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No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Councillor John Sweeney was appointed as Chair for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest - None



To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on      are a correct record.


The minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2019 were confirmed as a correct record.


The Antelope - 87 Maple Road, Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4AW


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered an application for a new Premises Licence for The Antelope, 87 Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4AW which was made on 22 January 2019 by TLT Solicitors, on behalf of Greene King Retailing Ltd. The application had been amended, following receipt of representations from local residents in relation to the use of the outbuilding and the outside area, since the initial application was submitted. Greene King Retailing Ltd now sought the grant of the following:

Main Building


Sale by retail of alcohol, for consumption on and off the premises

Monday to Saturday

10:00 to midnight


11:00 to 23:30

Monday to Saturday

10:00 to 23:00


11:00 to 23:00

Regulated entertainment (live and recorded music - indoors)

Monday to Saturday

10:00 to 00:30


11:00 to midnight

Not applicable

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday

10:00 to 00:30

Sunday 11:00 to 00:00

The Licensing Officer’s report confirmed that 1,886 residents were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. 6 valid representations were initially received from Other Persons, one of those representations was made in support of the application. One representation was subsequently withdrawn. The representations made reference to matters that relate to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective.

The Metropolitan Police as the Responsible Authority for the prevention of crime and disorder, the Council’s Trading Standards Officer as Responsible Authority for the protection of children from harm and the Council’s Environmental Protection Officer (Pollution Control) as Responsible Authority for the prevention of public nuisance initially raised concerns regarding the application. Following further consultation, the applicant has addressed the concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule, hours and licensable activities sought. These amendments are reflected in the conditions shown in Annex 3 of the Sub-Committee report.

The Applicant’srepresentative addressed the Licensing Sub-Committee to explain that an outbuilding at the rear of the Antelope Pub had been used as a micro-breweryknown as the ‘Big Smoke’ craft brewery. The business has expanded and had moved to larger premises. The intention was to use the outbuilding as a dining area with a bar, an open kitchen area and to be set with tables. The pub was very much a local pub, and wanted to retain its good relations with the local community. The outbuilding bar could take the pressure off the main building’s bar and serve to reduce overcrowding inside. In response to concerns raised, objectors had been invited to a meeting with the pub manager and the applicant had also offered additional conditions, set out in pages A34-A35of the Sub-Committee report.The applicant reiterated that they wanted to work with residents to alleviate any concerns that they may have.

A resident addressed the Licensing Sub-Committee to reinforce his written representation objecting to the proposal for the use of the rear building which in his view created ‘a pub within a pub’ on the boundary with suburban gardens. Patrons using the area would undoubtedly be enjoying  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.