Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday 16 November 2020 9:45 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair


It was moved by Councillor Edwards, seconded by Councillor Heap and


Resolved, that Councillor Wehring be appointed chair for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Red Lion Local, 169-171 Red Lion Road, Surbiton, KT6 7RG pdf icon PDF 3 MB


The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and confirmed that Katkandu Karunakaran had applied for a new Premises Licence for the premises to be known as “Red Lion Local” at 169-171 Red Lion Road, Surbiton, KT6 7RG.

The application sought a new Premises Licence to permit the sale of alcohol (off sales only) Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 23:00, and Sunday from 08:00 to 22:30 as set out at Annex 2 of the Agenda papers. Mr Karunakaran is the current premises licence holder of “News 4 U” at 175 Red Lion Road. In the “general description of the premises” in his application, Mr Karunakaran stated, “There is another off license in the parade that I also own. As soon I open this shop. I will surrender the premise license for the other (News4U located at 175 Red Lion Rd, KT6 7RG)”. 

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 112 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received, with 5 valid representations received from Other Persons, one of which was a petition. One of these 5 objections had subsequently been withdrawn. The representations referred to all 4 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. Following further consultation, the applicant had addressed those concerns by making amendments to his application and operating schedule. These amendments were reflected in the agreed conditions shown in Annex 3. In light of these amendments, the concerns of the Responsible Authorities were satisfied and the Responsible Authorities’ representations had been withdrawn.

Katkandu Karunakaran and his representative, Mohammed Rana, confirmed that the applicant’s intention was to transfer his business from 175 Red Lion Road to a larger unit at 169-171 Red Lion Road and was not therefore adding to the number of off-licences in the locality. The Applicant was questioned about residents’ concerns about litter and noise disturbance from deliveries related to the applicant’s current premises. The Licensing Sub-Committee noted that some concerns related to competition and need which were outside the requirements of the licensing process. The Licensing Sub-Committee noted that there were no outstanding objections from the Responsible Authorities. The applicant offered to revise the times of off-sales applied to mirror the current Premises Licence at 175 Red Lion Road (08:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 to 22:30 on Sundays).

The Licensing Sub-Committee also heard submissions from Jason Hanger and Yogar Shuhar opposing the granting of the new Premises Licence, in summary on grounds of concerns about over provision of premises selling alcohol in the locality,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.


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 for exclusion of press and public was not required.