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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4, Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

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Items
No. Item

138.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:
That, in the absence of the Chair, Councillor Flora Williamson be elected as Chair for the meeting.

 

 

 

139.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

Councillor Williamson welcomed everyone to the meeting and officers and members introduced themselves. The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.

140.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Diner and Khan.

141.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

Councillor Williamson substituted for Councillor Diner; Councillor Wayne substituted for Councillor Khan.

 

142.

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.

 

Minutes:

None.

143.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business was as the agenda.

144.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 2016 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

145.

Jimmys, 42 Junction Road, N19 5RD - Application for new premises licence pdf icon PDF 871 KB

Minutes:

The licensing officer advised that representation 12 had been withdrawn.

 

The applicant advised that he would be operating the premises as a foodstore and had 25 years’ experience in the sector.

 

In response to questions it was advised that the applicant would be responsible for the management of the store and staff working in the store either had or would be applying for personal licences. The applicant operated a family business and commented that members of his family had been licence holders for a number of years.

 

Following a question on the cumulative impact of alcohol sales in the locality, the applicant indicated that the proposed licensable hours were lesser than those previously in operation at the premises, the sale of alcohol only formed an ancillary part of the business with no more than 15% of the sales area to be used for the sale of alcohol, and additional conditions had been agreed to limit the sale of high strength alcohol.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1)    That the application for a new premises licence in respect of Jimmys, 42 Junction Road, London, N19 5RD be granted to allow:-

 

a)    To allow the sale of alcohol, off sales, from 8am to 11pm Monday to Sunday. 

b)    Opening hours to be:-  6am to 11pm Monday to Sunday.  

 

2)    That the conditions detailed on pages 32 and 33 of the agenda shall be applied to the licence.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION:

 

The Sub-Committee listened to all the evidence and submissions and read all the material. The Sub-Committee reached the decision having given consideration to the Licensing Act 2003, as amended, and its regulations, the national guidance and the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

The Sub-Committee took into consideration Licensing Policies 2 and 3.  The premises falls within the Junction Area of Archway Cumulative Impact Area.  Licensing Policy 2 creates a rebuttable presumption that applications for new premises licences that are likely to add to the existing cumulative impact will normally be refused, unless an applicant can demonstrate why the operation of the premises involved will not add to the cumulative impact or otherwise impact adversely on the promotion of the licensing objectives.

 

The Sub-Committee also took into consideration Licensing Policy 4, relating to shops selling alcohol, Licensing Policies 7 and 8, relating to licensing hours, Licensing Policy 9, relating to the standards of management, and Licensing Policies 24 and 25, relating to children and licensed premises.

 

Eleven local resident objections had been received, and one objection was withdrawn before the meeting. Hours had been reduced by the applicant following consultation with the police. Conditions had been agreed following discussions with the police and trading standards which included a CCTV condition and conditions relating to the strength of alcohol sold.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the revised hours sought were within the hours specified in Licensing Policy 8.

 

The Sub-Committee heard evidence that a 24 hour licence had been previously held at the premises which was surrendered in October 2016. This application represents a reduction in operating hours  ...  view the full minutes text for item 145.