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Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

108.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

Councillor Phil Graham welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced officers and members. The licensing officer introduced the applicant.  The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.

109.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Vivien Cutler and Matt Nathan.

110.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

Councillor Nick Wayne substituted for Councillor Vivien Cutler and Councillor Marian Spall substituted for Councillor Matt Nathan.

111.

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:

None.

112.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that Item B2 – Archway Tavern, had been adjourned at the request of the applicant. The order of business would be as the agenda.

113.

Citadines Islington Square, 3 Shelley Place, N1 1WF - New licence application pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer reported that there was no additional information to that contained in the agenda pack. He noted that the Police and the Council’s Trading Standards Team had agreed conditions as set out in Appendix 3 and pages 32 and 33 of the agenda pack.

 

The applicant said that he would like to expand on the information in the application relating to the Licensing Policy objectives. The Citadines Apart Hotel was intended to service mid to top end corporates and was a typical hotel.  25 CCTV cameras would cover all floors throughout the building. The Apart Hotel operated a security buzzer entry for residents.  He stated that the Apart Hotel would know exactly who they were serving alcohol to, as only residents would be permitted to come into the building. Residents would be given a key to allow them to access the Apart Hotel.

 

On the prevention of public nuisance, he wished to reassure the Sub-Committee that alcohol would be sold only to in-house guests and those persons who resided on the premises.  The hotel would not have a pub/bar offering. The alcohol would be issued from a locked fridge and served in the breakfast area, or for drinking on the ground floor. The Apart Hotel was one of a series which were found in 30 countries and 107 cities. Theirs was a “home from home” concept, with 4 people maximum in each room and the hotel was staffed for 24 hours each day. There was no outside public space and the windows all had restrictors.   The Apart Hotel was a member of the Islington Square Security Team. The Hotel manager would ensure that all staff would be trained in the responsible sale of alcohol.  The Apart Hotel was small, with only 108 units and the expectation was that not all rooms would be filled.  Under the Licensing Policy objective of protecting children from harm, he said that the staff would be trained in how to identify vulnerable children.  He went on to say that the other four Citadines Hotels in his area all held alcohol licences.  He did not anticipate large alcohol sales, perhaps around £600 worth of sales each month, up to a maximum of £1000.  There would be no open bar. He said that he and the Hotel staff were respectful and wanted to be part of the local community and was confident that would happen under the capable steer of the manager.

 

A member of the Sub-Committee asked about the smoking policy at the premises.  The applicant said that smoking was not permitted in the Apart Hotel rooms. However, there would be a designated smoking area which would be identified by the Islington Square Estate management team.

 

A member of the Sub-Committee noted the plan attached to the application, which indicated two areas where alcohol would be sold.  He asked how big the fridges would be and the type of alcohol to be sold.  He presumed that, if he was a guest, he would have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 113.

114.

Archway Tavern Public House, Ground Floor, 1 Navigator Square, N19 3TD - Variation of Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been adjourned to a future meeting.