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Items
No. Item

93.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

Councillor Nick Wayne welcomed everyone to the meeting and officers and introduced members and officers.  The licensing officer introduced herself, the applicant and the interested parties. The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.

94.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

None.

95.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

96.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

97.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as the agenda.

98.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2020 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

99.

Holy Cow, 87 Junction Road, N19 5QU - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The applicant’s agent reported that this premises was one of two branches in Islington and a licence had been granted for the other one recently in Archway. Conditions had been agreed with the police, licensing authority and the noise team and these were outlined on pages 38-41 of the agenda. Following representations the hours had been reduced to 11pm from midnight. This premises was an Indian takeaway for food to take home. It was not food that would be eaten on the street.  Alcohol would be served only with a meal. The chain had been running for about ten years and all eight branches had applied for a licence.

 

In response to questions it was noted that alcohol would be served only with a substantial meal at a cost of at least £10. Extensive conditions would be applied to the licence and the applicant asked that the Sub-Committee consider these in deliberation.

 

RESOLVED

1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Holy Cow, 87 Junction Road, N19 5QU, be granted to allow:-

a)   the sale of alcohol, off supplies only, Monday to Sunday from 11am to 11pm

b)   Opening hours, Monday to Sunday from 11am to 11pm.

 

Conditions detailed on pages 38 to 41 of the agenda shall be applied to the licence.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

This meeting was held under regulations made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 and it was facilitated by Zoom.

 

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 Archway 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 operation schedule that there will be no negative cumulative impact on one or more of the licensing objectives.

 

Objections had been received from a local ward councillor and the Better Archway Forum.  Conditions had been agreed with the noise team, the police and the licensing authority and representations were withdrawn.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the hours sought were within the hours specified in licensing policy 6 following a proposed reduction in hours.

 

The Sub-Committee heard evidence from the applicant that alcohol would be served with takeaway food and this was proposed in the conditions. Other comprehensive conditions had been agreed with the police, licensing authority and noise team and as a consequence their representations had been withdrawn.

 

The Sub-Committee concluded that the granting of the licence with the additional and agreed conditions would promote the licensing objectives. The Sub-Committee noted that the hours sought were within the hours specified in licensing policy 5 and 6.  The Sub-Committee was satisfied that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.

100.

Hermil Island Lounge, 230 Hornsey Road, N7 7LL - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that the application had been made in the name of the company. The sole director of the company was the applicant. The Sub-Committee was noted that, at the time of the application, there were two directors of the company but there was now one. An application had been submitted to amend the designated premises supervisor and the police had no objection.

 

The local resident stated that there had been a previous application that had been refused and she did not see any substantial changes to this application. They managed the premises across the road and customers of this premises could not be controlled. She did not consider that parties dispersing at one or two o’clock in the morning was suitable for residents. Rubbish and cigarette butts left outside had never been addressed. She could not see how alcohol with a large group of customers would benefit the community. In the summer the noise from premises was very loud. The applicants had said that they would lower the external shutter to reduce the noise but she had concerns that this would be a fire risk. If the shutter needed to be lowered due to noise from customers this would mean that they could not control their customers. They would allow four smokers at the front of the venue but this was a very small area and had not yet been given planning permission. She considered that the licensee could not abide by Covid rules, would be unlikely to follow other rules and the application should be rejected.

 

In response to questions, the resident stated that the bar was open during lockdown with a half opened shutter. She stated that she saw customers inside the premises and even if the applicant stated that they were not customers, they should not have had other people outside the household inside the premises. The resident stated that there were often two or three people outside the premises and they started to migrate along from the doorway to outside residents houses. There was rubbish left outside and dumped outside a nearby street sign. Rubbish was increasing and rats had been seen.

 

The applicant stated that she understood that things were frustrating for the resident but she did not think that the issues mentioned related to this premises. The premises was open in early November but served alcohol with food. They were trying to better their offering, were moving away from christenings and weddings and would remove live music from the application so as not to cause disturbance.  This would be a quiet family restaurant, where alcohol was served with a meal and would not stay open later than 11pm. During the time that they were open in early November, there had been no complaints. They had not been open during lockdown. Workmen had been in the premises who had been fixing leaks. Covid rules had been abided by. The other Director was in a high risk category, was unwell and that is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 100.

101.

Finks Gillespie, 88 Gillespie Road, N5 1LN - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer stated that the local resident representation had been withdrawn as conditions had been agreed in relation to deliveries.

 

The applicant stated that the business owner who had organised the petition had concerns about competition.  However, this business had a very different offering and it was hoped would complement the other business. They had another premises in Hackney where this had been the case.

 

RESOLVED

1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Finks Gillespie, 88 Gillespie Road, N5 1LN be granted to allow:-

 

a)   the sale of alcohol, off supplies only, from Monday to Sunday from 11am until 5pm.

b)   Opening hours to be Monday to Friday 08.30am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

 

2)  Conditions detailed on pages 120 to 122 of the agenda shall be applied to the licence with the following additional conditions.

·                     Prominent, clear and legible notices must be displayed at all exits requesting the public to respect the needs of local residents and to leave the premises and the area quietly.

•        No rubbish will be moved, removed or placed in bins outside the premises between 23:00 - 07:00hrs.

•        The collection of refuse or delivery of consumables shall be restricted to the hours between 07:00 and 23:00 Monday-Saturday. No deliveries or waste collections shall be made on a Sunday or Bank Holiday.

•        The delivery of licensable goods shall be restricted to the hours between 07:00 and 23:00 Monday-Saturday. No deliveries shall be made on a Sunday or Bank Holiday.

•        The outside frontage shall be swept and cleared of any rubbish and smoking litter associated with the business at the end of trade each evening.

REASONS FOR DECISION

This meeting was held under regulations made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 and it was facilitated by Zoom.

 

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.

 

One local resident objection had been received and a petition had been received from a local business.  Conditions had been agreed with the police and trading standards and there had therefore been no representations made by the responsible authorities.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the hours sought were within the hours specified in licensing policy 6.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that, following the acceptance of additional conditions in relation to rubbish and deliveries, the resident representation had been withdrawn.

 

The Sub-Committee heard from the applicant that this premises would have a very different offering from the local business who had started the petition. It was hoped that the applicant would be able to work to complement the other local business rather than be in direct competition.

 

The Sub-Committee concluded that the granting of the licence with the agreed conditions would promote the licensing objectives. The Sub-Committee noted that the hours sought were within the hours specified in licensing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 101.