Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4) - Thursday 26th August, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: This will be a virtual meeting

Contact: Cameron MacLean, Committee and Councillor Support Co-ordinator  Email:  cmaclean@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 07814 998 037

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

There were no Changes to the Membership of the Sub-Committee.

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:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

1.1

Order of Proceedings

1.     CALL OVER MEETING

Conference Call Number:         020 3321 5213
Conference ID:                         311 288 350#

2.     FLOORS 17 & 18 PADDINGTON SQUARE DEVELOPMENT: 31 LONDON ST, 9 WINSLAND MEWS & 128-144 PRAED STREET DEVELOPMENT SITE

Conference Call Number:        020 3321 5213
Conference ID:   936 539 540#

(a)  Applicant Presentation (1)

(b)  Applicant Presentation (2)

(c)  Planning Permission

(d)  Richard Brown, Citizens Advice Westminster, Licensing Project: submission

3.     ROOFTOP TERRACE & BAR, PADDINGTON SQUARE DEVELOPMENT: 31 LONDON ST, 9 WINSLAND MEWS & 128-144 PRAED STREET

Conference Call Number:         020 3321 5213
Conference ID:                         454 782 119#

(a)  Applicant Presentation (3)

(b)  Brochure

 

2.

10 AM: LSC (4) Floors 17&18, 31 London St, 9 Winsland Mews & 128-144 Praed St Development pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Hyde Park

N/A

N/A

Floors 17 & 18
31 London St, 9 Winsland Mews & 128-144 Praed St Development Site

New Premises Licence

21/00850/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

This will be a virtual meeting. Members of the Public can view the live broadcast using the media links on the Council’s website.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION FOR A NEW PREMISES LICENCE [LICENCE NUMBER: 21/00850/LIPN]

Premises

Floors 17 & 18, Paddington Square Development
31 London Street
9 Winsland Mews; &
128-144 Praed Street
London

Applicant

Great Western Developments Ltd represented by Craig Baylis, Solicitor, Kingsley Napley LLP, and Jonathan Ring of the Applicant Company.

Cumulative Impact Area (CIA) & Special Considerations Zone (SCZ)

CIA:   Not Applicable

SCZ:  Not Applicable

Ward

Hyde Park

SUMMARY OF APPLICATION

The application was for New Premises Licences for a rooftop bar and restaurant on the 17th and 18th Floors of the Paddington Square development.

Representations Received

Representations were received from –

1.     The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

2.     The Environmental Health Service (EHS)

3.     Paddington Waterways & Maida Vale Society (PWMVS)

4.     Southeast Bayswater Resident’s Association (SEBRA)

5.     A Local Business

6.     A Local Resident

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

Mr Kevin Jackaman, Senior licensing Officer – Presenting Officer

Mr Kevin Jackaman, Senior Licensing Officer, presented the report of the Director of Public Protection and Licensing that was before the Sub-Committee. In so doing, he noted that the applicant had applied for both live and recorded music until midnight, and not just live music, as stated in the report.

Presentation by Mr Craig Baylis, Solicitor, Kingsley Napley LLP, on behalf of the Applicant

Mr Baylis noted that a differently constituted Westminster City Council Licensing Sub-Committee had considered six applications for New Premises Licences for the same development at an (in-person) Licensing Sub-Committee (LSC) meeting on Thursday, 19 August 2021. He stated that a key point that had come out of that meeting was that these were applications for “Skeleton” Premises Licences and it would be for the eventual Premises Operators to apply to the LSC for variations to these Premises Licences in accordance with the proposed Operating Schedules.

Mr Baylis referred to the Schedule of Planning Conditions set out on Pages 24-46 of the Additional Information Pack. He noted that, in relation to Condition 35 and the requirement that the Applicant submit an Operational Management Plan (OMP for the Retail and Restaurant uses, it had been agreed by the LSC at its meeting the previous week, that a suitable condition be added to any Premises Licences such that Premises Licence Holders would also be bound by this requirement and would have to produce and OMP.

Referring to Pages 25 and 26 of the Agenda Pack, Mr Baylis noted that all the Premises Licence conditions proposed by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) had been agreed by the Applicant. In response to a question by the Chairman, Mr Baylis confirmed that these conditions had been agreed irrespective of the Operating Hours that might be approved by the LSC, with the exception of Proposed Condition 21 (security measures for customers entering the Premises after 00:00 hours), should the Sub-Committee be minded to grant the application in accordance with Core Hours.

Mr Baylis then presented details of the application. In so doing, he drew parallels with “The Shard” at London Bridge station, which had been one of the Applicant’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

10 AM: LSC (4) Rooftop Terrace & Bar, Paddington Square Development, 31 London St, 9 Winsland Mews & 128-144 Praed St pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Hyde Park

N/A

N/A

Rooftop Terrace & Bar, Paddington Square Development -31 London St, 9 Winsland Mews & 128-144 Praed St

New Premises Licence

21/00851/LIPN

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

This will be a virtual meeting. Members of the Public can view the live broadcast using the media links on the Council’s website.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION FOR A NEW PREMISES LICENCE [LICENCE NUMBER: 21/00851/LIPN]

Premises

Bar & Rooftop Terrace at Units 2 & 46, Paddington Square Development: 31 London Street; 9 Winsland Mews; & 128-144 Praed Street, London

Applicant

Great Western Developments Ltd represented by Craig Baylis, Solicitor, Kingsley Napley LLP and Jonathan Ring of the Applicant Company.

Cumulative Impact Area (CIA)/Special Considerations Zone (SCZ)

CIA:   N/A

SCZ:  N/A

Ward

Hyde Park

SUMMARY OF APPLICATION

The application was for New Premises Licences for a at Units 2 & 46 of the Paddington Square Development.

Representations Received

Representations were received from –

1.     The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

2.     The Environmental Health Service (EHS)

3.     Paddington Waterways & Maida Vale Society (PWMVS)

4.     Southeast Bayswater Resident’s Association (SEBRA)

5.     A Local Business

6.     A Local Resident

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

Mr Kevin Jackaman, Senior licensing Officer – Presenting Officer

Mr Kevin Jackaman, Senior Licensing Officer, presented the report of the Director of Public Protection and Licensing that was before the Sub-Committee. In so doing, he noted that the applicant had applied for both live and recorded music until midnight, and not just live music, as stated in the report.

Presentation by Mr Craig Baylis, Solicitor, Kingsley Napley LLP on behalf of the Applicant

Mr Baylis stated that many of the issues considered by the Sub-Committee in the previous application were applicable to the current application. He confirmed that, as with the previous application, the Applicant wished to amend the application to reduce the Hours for the Sale of Alcohol, as follows –

Sunday to Wednesday:      10:00 hours to 23:30 hours

Thursday to Saturday:        10:00 hours to 00:30 hours

This would allow a “drinking up time” of half-an-hour before customers had to be off the Premises.

Mr Baylis then referred to the illustrations in the Additional Information Pack to describe the layout of “The Pavilion” building which was a stand-alone building sitting substantially in the public realm. He stated that the building had a limited amount of outdoor seating and it was proposed that drinking would be permitted in this area subject to numerous conditions which had been agreed with the Police, including Condition 29 which stated –

“The Premises shall develop and operate a Noise Management Policy and Dispersal Policy. Copies of these policies shall be made available upon the request of Police or authorised officer.”

Mr Baylis stated that these particular Premises were more bar oriented than the other Premises [within the Development]. However, there remained a requirement that there be a substantial food offering at these Premises.

In response to questions by Members of the Sub-Committee, Mr Baylis provided the following information.

(a)  The Premises comprised a ground and first floor operation as well as a rooftop terrace with the tenant taking all three floors.

(b)  Until the Premises were occupied, it was not possible to determine the capacity of the Premises.

Presentation(s) by Responsible Authorities

Environmental Health Service (EHS)

Mr David Nevitt, Environmental Health Officer, stated that, although this was a more modest application in terms of the applied-for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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