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Agenda and minutes

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Introductions and procedure


Councillor Nick Wayne welcomed everyone to the meeting and officers and members introduced themselves.  The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Marian Spall.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Michelline Ngongo substituted for Councillor Marian Spall.


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.

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(d) Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

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(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.



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 163 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 January 2018 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Aldi, Ground Floor, 681-689 Holloway Road, N19 5SE - Application for new premises licence pdf icon PDF 9 MB


The licensing officer reported that additional papers had been received and circulated.  These would be interleaved with the agenda papers.  The Sub-Committee noted that Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz had withdrawn her representation following conditions being agreed with the applicant.


The noise officer was concerned about the proposed deliveries at 5am in the morning.  She was pleased that there would be no deliveries to the Windermere Road access before 8am but stated that deliveries on Holloway Road before 7am would not be desirable.


The Sub-Committee noted that Holloway Road was a red route and there was a loading bay in that area.  Deliveries would have to be unloaded and wheeled to the premises.


The local resident raised concerns regarding the Archway saturation zone.  There was already enough shops selling alcohol.  There was a hospital nearby including a psychiatric ward.  People would be buying alcohol up until 10pm.  Although there was a condition regarding high strength beers she was concerned that Aldi would sell other alcohol at a cheap price.


The applicant’s representative stated that Aldi was an expanding brand which used own brands with a limited range of stock.  This gave buying power and so products could be cheaper. It was Which supermarket of the year, nominated as employer of the year, paid the London living wage and placed importance on its corporate and social responsibility.  They were aware of the cumulative impact zone and met with the police which resulted in conditions, including limiting high strength beers and selling single cans.  They were not seeking to sell until 11am.  This was the only branch that would starting selling alcohol so late. Regarding the delivery time between 5am and 7am, she stated that the current premises can deliver 24 hours a day. Aldi sold fresh produce and this delivery window was crucial for their business.  If they did not sell alcohol there would be no restrictions and this restriction would only be appropriate for licensable activities. Aldi had submitted a revised plan where alcohol would be stored away from the windows. Emails had been sent in support and there were residents present at the meeting also in support. Aldi offered a chance for local residents to shop at a fixed lower price and the Aldi store sold products for the same price across the country.  There was no evidence to suggest there would be a noise nuisance.


In response to questions it was noted that the intention was to have only one delivery before 7am each day which would be a delivery of fresh produce.  Aldi would seek to work with the Town Centre Group should the licence be granted.  A local resident spoke in support of the application with the agreement of the objector.  He stated that he liked that Aldi sold high quality alcohol at a reasonable price. It was noted that Aldi sold a different range to some of the other local shops.


In summary the interested party stated that there were enough shops in the area that sold  ...  view the full minutes text for item 223.