Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday 10 September 2020 9:45 am

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Items
No. Item

35.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Sweeney, seconded by Councillor Edwards and

 

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

36.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

37.

Minutes

To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 25 August 2020 are a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved, that the minutes of the meeting held on 25 August 2020 be confirmed and signed as correct.

38.

36 Streets Food – Unit 6, The Griffin Centre, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

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 known as 36 Streets Food – Unit 6, The Griffin Centre, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JT.

The application sought a new Premises Licence to permit the sale of alcohol (for consumption on the premises) from 12:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 to 22:00 on Sundays. 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 437 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received, with 3 valid representations received from Other Persons. The representations referred to the prevention of public nuisance Licensing Objective.

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Authority for the protection of children from harm initially raised concerns regarding the application, which were withdrawn on the basis of agreed conditions.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 of the Responsible Authorities were satisfied and the representations had been withdrawn.

The Licensing Sub-Committee heard the submission from the applicant, Chau Nguyen outlining details of the application, and in response to questions asked by Sub-Committee confirming that the current restricted capacity of the premises due to Covid-19 was 20 persons, rising to 25 should these restrictions be lifted. The applicant responded to further questions from members, on comments raised in submitted written objections regarding noise nuisance, confirming that patrons smoking outside the premises would be required to leave drinks inside. The Sub-Committee also noted the Licensing Officer’s confirmation that the application before members did not include provision of outside seating. During further discussions, the applicant also confirmed her intention to continue good relationships with neighbouring residents and to work closely with other licensed premises in the area to ensure that objective was achieved.

In making their decision, the Licensing Sub-Committee considered the merits of the application and had regard to the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and guidance issued by the Secretary of State under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003. The Licensing Sub-Committee in promoting the Licensing Objectives considered the steps which were appropriate and proportionate to promote the licensing objectives, and after taking account of all relevant issues that had been raised in the application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

39.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

40.

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.

 

Minutes:

The motion to exclude public and press was not required.