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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 himself, the applicant 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 Convery substituted for Councillor Nathan.


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.


D and D Grooming Lounge, 347 Holloway Road, N7 0RN - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 5 MB


The licensing officer reported that the hours had been reduced from those initially applied for and were detailed at paragraph 1.2 of the report. Conditions on pages 31-34 of the report had been agreed by the responsible authorities. Planning permission had been approved for the rear structure although officers were waiting for action to be taken to build the structure in line with the permission granted. Planning officers had advised that an application for a change of use was no longer required.


A local resident stated that there had been noise disturbance and light pollution emanating from the premises. The back yard of the premises was surrounded by 25- 30 residential flats and due to the shed that had been erected, neighbours could hear every noise.  The construction was not fit for purpose and did not meet regulations.  It was considered that the building should be erected prior to the grant of the licence. A few parties had already taken place and whilst it was appreciated that the applicant had business difficulties a licence should not be granted at the expense of the local community. This barber shop was now trying to turn into an entertainment enterprise and it was not supported while the building was in the current state. A second resident echoed these concerns and stated that there had been some noise from the backyard even in the past month and on one occasion up until 3am. The front of the building had been locked so he had to wait to speak to someone to turn the music down, which they then did. The structure is very flimsy and neighbours found it hard to sleep. The building was not fit for purpose.  Noise and light pollution was their main concern.


In response to questions, it was stated that there was no back wall but the rear  exited onto a private locked yard. Patrons would not be able to exit from the rear of the premises.  It appeared that a tarpaulin hung over the back of the premises.  He had not witnessed patrons evacuating the premises but as there was no back wall to the construction they could hear all the noise anyway. The licensing officer informed the Sub-Committee that he had been informed by the planning officer that there was no issue with the change of use due to the Planning Use Class order made on the 1 September.  The structure had not been built but he understood the applicant was going to carry out the work.  The licensing officer understood that the planning officer had made a site visit and he himself had visited the premises with the police. It was noted that the applicant had agreed to background music only and was not applying for regulated entertainment in the form of music.


The applicant stated that he appreciated the concerns expressed and thought he had reduced the amount of noise and light pollution.  Planning permission had been granted and the building had been built with fire  ...  view the full minutes text for item 196.


Mrs Lovells Greengrocers, 28 Highbury Park, N5 2AA - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 3 MB


The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been withdrawn as conditions had been agreed by all parties.