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115.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

Councillor Alice Clarke-Perry welcomed everyone to the meeting and officers and members introduced themselves.  The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.

116.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

None.

117.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

118.

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.

119.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as the agenda.

120.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2021 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

121.

High Ground, 286 Upper Street, N1 2TZ - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that conditions had been agreed with the police and noise service and there were two resident representations remaining.  A letter from the applicant had been circulated to the residents but no response had been received.

 

The applicant’s representative stated that this was a coffee retail business which sold coffee, pastries, cakes and fresh sandwiches and wished to sell alcohol in addition to their core business. Wine would be served with small platters and some craft beer or cocktails. There would be no draught beers and the price point for wine would be quality over quantity. Coffee was the core element of the business and wine was ancillary. The applicant stated that they had been running a premises in Ealing for thirteen years which was also in a cumulative impact zone. Wine was an interest of theirs and they wished to familiarise their customers with different wines. The applicant’s representative referred the Sub-Committee to the Licensing Policy and paragraph 3.47 which stated that exceptions to the cumulative impact policy could be small premises and which were not alcohol led. This premises had a 35 capacity inside, and possibly 6 outside with a 15% alcohol display area, which had been agreed with the police.  The hours fell within the policy framework hours. The objectors had been concerned with the noise disturbance however, this was a coffee shop and music would be background only and he invited the Sub-Committee to grant the application.

 

In response to questions, it was noted that rent was high in this area and additional sales from alcohol would be welcomed. This was the same business model as the premises in Ealing. This was a small café with a small preparation area and it was not the intention to run the premises as a restaurant. Price point for off sales of bottles of wine would be between £15-£25. Clientele were mainly couples. Most of the seating was in the basement with 10 covers upstairs. A dispersal policy could be provided if required, although it was not that kind of venue. On sales would commence at 11am. Off sales were requested for 8am as customers who came in for coffee in the morning may take away one or two bottles to have at home in the evening. These hours were within framework hours. The floor above was concrete which would reduce noise escape. There would be no vertical drinking and alcohol would only be supplied to those seated at a table. It was a small premises and there was no room for vertical drinking. The applicant stated that he would not want the atmosphere of a bar.

 

In summary, the applicant’s representative that the 8am start time for off sales was a matter for the Sub-Committee but he asked that they consider the submissions made. He stated that this would be a good asset to the area and alcohol would be ancillary to the business.

 

RESOLVED

1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 121.