Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (3) - Thursday 20th May, 2021 2.30 pm

Venue: This will be a virtual meeting

Contact: Tristan Fieldsend, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  tfieldsend@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 07812 760 335

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 declartions of interest.

1.1

Order of Proceedings

2.

2:30 PM: LSC (3) – 407 Oxford Street, London W1C 2PA pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

West End

N/A

N/A

407 Oxford Street

London

W1C 2PA

New Premises Licence

21/00020/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 3

 

Thursday 20th May 2021

 

Membership:           Councillor Jim Glen (Chair), Councillor Barbara Arzymanow and Councillor Aziz Toki

 

 

Officer Support:       Legal Advisor:         Viviene Walker

                                Policy Officer:          Aaron Hardy

                                Committee Officer:  Tristan Fieldsend

                                Presenting Officer:  Karyn Abbot

 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence 21/00020/LIPN

 

Full Decision

 

Premises

 

407 Oxford Street

London

W1C 2PA

 

 

Applicant

 

Freaknaughty Limited

Represented by Anthony Gregson (Licensing Agent - Hospitality Training Solutions)

 

 

Cumulative Impact Area?

 

Not in a Cumulative Impact Area

 

 

Ward

 

West End

 

 

Summary of Application

 

The Premises intended to operate as an open plan convenience store selling everyday items such including cigarettes and alcohol.

 

 

 

 

Proposed Activities and Hours

 

Retail Sale of Alcohol [Off Sales]

 

Monday to Saturday 08.00 to 22.30

Sunday 09:00 to 22:30

 

Hours premises are open to the public

 

Monday to Sunday 07.00 to 22.30

 

 

Representations Received

 

·       Metropolitan Police (PC Reaz Guerra) – Now withdrawn

·       Environmental Health (“EH”) (Maxwell Koduah)

·       Eleven local residents objecting to the application

 

 

Summary of issues raised by objectors

 

·       The application as presented would have the likely effect of causing an increase in Public Nuisance and may affect Public Safety within the area.

 

·       The Premises was located close to residential blocks and the granting of the license had the potential to increase noise and disturbance to residents.

 

·       The locality already suffered from high levels of street drinking and instances of pre-loading and the granting of this licence would only exacerbate the issues experienced locally.

 

 

Policy Position

 

Under policy HRS1 applications for hours within the Council’s core hours policy would generally be granted, subject to not being contrary to other policies in the Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

 

DECISION

 

Having considered all the submissions made by all parties, the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant the application subject to additional conditions.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application and confirmed that the Police had withdrawn their representation following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.

 

Mr Gregson, representing the applicant, introduced the application and provided an overview of the style of operation proposed. The Sub-Committee was advised that the extensive conditions, agreed with the responsible authorities, and the detailed operation plan to be implemented would ensure the Licensing Objectives were promoted. The Premises wanted to become a valuable member of the community and aimed to provide a service to local residents, shoppers and visitors to the area. It was acknowledged that concerns had been raised over street drinking and pre-loading in the area, however these concerns had been discussed with EH and the Police and the conditions agreed had been tailored to ensure this Premises did not contribute to these issues. These included ensuring all staff were trained and provided with ongoing training, no super strength beers or ciders would be sold, no more than 15% of the Premises sales area would be allocated to alcohol and a direct telephone number to the manager would be available to local residents. Following these discussions, the Police had withdrawn their representation.

 

Following questions from the Sub-Committee Mr Gregson  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

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