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No. Item


Introductions and procedure


The Chair introduced everyone to the meeting and outlined the procedure.


Apologies for absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Ibrahim.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Mackmurdie and Jeapes were substitutes.


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.



No declarations were made.


Order of Business


The order of business was as per the Agenda


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 344 KB




That the minutes of the previous meeting be agreed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


EDENS CHICKEN COTTAGE, 264 SEVEN SISTERS ROAD, N4 2HY - New License Application pdf icon PDF 2 MB




LUCKY SKEWERS, 3 PENTON STREET, N1 - New License Application pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The licensing officer explained there was no additional updates.


The resident objector explained they had experienced previous Anti-Social Behaviour in the area with people sitting on doorsteps and creating noise and nuisance and they feared this would increase with a new premises serving alcohol. They wanted to know the opening hours of the premises and whether they would be operating as a takeaway which would cause noise and increased vehicles in the area. They also wanted to know whether alcohol would be served as takeaway and what the dispersal policy of the premises was.


The Applicant responded explaining, the Anti-Social behaviour was created from the late-night operators that only served takeaway and was very rare. They would only be operating until 11pm with supply of alcohol only until 10:30pm despite the previous license of the premises allowing operation until 12:30am on weekends. Takeaway food would only be available for collection, they would not be using delivery services such as Deliveroo and UberEATS and they would not be serving alcohol as takeaway. Alcohol would only be available ancillary to food and there would be no vertical drinking. There would be no late-night refreshments or live music. The dispersal of patrons would be closely monitored by well trained staff who would ask them to leave sensibly and respectfully and there would be no smoking facilities outside.


In response to questions from the committee, the applicant explained it was a small restaurant with only 30 covers. There was CCTV monitoring and windows and doors would remain closed except for ingress and egress. The applicants explained they had ample experience in the hospitality industry, working within it since 2009, in various busy areas of London and therefore were well equipped to deal with lively customers.



1) That the application for a New premises licence in respect of LUCKY SKEWERS, 3 PENTON STREET, LONDON, N1 for The sale by retail of alcohol, on supplies only, Mondays to Sundays from 12:00 until 22:30; and and The premises to be open to the public, Mondays to Sundays from 12:00 until 23:00 be granted


2) Conditions detailed on pages 84 to 87 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 Holloway Road and Finsbury Park 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 operating schedule that there will be no negative cumulative impact on one or more of the licensing objectives.


The Sub-Committee noted that conditions had been agreed with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 87.