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Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Introductions and procedure


Councillor Vivien Cutler welcomed everyone to the meeting. Members of the Committee and officers introduced themselves.


Apologies for absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Phil Graham.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Kadeema Woodbyrne substituted for Councillor Phil Graham.


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 87 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2019 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Papa Johns, 790 Holloway Road, N19 3JH - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 869 KB


The Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had withdrawn this application.


Firebrand Pizza, 84-86 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4QY - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 676 KB


The licensing officer reported that the hours for late night refreshment had been reduced to 11.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. One further representation had been withdrawn following the publication of the agenda leaving one remaining. It was noted that the restaurant had two distinct areas. It had been a pizza restaurant since 2005.


The applicant stated that there would be an adjoining room next to the restaurant which would be used to serve breakfast, coffee and for use as a deli. It was hoped that this would be an extra source of income to the restaurant.  It was the same business but with a different brand.  A counter in that area reduced the seating from 35 to a maximum of 20/24. The applicant wanted to attract morning and lunch trade so a start time of 8am was requested. There had been no issues at their other branch in Westminster.


In response to questions, it was noted that there would be about six seats outside the premises as there would also be bins outside which would be enclosed in a wooden structure.  It was expected that the café would probably operate until about 6pm but they would see how things progressed. 


In summary, the applicant stated that the premises had been a restaurant and would continue to be a restaurant.  They were good operators.  There would be no vertical drinking and no live music. They had residents living above their branch at Westminster and had not had any issues.  The premises had been refurbished and it was considered that it would be a good addition to the area.  They were professional operators who hoped to be in the area for a long time.



1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Firebrand Pizza, 84-86 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4QY be granted to allow:-

a)   The provision of recorded music from 8am until 11pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 11.30pm on Friday and from 9am until 11.30pm on Saturday and from 9am until 11pm on Sunday.

b)   The provision of late night refreshment from 11pm until 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

c)    The on sales of alcohol from 12 until 11pm Sunday to Thursday and from 12 until 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.


d)     Conditions detailed on pages 68 and 69 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 Policies 2 & 3.  The premises fall within the Clerkenwell cumulative impact area.  Licensing policy 3 creates a rebuttable presumption that applications for the grant or variation of premises licences which are likely to add to the existing cumulative impact will normally be refused following the receipt of representations, unless the applicant can demonstrate in the operation schedule that there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 77.