub-Committee and confirmed that Environmental Health and the Police had withdrawn their representations following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.

 

Mr Jordan, representing the applicant, advised the Sub-Committee that constructive discussions regarding the application had been held with the responsible authorities and local residents. Attempts had been to engage with the sole resident who had made a representation but these had proven unsuccessful. Following these discussions the hours proposed had been scaled back and the conditions to be added to the licence were similar to those operated by comparable premises in the local area. As such, this had resulted in Environmental Health and the Police withdrawing their representations. The applicant was a very experienced operator and had run convenience stores since 1995. The Sub-Committee was advised that during this time no issues had ever been reported at any of his premises. Details of the in-depth training programme staff were required to undertake was provided along with confirmation that a Challenge 25 policy was operated. The Sub-Committee also noted that the only forms of ID accepted at the premises would be either a passport or driving licence. All alcohol on display would be stored behind locked screens outside of the hours permitting the sale of alcohol and CCTV would also be operated at the premises. Therefore, with the restrictive conditions to be placed on the licence and the restricted hours for the sale of alcohol, between 10:00 and 20:00, it was proposed that the premises would not add to cumulative impact in the local area. It was recognised that street drinking was an issue locally and as such, no alcohol above 5.5% abv would be sold in addition to no sales of single cans of beer.

 

Ms Haq, representing the Licensing Authority, thanked the applicant for the productive discussions which had taken place. It was acknowledged that restrictive conditions would be placed on the licence and the proposed hours were within the Council’s core hours. In terms of policy the application was considered compliant and therefore the Licensing Authority’s representation had only  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.