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No. Item


Introductions and procedure


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


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Matt Nathan.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Wayne substituted for Councillor Nathan.


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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 81 KB

Additional documents:



That the minutes of the meetings held on 30 June 2020 and the 7 July 2020 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Shop Cuvee, 189 Blackstock Road, N5 2LL - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 8 MB


The licensing officer reported that the objectors had submitted additional comments, a copy of which had been sent to the applicant and Members. An email notifying calls to the anti-social behaviour team and reports of visits to the premises had also been given to the applicant and Members.


One interested party stated that there were outlets that sold alcohol either side of the premises and also on the other side of the road. The applicant had a restaurant nearby which would be retained.  The premises was in close proximity to a bus stop and the heavy footfall from the playgroup and schools and into the evening would create congestion on the pavement.  This was unwise with social distancing.  The restaurant did  not comply with regulations and people spilt out onto the pavement.  Refrigeration units and extractor fans from several businesses, including from the restaurant owned by the applicant, were really loud. The other interested party stated that she objected to the onsite drinking and customers spilling out onto the pavement.  The pavement was very busy and narrow with a bus-stop and after Covid would be increasingly busy. Customers were not always just queuing at the restaurant as some had been seen outside for hours congregating. It would also encourage the football crowds. There was a bench outside the restaurant and with bikes outside it was impossible to walk past without people being forced to walk into the road. It was stated that there would be an accident. She welcomed the deli/wine shop but would not want on site drinking. The withdrawal of recorded music from the application was welcomed. The main concern was public safety. 


In response to questions, it was noted that one resident had been in touch with some of the business regarding the noise from the refrigeration units. The complaint was dismissed and the business had now changed ownership.  You were able to hear noise from the extraction fans in the bedrooms at the rear of their properties. The applicant had been approached regarding the fan noise at his restaurant which was on from 8am until midnight and sounded like the noise from an aeroplane. The applicant had been receptive and offered to turn the fan to the lowest setting. However, at this setting it was still noisy and had been left on overnight on occasion. The owner had apologised for this. It had not been confirmed that an extractor fan would be used at the wine bar. The interested party stated there was a lot of noise pollution in the area and another one would add additional noise. The premises was currently an empty shop. This was a very busy area with three primary schools, a secondary school and a nursery within 250 yards. There was a safety issue with the amount of crowding on the pavement and the bus shelter outside.


The applicant stated that this was an application for a new licence for a wine shop/delicatessen. His restaurant served high end food and wine  ...  view the full minutes text for item 181.