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Introductions and procedure


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


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Alice Clarke-Perry.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Satnam Gill substituted for Councillor Alice Clarke-Perry.


Declarations of interest

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There were no declarations of interest.


Order of Business


The order of business would be as the agenda.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 79 KB



That the minutes of the meeting held on the 22 August 2019 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Judges Dining Room, Old Sessions House, 24 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0NA - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 17 MB


The licensing officer reported that opening hours would be until 11.30pm on Sunday to Thursday.  Following conditions agreed with the applicant, the noise team had withdrawn their representation.


The applicant stated that this would be an art gallery space with a working studio and a restaurant.  The applicant’s representative stated that this application was a unique offering.  There had been a pre-application consultation with the Friends of Clerkenwell Green and the licensing team.  There were 50 proposed licensing conditions and additional conditions proposed by the noise team which had been circulated.  These included conditions which stated that alcohol was ancillary to the use of the premises, that the licence would be surrendered when Judges Dining Room vacated the premises, controlled use of the terraces and noise conditions had been agreed.  The hours fell within framework hours detailed in licensing policies 5 and 6.  The offer was consistent with most exceptions in the cumulative impact policy. There were no concerns from the responsible authorities and mostly positive representations had been received. There would be no licensable activities on the terraces after 9pm. A noise management plan and dispersal policy would be drawn up in order that there would be no disturbance to residents. There would be some vertical drinking as patrons would be standing up to look at art pieces but this was not a nightclub or bar.  The objections were not from the closest residents.  He referred the Sub-Committee to those representations in objection to the application for consideration.


The interested parties in support stated that they had been impressed with the renovation of the building.  They were pleased that the applicant had chosen this area and considered that it was unlikely that issues would arise from this premises. They considered that the applicants were conscientious business operators and strongly supported the application.


In response to questions, the Sub-Committee noted that alcohol was a very small part of the business and off sales were conditioned and agreed with the police.  The applicant agreed that there be no regulated entertainment at any time on the roof terrace.



1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Judges Dining Room, Old Sessions House, 24 Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0NA be granted to allow:-


a)    The provision of films and the on and off sales of alcohol from 10am until 11pm on Sunday to Thursday and from 10am until midnight Friday and Saturday.


b)    The provision of late night refreshment from 11pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday.


c)    The above activities until midnight on Sundays immediately preceding Bank Holiday Mondays.


d)    Opening hours from 9am until 11.30pm Sunday to Thursday and from 9am until half past midnight on Friday and Saturday.


2)     That conditions detailed on pages 75 to 79 of the agenda be applied to the licence with the deletion of conditions 51-57.


3)     That the following additional conditions be applied to the licence:-


·         The rooftop terrace B used for smoking purposes shall close at 23:00 Sunday to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 81.


Odeon, 419 Holloway Road, N7 6LJ - Premises licence variation pdf icon PDF 3 MB



The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been deferred.