Agenda and minutes

Online meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday 6 July 2021 9:45 am

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

Councillor Wehring was appointed Chair for the meeting.

 

Voting: Unanimous

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes

To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2021 are a correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 14 June 2021 were approved as a true and correct record.

4.

Taksim Lounge Turkish Restaurant, 78 Burlington Road, New Malden, KT3 4NU pdf icon PDF 13 MB

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that Initially, the application sought to provide the provision of regulated entertainment (recorded music) and the sale by retail of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises), Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 01:00 the following morning, and the provision of late night refreshment, Monday to Sunday from 23:00 to 01:00 the following morning. Following discussions with Responsible Authorities, the application was amended and it now seeks to provide the sale by retail of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises), Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 23:00. (Due to deregulation a licence for playing recorded music is no longer required for these amended hours and the provision of late night refreshment is not licensable between 05:00 hours and 23:00 hours.  It is noted from the applicant’s application that the intention is to play background music only).

The application sought the grant of the following:

?       to provide the sale by retail of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises), Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 23:00. 

  • Non-Standard timings:
    • New Year’s Eve - the sale of alcohol and the opening hours are extended from the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day
    • Diwali and Eid (on one day with each celebration) - The sale of alcohol and the opening hours are extended to 03:00 the following morning.
    • Christmas Eve - The sale of alcohol and the opening hours are extended to 03:00 the following morning.

The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the proposed hours of licensable activities and operation were laid out in Annex 2 of the report to the Licensing Sub-Committee.

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a poster at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been advertised on the Council’s website for the full consultation period. In addition, some 304 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. 36 valid representations were received from Other Persons, however 3 representations were subsequently withdrawn. The representations made reference to matters that relate to all four licensing objectives. Copies of the representations were attached at Annex 4 of the report to the Licensing Sub-Committee. 

It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application and no representations were received from those Responsible Authorities. The Metropolitan Police, as the Responsible Authority for the Prevention of Crime and Disorder licensing objective, Trading Standards, as the Responsible Authority for The Protection of Children from Harm licensing objective, and the Council’s Environmental Health (Noise Pollution) Officer, as the Responsible Authority for the Prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objective, initially raised concerns regarding the application. Following further consultation, the applicant has addressed the concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule.

The Sub-Committee first heard from the applicant who explained that the business  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Sufi's, 179 London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6PA pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that the application sought the grant of the following:

?       a variation to the existing premises licence to permit the provision of late night refreshment, Monday to Sunday, from 23:00 to 03:30 the following morning, with the premises continuing to close to the public at 23:00 Monday to Thursday, and at 02:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After 23:00 Monday to Thursday and after 02:00 Friday to Sunday, late night refreshment will be provided through a delivery service only.

The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the current hours of licensable activities and operation were laid out in Annex 3 of the licensing report and that no amendment to the hours the premises are open to the public was being sought.

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a poster at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been advertised on the Council’s website for the full consultation period. In addition, some 311 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. 1 valid representation was received from Other Persons. The representations made reference to matters that relate to the Prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objective. It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application and no representations were received from those Responsible Authorities. 

The Sub-Committee first heard from the applicant who explained that the application was to extend the ability to carry out deliveries from the premises until 03:30. There would be no change to the current licence permitting customers at the premises as they were not seeking any change to the opening hours. The applicant explained that, should the application be granted, a number of conditions will be added to the licence, and as a result the licence will become strengthened and more robust for any potential future concerns. It was also pointed out by the applicant that out of 311 notices sent out to neighbouring addresses, only one representation was made. 

The Sub-Committee queried the applicant in relation to  the written representation from the Other Person with regards to the potential of excess noise caused by motor vehicle  drivers carrying out the deliveries from the premises. The applicant clarified that the vehicles used to carry out the deliveries would be motor cars only and they would only be controlled by employees of the premises. There would be no deliveries made by mopeds/motorcycles or third party services. The employees would park their vehicles to the rear of the premises and would be waiting inside until a delivery would be due to be carried out, this would ensure that there would be minimal noise disturbance to local neighbours. The applicant was happy for the wording of the condition to be amended to clarify that the vehicle deliveries would be made by motor car only and for a condition to be imposed that delivery  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

7.

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:

This item was not required.