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Agenda and minutes

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

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Introductions and procedure


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


Apologies for absence


Received from Councillors Flora Williamson and Asima Shaikh.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Aysegul Erdogan substituted for Councillor Flora Williamson and Councillor Alex Diner substituted for Councillor Asima Shaikh.


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


It was noted that there was only one agenda item for consideration.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 164 KB



That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2016 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Beyond Bread, 257 Upper Street, London N1 2UQ - new premises licence pdf icon PDF 6 MB


The Licensing Officer highlighted an error on page 45 of the agenda, which comprised the conditions to be attached to the licence. A new Condition 24 had been agreed with the Noise Team and amended in agreement with the applicant to read as follows:


“24. “The rear courtyard shall be closed to customers at 20:00; amended to:

  • The rear courtyard shall be closed to customers at 21:00; and
  • In the event of substantiated noise complaints in connection with the use of the rear courtyard, the permitted timings for use will be reduced to 20:00 and the premises licence will be modified to reflect the revised timings.”

He drew the Sub-Committee’s attention to the additional information from the applicant, circulated as a second despatch, after the publication of the agenda.

It was noted that this information had been emailed to councillors as soon as it became available and paper copies had also been supplied to them in advance of this meeting.

In response to a question from the Chair, the Licensing Officer confirmed that the application was in a Cumulative Impact Area.

One of the local resident objectors stated that she lived above the premises and noted that the premises used to be a hairdresser and was now a café bakery and was concerned that it could set a precedent.  There were six or seven other bakeries on Upper Street and these could all apply for extended hours. She felt that the part of Upper Street where she lived was different to the rest of Upper Street, with a variety of premises, such as a gift and kitchen shop and a hairdresser and, if an alcohol licence was granted to this premises, it would change the area. She referred to the Council’s Licensing Policy and, in particular, to the Policy relating to applications in a Cumulative Impact Area. She suggested that noise, crime and disorder, vandalism, issues with personal safety and smoking would increase. Her living room was above the area where tables and chairs were situated outside the front of the premises and she was able to hear the voices of people talking from that area. All of these issues were likely to affect her quality of life.

This objector went on to say that she had read the letter from the applicant to local residents, dated 14 January 2017, which had sounded promising, but her experience of reporting noise complaints suggested otherwise. She had reported hammering noises at 5.00am and drilling noise at 6.00am and the only response had been an expression of thanks from the applicant in allowing them to carry out those works, even though local residents had never given that permission. She had also emailed the applicant about loud music from the premises. She said that the applicant seemed to be taking her seriously in the past few months, but this appeared to be only a week or so before residents had received a letter about the new licence application. She complained about deliveries at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 141.