Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (4) on Thursday 6th December, 2018, 10.00 am | Westminster City Council
Agenda and minutes

Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee (4) on Thursday 6th December, 2018, 10.00 am

Agenda and 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.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

1.

A Food Story, Ground Floor, 104 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6PE pdf icon PDF 5 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

1.

West End Ward/ not in Cumulative Impact Area

A Food Story

Ground Floor

104 Great Portland Street

London

W1W 6PE

Premises Licence Variation

18/08281/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No.4

Thursday 6 December 2018

 

Membership:              Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Susie Burbridge and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:             Barry Panto

Committee Officer:     Sarah Craddock

Presenting Officer:     Michelle Steward

 

Relevant Representations:         Environmental Health, Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association and nine local residents

 

 

Present: Mr Matteo Pantani (Applicant), Mr Maxwell Koduah (Environmental Health), Sharon Palazzo (local resident representing Portland Apartments Ltd and the Leaseholders at 89 Great Portland Street), Richard Brown (Solicitor representing local residents and Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association)

 

A Food Story, Ground Floor, 104 Great Portland Street, W1W 6PE (“The Premises”) 18/08281/LIPV

1.

Current

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (Off-Sales only)

 

Monday to Saturday: 08:00 to 23:00

Sunday 10:00 to 22:30

 

Proposed

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On-Sales only)

 

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 22:30

Sunday 12:00 to 22:30

 

 

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 Pantani Ltd, (“the Applicant”) for a Variation of the licence in respect of premises trading under the name of  A Food Story, Ground Floor, 104 Portland Street, W1W 6PE. The current licence had been transferred to the applicant in July 2018.

 

The Presenting Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee.  She confirmed that the Environmental Health Team had maintained their representation on policy grounds and that there had been residential representations from the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association and nine local residents.  She further confirmed that the Metropolitan Police Force had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.  The Sub-Committee noted that the premises was located in the West End Ward but was not situated in the Cumulative Impact Area.

 

Mr Matteo Pantani (Applicant) advised that the application was for a variation of a premises licence for Sale by Retail of Alcohol for consumption ‘On’ the premises Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 22:30 and Sunday from 12:00 to 22:30.  The Sub-Committee noted that the Premises operated as an Italian all day diner.  Mr Pantani advised that the premises opened for breakfast and then operated throughout the day serving lunch and dinner.  He would now like to serve alcohol (a bottle or glass of wine) with lunch and dinner in order to enhance the customer’s meal experience at the restaurant. Mr Pantani emphasised that he had no intention to turn the premises into a pub or an event premises and have people drinking and smoking outside of the premises.  He further confirmed that the capacity of the premises was for 30 persons.

 

Mr Pantani advised that he had completed the application form for the variation of the premises licence and apologised if he had not made it clear to the local residents and the Responsible Authorities that he only wanted to serve alcohol with a restaurant meal.  He confirmed that he had taken their concerns very seriously and was very happy to agree to all the proposed conditions, as he wanted to build a long-term happy relationship with his neighbours.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2DX pdf icon PDF 894 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

St James’s Ward/ not in Cumulative Impact Area

London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2DX

New Premises Licence

18/12406/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No.4

Thursday 6 December 2018

 

Membership:              Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Susie Burbridge and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:             Barry Panto

Committee Officer:     Sarah Craddock

Presenting Officer:     Michelle Steward

 

Relevant Representations:         Environmental Health and five local residents

 

 

Present: Mr Alistair Wood (Chief Executive, Clerk and Applicant), Mr Warren Foot (Trustee) and Mr Anil Drayan (Environmental Health)

 

London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, SW1P 2DX (“The Premises”) 18/12406/LIPN

1.

Provision of Plays, exhibition of films, Indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling entertainments, live music, recorded music and the performance of dance:

 

Monday to Sunday: 08:00 to 23:00

 

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

During the hearing the applicant changed the hours to:

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 to 23:00

Sunday: 09:00 to 22:30

 

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application by London Scottish Volunteer Enterprises Limited, (“the Applicant”) for a new licence in respect of London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, SW1P 2DX.

 

The Presenting Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee.  She confirmed that the Environmental Health Team had maintained their representation on policy grounds and that there had been residential representations from five local residents.  She further confirmed that the Metropolitan Police Force had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the applicant. It was noted that the premises are not situated in a cumulative impact area.

 

 

 

 

Mr Wood (Applicant) advised that the Sub-Committee had before it an application for a new premises licence for a premises situated within a Grade II listed building. This was to be used as an office and event space.  The Sub-Committee heard that the building had been previously leased to the Army on a 30 year lease (the Army had been exempt from having a Premises Licence) and now the Army had handed back the licence the charity wished to continue to hold the events that had jointly been organised with the Army in relation to their community responsibilities.  Mr Wood confirmed that the charity was also happy to comply with the Council’s Core Hours Policy.  The Sub-Committee noted that to hold the events the charity needed a premises licence so it could continue to use the building to promote its Scottish cultural and heritage background through regulated access to its historical features for both business and charitable events.  Mr Wood confirmed that the charity would continue with similar events but with a slightly higher volume of activity to increase revenue in order to continue to operate the building. 

 

Mr Anil Drayan (Environmental Health) advised that Environmental Health and local residents had maintained their representation as the premises was located in a highly residential area but were satisfied that the agreed conditions would promote the licensing objectives.  He confirmed that the building was a Grade II listed building, which held cultural and heritage paintings so the rooms in the building would not be used for vertical drinking or drink led events.

 

Mr Wood advised that approximately 365 events  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Ground Floor, 65 Praed Street, London, W2 1NS pdf icon PDF 641 KB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

3.

Hyde Park Ward/ not in Cumulative Impact Area

Ground Floor, 65 Praed Street, London, W2 1NS

New Premises Licence

18/10659/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No.4

Thursday 6 December 2018

 

Membership:              Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Susie Burbridge and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:             Barry Panto

Committee Officer:     Sarah Craddock

Presenting Officer:     Michelle Steward

 

Relevant Representations:         Environmental Health, Metropolitan Police and four local residents

 

 

Present: Mr Sayed Elmoniri (Director of the Applicant company), Mr Dave Nevitt (Environmental Health) and PC Adam Deweltz (Metropolitan Police)

 

Ground Floor, 65 Praed Street, W2 1NS (“The Premises”) 18/10659/LIPN

1.

Late Night Refreshment (Indoors)

 

Monday to Thursday: 23:00 to 02:00

Friday to Saturday: 23:00 to 03:00

 

 

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 Al Kababgi Limited (“the Applicant”) for a new licence in respect of Ground Floor, 65 Praed Street, W2 1NS.

 

The Presenting Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee.  She confirmed that the Environmental Health Team and Metropolitan Police had maintained their representation on policy grounds and that there had been residential representations from four local residents. The Sub-Committee noted that the premises was not located in a cumulative impact area.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Elmoniri (on behalf of the Applicant company) advised that this was an application for a new premises licence for Late Night Refreshment (on and off) the premises Monday to Thursday: 23:00 to 02:00 and Saturday and Sunday: 23:00 to 03:00.  The Sub-Committee heard that the premises intended to operate as a small take-away/restaurant with a capacity of approximately six people and that the majority of his business was to be conducted during the early hours of the morning as this was when customer demand for his food was at its premium.

 

Mr Elmoniri advised that since he had been prevented from selling hot food after 11pm he had not been able to make enough money to cover the premises’ rent.  He could not understand why selling hot food after 11pm was any different from selling cold food.  Mr Elmoniri further advised that he was willing to accept any arrangement that would allow him to sell hot food after 11pm, whether it be just on the premises or both on and off the premises.  He confirmed that he did not want to sell alcohol and that his customers did not use the table and chairs located outside of the premises.  After a brief discussion with the Sub-Committee regarding the use of the table and chairs Mr Elmoniri advised that he would remove the table and chairs with immediate effect.

 

Mr Dave Nevitt (Environmental Health) advised that Environmental Health had maintained their representation as the proposal was likely to increase the risk of Public Nuisance in the area.  He explained that the Council’s Licensing Policy differs between selling hot and cold food after 11pm as hot food was very much more attractive to people who had been out drinking during the evening.  Mr Nevitt referred to the premises plan and advised that it was only possible for a small number of customers to sit inside the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Slim Chicken, Ground And First Floor, 12 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NG pdf icon PDF 1 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

4.

West End Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

Slim Chicken, Ground And First Floor, 12 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NG

Premises Licence Variation

18/12167/LIPV

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No.4

Thursday 6 December 2018

 

Membership:              Councillor Karen Scarborough (Chairman), Councillor Susie Burbridge and Councillor Shamim Talukder

 

Legal Adviser:             Barry Panto

Committee Officer:     Sarah Craddock

Presenting Officer:     Michelle Steward

 

Relevant Representations:         Environmental Health, Licensing Authority and Soho Society

 

 

Present: Mr Richard Pigott (Area Manager on behalf of the Applicant company), Mr Steve Burnett (Agent representing the Applicant), Mr Dave Nevitt (Environmental Health) and Ms Roxanna Haq (Licensing Authority)

 

Slim Chicken, Ground and First Floor, 12 Moor Street, W1D 5NG (“The Premises”) 18/12167/LIPV

1.

This variation application seeks the following:

 

1. To vary the layout of the premises in accordance with plans supplied by the applicant. Main changes include rebranding as "Slim Chicken" to incorporate a new first floor trading area, to amend the basement by moving toilets to the mezzanine floor and internal changes to the ground floor layout.

 

2. To amend and add conditions as detailed below:

 

Remove the current conditions 9 and 12 and replace with the following condition:

 

The supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises shall only be to a person seated taking a table meal there and for consumption by such a person as ancillary to their meal.

 

3. To add off sales for the supply of alcohol with a condition that "off sales should only be supplied ancillary to a takeaway meal or meal delivery to a bona fide address".

 

Apart from the inclusion of off-sales of alcohol, all licensable activities, permitted hours and opening hours are to remain as existing.

 

 

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 Giraffe Concepts Limited (“the Applicant”) for a new licence in respect of Ground and First Floor, 12 Moor Street, W1D 5NG.

 

The Presenting Officer provided an outline of the application to the Sub-Committee.  She confirmed that the Environmental Health Team and Licensing Authority had maintained their representation on policy grounds and that there had been residential representations from the Soho Society.  The Soho Society, however, were now satisfied with the application as conditions had been agreed with the Responsible Authorities.  The Sub-Committee noted that the Licensing Authority had removed any reference to PB2 and RNT2 as they were not relevant to the application and style of operation and that the Metropolitan Police Force had withdrawn their representation.

 

Mr Burnett ((Agent representing the Applicant) advised that the application was for a variation of a premises licence to vary the layout of the premises and to amend and add conditions regarding the supply of alcohol that would only be sold with a meal on and off the premises.  The Sub-Committee heard that this was an American based diner and that the principal change other than from principally burgers to principally chicken was a new trading area on the first floor.  The Sub-Committee further heard that the capacity had increased to 35 persons, but that this alteration would not adversely affect the cumulative impact area.  This  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.