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Agenda and minutes

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

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Items
No. Item

187.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

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

188.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

None.

189.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

190.

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.

191.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as the agenda.

192.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2017 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

193.

The Brewery, 41-46 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SB - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that the hours had been reduced and conditions agreed following consultation with the licensing authority and the noise team.  These representations had been withdrawn.  Four residents had also withdrawn their representations as a result of these amendments to the application. It was noted that licensable activities would only be provided in respect of pre-booked corporate events. It was considered that conditions 6 and 7 may not be enforceable and consideration would be given to removing these during deliberation.

 

The applicant’s representative stated that a 24 page document had been sent to all interested parties outlining the application and he considered that was the reason that there were no objectors in attendance.  £1.5 million was to be spent on a renovation project for the property.  There were no objections from responsible authorities and there were 33 conditions proposed which met the licensing objectives.  He considered that this was a unique premises in a cumulative impact area.  It was not a pub, nightclub or restaurant and it was limited to private use. Weddings and birthday parties were  excluded.  The premises was food led and not alcohol led. Hours had been reduced and there were no objections from responsible authorities.  There was a dispersal policy.  He stated that the Sub-Committee could take the view that the cumulative impact policy had not been engaged and the licence could be granted.

 

In response to questions it was noted that an acoustic consultant had been appointed who considered that the dispersal policy was comprehensive. He considered that the premises would have minimal impact with the conditions set out. It was noted that ISO was an International Standard.  An external auditor reviewed their accreditation annually.

 

In summary the applicant’s representative asked that the licence be granted.

 

RESOLVED

1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of The Brewery, 41-46 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SB, be granted to allow:-

 

a)    The supply of alcohol, for consumption on the premises from 11am to midnight Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 11pm on Sunday.

b)    The provision of recorded music from 11am until midnight Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 11pm on Sunday.

c)    Late night refreshment from 11pm until midnight Monday to Saturday.

d)    The premises to be open to the public from 9am until half past midnight Monday to Saturday and from 9am until 11.30pm on Sunday.

 

2)     That conditions outlined in appendix 4 and detailed on pages 109-111 of the agenda be applied to the licence with the following amendments:-

 

·         The deletion of conditions 5,6,7,8 and 9.

·         That condition 11 be amended to read – There shall be a closing down policy, dispersal policy and taxi policy in place.

 

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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 193.

194.

Canal Number 5, City Road Lock, St Peter Street, N1 8PZ - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that hours for the sale of alcohol had been reduced to 7.30pm Monday to Sunday.  Opening hours were as set out in the report.  The dispersal policy was tabled and would be interleaved with the agenda papers. 

 

In response to questions it was noted that the hours did not conflict with the planning consent.  The Chair reported that he had spoken to Councillor Klute (representation 155) in respect of the planning position only, as Councillor Klute had raised a concern in this regard. 

 

Two interested parties spoke against the application.  It was stated that this was a very special space and special circumstances applied with its location next to City Road lock. The area of tow path outside was very narrow and was very heavily used.  It was surrounded by a residential area and was also a space important for wildlife.  It was unlit and already subject to unwanted noise and anti-social behaviour.  It was a difficult space by the side of the canal particularly in good weather.  The trip boats were extremely busy and it was not a safe environment for alcohol drinking. There had been an event on the 27 July which caused noise disturbance with a large number of people.  It was already a difficult area.  Camden had cordoned off the area around the lock.  It was stated that none of the other locks had bars which served alcohol with open access to the canal. This was an inappropriate area and potentially dangerous.  If granted, there should be conditions that alcohol be served with a table meal, there be no off sales and no vertical drinking.  It was asked how many staff would be in the premises and how drinking would be monitored.  This was a special and unique area and there were concerns that it would not be cordoned off.  A second resident stated that the premises backed onto a school and noise reverberated around the whole basin.  The premises were surrounded by residential properties and there were already licensed premises in the vicinity so there was no need for an additional one.  The attraction was to be outside and enjoying the views.  There was a lot of capacity outside and in good weather the inside of the premises would be empty. 

 

The Chair stated that he had visited the premises earlier in the evening and had met one of the objectors in passing.  They had a brief conversation about the meeting arrangements.

 

In response to questions it was noted that the premises were a café and could operate a bring your own policy if it was not licensed.  A resident stated that there had been issues with the tables and asked to circulate photos of the area. It was agreed by the applicant that photos of the tables and chairs could be circulated at the meeting. 

 

The applicant’s representative stated that noise conditions had been agreed with the noise team and their representation had been withdrawn.  The style of the premises  ...  view the full minutes text for item 194.

195.

Hopsmiths, 29 Crouch Hill, N4 4AP - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been withdrawn from the agenda as all representations had been agreed.

196.

167 Upper Street, N1 1US - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 699 KB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that the interested party had attended and had spoken to the applicant.  Following this discussion he had withdrawn his representation so there were now no outstanding representations. 

 

RESOLVED

1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of 167 Upper Street, N1 1US be granted to allow:-

 

a)    The supply of alcohol, for consumption on the premises from 11am to 11pm Monday to Thursday and from 11am until midnight Friday and Saturday.

b)    To provide late night refreshment from 11pm until midnight Friday and Saturday.

c)    Opening hours to be:- 7am to 11.30pm Monday to Thursday, from 7am until half past midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 9am until 11.30pm on Sunday.

 

2)     That conditions outlined in appendix 3 and detailed on pages 217 and 218 of the agenda be applied to the licence.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

The Sub-Committee considered 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.  The premises fall within the Upper Street and Angelcumulative 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 noted that two representations were received in respect of the application.  The noise service agreed conditions with the applicant and withdrew their representation on this basis.  There was an outstanding representation from a local resident. The resident attended the meeting and the Sub-Committee was informed that the resident had discussed the application with the applicant and had withdrawn his representation.  As there were no further objections to the application, the Sub-Committee agreed to grant the licence as sought.

 

197.

Gunay Supermarket, 231 Seven Sisters Road, N4 2DA - Premises licence variation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been adjourned to a future meeting at the request of the applicant.