Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday 3 September 2020 9:45 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Moved by Councillor Lidbetter, seconded by Councillor George and


Resolved, that Councillor Sweeney be elected Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Declarations of Interest


Councillor Lidbetter declared an interest insofar as her son had previously attended Tiffin School which is in the vicinity of the application premises.


The Kingston 1 Hotel – 88 London Road, Kingston, KT2 6PX pdf icon PDF 7 MB


The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that the applicant had applied for a new Premises Licence in respect of the premises to be known as “The Kingston 1 Hotel” at 88 London Road, Kingston, KT2 6PX.

The application sought a new Premises Licence to permit the sale of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises), Monday to Sunday from 10:00 hours to midnight. The application would see the premises close to the public at 23:00 daily, with the sale of alcohol permitted to hotel guests only between the hours of 23:00 and midnight. The Licensing Sub-Committee noted in the officer’s report that the proposed hours of operation were laid out in its Operating Schedule within the Application and recorded in Annex 2 of the Agenda papers.

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a public notice at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been advertised on the Council’s website. In addition some 972 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received, with 8 valid representations received from Other Persons. The representations referred to the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm Licensing Objectives.

It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application. The Metropolitan Police as the Responsible Authority for the prevention of crime and disorder and Trading Standards Officer as Responsible Authority for the protection of children from harm initially raised concerns regarding the application, which were withdrawn on the basis of agreed conditions. Following further consultation the applicant had addressed those concerns by making amendments to their application and operating schedule. These amendments were reflected in the agreed conditions shown in Annex 3. In light of these amendments, the concerns were satisfied and no representations remained or were otherwise received from Responsible Authorities.

The Licensing Sub-Committee noted that following further discussions between the applicant and the Other Persons who had submitted representations, some additional amendments had now been made to the application and undertakings and conditions offered. In summary, these amendments included the withdrawal of the proposal for off-sales, no drinks to be consumed outside the premises, provision of a smoking area on the London Road side of the premises only, no live or recorded music to be played, and confirmation of parking arrangements.     

The Licensing Sub-Committee heard the submission from the applicant’s site manager, Tim Johnson, and Graham Hopkins, licensing consultant, confirming details of the application, and advising members that the application was to provide a substantial hotel with 22 guest bedrooms, with the bar primarily for use by hotel residents but open to the public to support the hotel operation, with the sale of alcohol from 10.00 to midnight daily for residents and the hotel bar closing at 23.00 to the public, and all non-residents leaving the premises by 23.00.

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Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair


There were no urgent items.


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.



The motion to exclude press and public was not required.