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Appointment of Chair


Councillor John Sweeney was appointed Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Declarations of Interest





To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2019 are a correct record.


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 4 June 2019 were approved as a true and correct record.


Richmond Park Riding School, 197 Robin Hood Way, London SW20 0AA pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider an application for a New Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for Richmond Park Riding School.


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered an application for new Premises Licence for Richmond Park Riding School, 197 Robin Hood Way, London SW20 0AA which was made on 10 May 2019 by Richmond Park Riding School Ltd.


Having received representations from Other Parties, and following discussion with the Metropolitan Police Service and discussions at the Licensing Sub-Committee, the application sought the grant of the following:


Sale by retail of alcohol (on sales only)

11:00 hours to 17:00 hours Tuesday to Sunday

No sales on Monday


Opening hours

08:30 to 18:30 Tuesday and Wednesday

09:00 to 18:30 Thursday

08:30 to 18:30 Friday

07:30 to 18:30 Saturday and Sunday

No opening on Monday


The following formed part of the original application, but was later withdrawn prior to the meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee:


Provision of live music (indoors and outdoors)

18:00 hours to 23:00 hours Tuesday to Sunday

No live music (indoors and outdoors) on Monday


The Licensing Officer’s report confirmed that 27 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. Seven valid representations were received from Other Parties. The representations made reference to matters that related to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective.


It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application. There were no objections to the application made by the Responsible Authorities.


The applicant addressed the Licensing Sub-Committee to explain that he originally requested live music as a Licensable Activity as he believed this was a prerequisite of receiving a licence for the sale of alcohol. The applicant addressed the concerns about noise from live music raised by the Other Parties and confirmed that he would withdraw the request for live music. The applicant explained to the Licensing Sub-Committee that Richmond Park Riding School’s intention in applying for this Premises Licence was to allow parents and guardians of the riding school attendees to partake in an alcoholic drink, if they so wished, whilst waiting the 90 minutes or so for their family members to complete each session. The applicant also explained that if they ever did wish to hold an event and therefore sell alcohol outside of the hours set out above, they would apply for a Temporary Event Notice.


The applicant finally explained that the Richmond Park Riding School did not currently host parties or similar such events as alleged in the objections of Other Parties to the Premises Licence application.


Three local residents addressed the Licensing Sub-Committee, explaining that, although they originally objected to certain aspects of the application (namely, the provision of live music), their concerns had been alleviated by the amendments made by the applicant (see above). The residents explained that they did not object to the proposed on-site sale of alcohol and that their sole objection was to the provision of live music. The residents explained that they were unaware of the change to the application prior to the meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.


The Licensing Sub-Committee suggested to the applicant that he may wish to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.


Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair




Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following matters may be considered in private if the Committee agrees that, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public are excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 ofPart I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed.  This paragraph covers information relating to any individual.