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Agenda and minutes

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

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No. Item


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




Declarations of substitute members


There were no declarations of substitute members.


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.



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 122 KB



That the minutes of the meeting held on the 5 January 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Runway East, Ground Floor, 58-64 City Road, EC2A 1AF - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 850 KB


The licensing officer reported that the representation on page 30 of the agenda had been withdrawn.  The application for live music had also been withdrawn.  The licensing officer reported that, should the licence for alcohol be granted, live music would be permitted until 11pm under the Live Music Act 2012.


The applicant was aware that this was a cumulative policy area and stated that this was not the sort of operation that would add to the cumulative impact.  It was a responsibly run commercial space.  Alcohol would be served indoors and it was anticipated that alcohol sales would make up to 5% of revenue.  There would be a gated entrance with a security guard on duty.


In response to questions it was noted that the space would be used as an event space for growing businesses, for networking, for app developers etc. Condition 1 would be applied to the licence which would protect the licence for future users. One resident responded to a letter sent to the objectors inviting them to see the space, he attended the premises and had since withdrawn his representation.  There were already events held at the premises but alcohol was not currently available.



That the application for a new premises licence in respect of Runway East, Ground Floor, 58-64 City Road, EC2A 1AF be granted:-


1)           To supply alcohol for consumption on the premises from 12:00 until 23:45 Monday to Friday;  


·        The provision of recorded music from 18:00 until midnight Monday to Friday.

·        Opening hours to be 07:00 to midnight Monday to Friday.  


2)           Conditions detailed on page 37 of the agenda shall be applied to the licence.



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.  The premises fall within the Bunhillcumulative 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 also took into consideration licensing policy 7 regarding licensing hours, licensing policy 9 relating to the standards of management and licensing policy 18 regarding noise and the protection of the amenity for residents.


Six local resident objections had been received.  There had been no representations made by the responsible authorities. The Sub-Committee heard evidence that the applicant had written to all residents to meet.  One of the residents responded and met with the applicant and concierge. As a result of that meeting, the applicant withdrew their application for live music.  The Sub-Committee noted that the resident concerned also withdrew their representation.

The Sub-Committee heard evidence that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 152.