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No. Item


Introductions and procedure


Councillor Williamson welcomed everyone to the meeting, asked members and officers to introduce themselves


Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of substitute members


There were no substitute members.


Declarations of interest

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

§  if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

§  you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.


If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.


*(a)     Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b) Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c) Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d) Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e) Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f) Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 


This applies to all members present at the meeting.





Order of Business


The order of business was as the agenda.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Additional documents:



That the minutes of the meeting on the 23 February and the 24 May 2016 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Kojima, 100 Islington High Street, N1 8EG - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 1014 KB


The licensing officer reported that three additional conditions and an amendment to condition 3 had been agreed between the residents and the applicant.  These were tabled and would be interleaved with the agenda papers.


A local resident, speaking on behalf of the objectors, stated that this was not a good location for off sales as it was a highly residential area.  They were concerned about the licence if the premises were sold.  There needed to be a restricted display area to be conditioned.  There was a concern that drinks from the chilled cabinet would be consumed immediately. They asked if the sale of the business could be linked to shareholdings by the applicant.  The interested party stated that some residents did not want any expansion of alcohol in the area.  Some residents considered a display area of 15% to be an acceptable figure.  They requested that should a licence be granted it would only be granted until 8pm.


The applicant’s representative agreed to add a condition regarding a shareholding of 25% remaining in the name of Mr Mossman. This was a small shop, it was hoped to create a vintage look and products would be displayed around the premises.  The applicant was living in the residential flat above.  The applicant’s representative stated that he would accept 8pm rather than a refusal of the licence, although he would prefer 9pm.  There had been no objections from the police or the noise team.  As this was an off licence it was considered there would be less effect. Alcohol would be ancillary to the use as a Japanese retail shop.  In the lease it was stated that alcohol could only be sold by Mr Mossman.  15% for display space for alcohol would be agreeable.  Alcohol sold would be at high cost.  There were many pubs and bars in the area where people were more likely to buy alcohol at a cheaper price. He stated that the premises would not be entering a late night economy.  These premises were an exception in that alcohol was ancillary and this would be conditioned.  They would continue to talk to residents. 


The applicant stated that he was passionate about the area and had watched the decline in antique shops.  He wished his shop to be a Japanese cultural experience.  He would require the chiller as customers may wish white wines to be for their meal at home.  The premises were not focussed on alcohol and would set an example of diversity in the area. He was very anxious to make the business work. 


In response to questions, the applicant agreed for off sales to be in sealed containers.  An email address could be made available for residents.



1)               That the application for a new premises licence for Kojima, 100 Islington High Street, N1 8EG be granted to permit:-


a)     The sale of alcohol, off the premises only, from 11:00 to 21:00 on Monday to Saturday and from 11:00 until 20:00 hours on Sunday.

b)     Opening hours  ...  view the full minutes text for item 118.