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Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Jackie Tunstall  020 7527 3068

Items
No. Item

92.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

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

93.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ben Mackmurdie.

94.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

Councillor Jeapes substituted for Councillor Mackmurdie.

95.

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.

96.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as the agenda.

97.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 April 2024 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

98.

Flora Cafe, 71 Newington Green Road, N1 1QU - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer advised that on sales would stop at 10.30pm and off sales would be with food deliveries.

 

A local resident stated that he was pleased that concerns about vertical drinking had been noted and there was a proposed condition relating to this. He raised concerns about discarded cans and bottles and the potential noise levels.  He stated that the consumption of alcohol was linked to poor behaviour and crime and wished for premises to be made enjoyable for everyone. He also asked where off sales would be consumed and hoped for good communication with the applicant.

 

The applicant stated that this was a café and they wished to improve the business to extend hours for dinner in the evening.  There would not be a lot of alcohol sold but hoped to sell a bottle of wine or beer with a meal. This was not a bar.  There were eight tables and they wanted customers to socialise with friends. Noise levels would not be high. It was likely that hours would be until 10pm. He did not understand why he had received objections when there were other similar businesses in the location.

 

In response to questions, the applicant stated that there was an intention to serve food with alcohol where possible. Off sales would be with food deliveries only.  They would be using delivery platforms and would hope to use non-motorised vehicles where possible but was not sure that this could be guaranteed. They had concerns about letting delivery drivers use their toilets due to hygiene reasons and concerns that they often kept helmets on. The applicant intended to move from serving breakfast at 7am to serving a later brunch, lunch and dinner. They considered that there would be a maximum of four smokers outside and signs would be erected to advise of this. There would be a maximum of 24 customers and approximately 5 staff on the premises.

 

RESOLVED

1)      That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Flora Café, 71 Newington Green Road, N1 1QU, be granted to allow the following licensable activities during the following hours:-

 

a)         The on-sale supply of alcohol from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm Monday to Sunday.

b)         The off-sale supply of alcohol from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on Monday to Sunday.

c)          Opening hours to be from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday to Sunday.

 

2)      That conditions detailed on pages 40 to 41 of the agenda (Appendix 3) shall be applied to the licence, together with the mandatory conditions and the following imposed additional conditions:-

·       The sale of alcohol off the premises shall be with food deliveries only.

·       Non-internal combustion engine delivery vehicles shall be used where possible.

·       There shall be a maximum of four smokers outside at any one time and there shall be signage displayed on the premises to indicate this.

·       A management contact phone number shall be displayed on the outside of the premises for residents in case of disturbance.

 

Note of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 98.

99.

216 St Pauls Road, N1 2LL - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that, should be application be granted, the applicant would need to amend their planning consent hours. He reported that there had been noise complaints, and these had been in relation to construction work. Once notified of the complaint, work had stopped immediately.  Letters to the residents about the application had been sent, but no response had been received.

 

The applicant’s representative stated that this application would not undermine the licensing objectives.  This was an off licence and a small store that would sell organic goods and alcohol. The application sat within framework hours outlined in Licensing Policy 6. There was no intention to do any deliveries and he was happy to agree to an additional condition regarding this. The applicant had four years’ experience. The sale of alcohol was ancillary to the sale of organic goods. Floor space would not take up any more than that detailed on the plan submitted. The applicant was aware that a subsequent planning application would need to be submitted if the licence application was granted.

 

In response to questions, it was noted that the premises was not immediately next to the underground station. The Responsible Authorities had not considered it necessary to make suggestions around match day conditions. The applicant was looking to sell miniatures, but this would not be a primary concern. He agreed to a condition that no spirit should be sold less than 100ml. Most sales would come from organic food/alcohol. Much of the alcohol would be kept behind the till out of the reach of customers.

 

RESOLVED

1)      That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of 216 St Pauls Road, N1 2LL, be granted to allow:-

 

a)      The sale of alcohol off the premises only on Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

b)      Opening hours to be 6:00 am to 11pm on Monday to Sunday.

 

2)      That conditions outlined on pages 67 to 68 of the agenda shall be applied to the licence, together with the mandatory conditions and the following additional conditions:-

·       The premises will not sell/supply miniature bottles of spirits of 50ml or less

·       There shall be no customer deliveries of alcohol.

·       The following conditions relate to events and football matches at Emirates stadium where attendance is expected to exceed 10,000 persons:-

 

a)    No more than four cans or plastic bottles of beer, lager, or cider to be sold to an individual.

 

b) The premises will cease all sales of alcohol if requested to do so by a police officer.

 

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 considered the Licensing Act 2003, as amended, and its regulations, the Home Office revised guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

Two local resident objections had been received.  The police withdrew their representation following agreement of conditions. No other representations had been made by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.

100.

Rush Cocktails, Basement, 100 Old Street, EC1V 9AY - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that the start time for the sale of alcohol would be 10am. A previous application had been for later hours. The interested party had not responded to the letter sent to him by the applicants’ representative.

 

The applicants’ representative stated that this application was within framework hours. The Responsible Authorities had come to an agreement with the applicant and was happy with the application. There was only one objection and the applicant had tried to engage with the interested party. There had previously been a licence for the premises so this application would not be adding to the cumulative impact.  He advised that contact details could be shared with residents, there would be a maximum of 3 or 4 smokers outside. The premises was situated in the basement, and he considered there would be no external audible noise. The designated premises supervisor lived on the first floor of the premises.

 

In response to questions, the applicant’s representative stated that music would be played but would not be audible to members. It was proposed to play quiet jazz and they would want music to be at a level where customers could talk to each other.  There would be no more than 40 customers. There would be two personal licence holders on the premises and drinks were not allowed outside. They had CCTV and it was not considered necessary to have SIA door supervisors as it was a small premises. They were agreeable to share a contact telephone number to residents in case of issues.

 

RESOLVED

1)      That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Rush Cocktails, Basement, 100 Old Street EC1V 9AY, be granted to allow the following licensable activities during the following hours:-

 

a)    The on sales of alcohol, from 10:00 to 23:00 hours Sunday to Thursday and from 10:00 until midnight Friday and Saturday;

b)    The provision of Recorded Music from 10:00 until 23:00 Sunday to Thursday and from 10:00 until midnight Friday and Saturday.

c)     Opening times from 10:00 until 11pm Sunday to Thursday and from 10:00 until midnight Friday and Saturday.

 

2)      That conditions detailed on pages 99 to 101 (Appendix 4) of the ageda shall be applied to the licence with the mandatory conditions and with the following additional conditions:

 

·       Staff training shall include awareness of drink spiking.

 

·       There shall be a maximum of four smokers or vapers outside at any one time and there shall be signage displayed on the premises to indicate this.

 

  • A management contact phone number shall be displayed on the outside of the premises for residents in case of disturbance.

 

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 considered the Licensing Act 2003, as amended, and its regulations, the Home Office revised guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

The Sub-Committee took into consideration Licensing Policies 2 & 3.  The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 100.