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Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

178.

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.

179.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

180.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

181.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

182.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as the agenda.

183.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 31 August 2017 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

184.

Iskele, 179-181 Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8QP - Premises licence variation pdf icon PDF 835 KB

Minutes:

The noise officer reported that she was concerned about the noise from deliveries.  Complaints were already received about the noise from motorbikes during the day and she was concerned that noise in the evening would further disturb residents.  She also reported that a resident had asked for a condition that the bi-fold doors be closed at 9.30pm.

 

The applicant’s representative reported that the applicant had operated a delivery service for two years.  There would not be an increase in traffic as it was already used as a take away for food and this was an application for off sales of alcohol with the delivery of food.  Drivers would be trained and there would be no deliveries to public places. Tables and chairs would be cleared away by 10pm and doors were closed at this time.

 

In response to questions it was noted that the condition to be removed was duplicated in the licence and referred to deliveries to the premises.  It was stated that deliveries from the premises were usually made by non-motorised vehicles and the applicant would ask for non-motorised vehicles but was not able to guarantee that this would be the case.  The applicant would agree to reduced hours for deliveries if this was required by the Sub-Committee.  Challenge 25 would be used at the point of taking the order and by the delivery company at the door. The applicant stated that he would prefer to close the doors at 10pm as this was the same time as the tables and chairs were cleared away.

 

In summary, the noise officer stated that it would be preferable to use pedal cycles for customers.  The applicant’s representative stated that the applicant would try to arrange this if possible but this could not be guaranteed.

 

RESOLVED

1)       That the application for a premises licence variation, in respect of Iskele, 179-181 Whitecross Street, EC1V 8QP, be granted to allow:-

 

a)     The supply of alcohol, for consumption on and off the premises from 12:00 noon until 23:30 hours Monday to Sunday.

 

b)     Annex 3, condition 7 be removed from the licence as this is a duplication.

 

2)       That conditions outlined in appendix 3 and detailed on pages 33 and 34 of the agenda shall be applied to the licence with the following amendments:-

 

·        Condition 29 to read.  The applicant shall use their best endeavours to ensure that deliveries shall be made by non-motorised transport such as pedal cycles or electric vehicles only.

·        Condition 30 to read.  The bi-fold windows and doors shall be closed, save for entrance and egress after 22:00 hours.

 

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 Policy 2 and the home office guidance at paragraph 14.30.  The premises fall within the Bunhill cumulative impact area.  Licensing policy 2  ...  view the full minutes text for item 184.

185.

2 Northdown Street, N1 9BG - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that there were two resident representations outstanding.  One of the representatives had stated that they were making objections on behalf of the block.  The Peabody Trust, who managed the block, stated that this was incorrect and the interested party would not have the authority to do this.

 

The applicant reported that this was a live comedy venue and alcohol was ancillary.  Conditions had been agreed with the responsible authorities.  They had used temporary event notices and had no complaints.

 

In response to questions the applicant stated that they had bought heavy planters to help prevent the public using the alley for urination.  This was a particular problem in the Kings Cross area and did not relate to their premises. The front of the premises would be used as the smoking area.  This was supervised and was restricted to 10% capacity of the premises.  No drinks would be allowed in this area and it was set back from the road with enough space for the public to walk past. It was away from the residential area.

 

RESOLVED

1)       That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of 2 Northdown Street, N1 9BG, be granted to allow:-

 

a)     The provision of recorded music from 6 pm until 10pm Sunday to Wednesday and from 6pm until 11pm Thursday to Saturday.

b)     The supply of alcohol, for consumption on the premises from 12:00 noon until 11pm Sunday to Thursday and from 12:00 noon until midnight Friday and Saturday.

c)     Opening hours to be:- 10am to 11.30 pm Monday to Thursday and from 10am until half past midnight Friday and Saturday.

 

2)       That conditions outlined in appendix 3 and detailed on pages 63 and 64 of the agenda 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 Policy 2 and home office guidance, paragraphs 14.30 and 14.36.  The premises fall within the Kings Cross 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.

 

Conditions had been agreed with the police and the noise team and they had therefore withdrawn their representations.

 

There were two representations outstanding from local residents who did not attend but their representations were taken into account. 

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the business would not be alcohol led as it was a comedy venue.  There had been a number of temporary event notices held with no complaints. The Sub-Committee considered that the applicant had set out strong conditions to deal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 185.

186.

Bergen House Ltd, 47 Newington Green, N16 9PX - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The applicant’s representative stated this was a restaurant and the applicant had 15 years of similar experience.  Conditions had been agreed with the noise team and the police which it was expected would address resident concerns.  He also proposed a condition that there be no smoking at the rear of the premises.

 

In response to questions it was noted that there would be waiter/waitress service and alcohol was served ancillary to food.  There was a maximum capacity of 80 persons.

 

RESOLVED

1)       That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Bergen House Ltd, 47 Newington Green, N16 9PX granted to allow:-

 

a)     The sale of alcohol, on and off sales, from 10am until 11.30pm Mondays to Thursdays, from 10am until half past midnight Friday and Saturdays and from 10am until 10.30pm on Sunday.

b)     The provision of late night refreshment, 11pm until midnight Monday to Thursday and from 11pm until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

c)     Opening hours to be:-  10am until midnight Monday to Thursday, 10am until 1am Friday and Saturday and 10am until 11pm on Sunday.

 

2)       That conditions outlined in appendix 3 and detailed on pages 94 and 95 of the agenda be applied to the licence with the following addition:-

 

·        That there be no smoking at the rear of the premises.

 

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 noted that conditions had been agreed with the noise team and the police. Alcohol would be sold ancillary to a full table meal. There would be bar available ancillary to the restaurant.

 

The applicant had agreed to reduced hours after consultation with the responsible authorities and had agreed to a condition that there be no smoking to the rear of the building.

 

The Sub-Committee concluded that it was appropriate and proportionate to the licensing objectives and in the public interest to grant the premises licence.