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No. Item


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




Declarations of substitute members


There were no declarations of substitute members.


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.



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 71 KB



That the minutes of the meeting held on the 26 February 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Byron, 26 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6DQ - Premises licence variation pdf icon PDF 9 MB


The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been withdrawn by the applicant before the meeting.


Great, 98 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3EA - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 1 MB


The Sub-Committee noted that there was a current licence with opening hours until 3am Sunday to Thursday and 4am Friday and Saturday. This was not in the name of the applicant therefore if this application was refused the applicant would need to apply for a transfer of the current licence.


A local resident reported that on one occasion he had rung the manageress about the problems with noise associated with the extract system but had not received a positive response. He stated that he had called the noise team on the 17 April as the extractor was making noise.  He did not consider that the management was suitable as they had no regard for local residents.  The Chair of the TRA raised concerns as the premises would be a noise nuisance to neighbours, would affect their quality of life and would be an alcohol nuisance. This was a conservation area and this should be taken into consideration.  This was a residential area and there were tenants living above the premises.


Councillor Andrews, speaking in support of the objectors, stated that serving alcohol in a cumulative impact area would be unfair to residents.  Hours needed to be taken into consideration.  Alcohol would attract anti-social behaviour. The cumulative impact policy had led to improvements in the area and he would not want to see this trend reversed.  Farringdon was an area where people wanted to stay and drink late into the evening.


In response to a question about why this licence would cause more disruption than the previous licence, the residents stated that the new premises would serve kebabs and not fish and chips. This premises did not have a modern extraction system as other premises did.  The previous licensee closed at 10 or 11 pm. Councillor Andrews stated that the previous business operated mainly during the day and would generally close at 9pm and mainly operated a take away in the evening.  This business would be very different and a public nuisance in terms of smell and people coming and going. It was noted that there was a possibility that customers could bring their own alcohol to the restaurant if not licensed. Off sales would apply to the delivery service only. One resident stated that when customers consumed alcohol they did things that they wouldn’t normally do and this would add to the cumulative impact. It was noted that other premises had modernised their extract systems and had higher flues.  This premises had a shorter flue which was causing a problem for residents.


The applicant challenged the versions of events given by the resident in response to a complaint about the noise.  She stated that they had a modernised extractor system which had been tested.  They did not use deep fat fryers but cooked with charcoal, this was a family business and they would not want to upset the neighbours.  She did not think that the extractor could be improved further as it had been checked by the surveyor.  Alcohol would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 231.