Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 29th June, 2015 2.30 pm

Venue: Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

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            Resolved: That Councillor Mary Burstow be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.




To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2015.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2015 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.





The Chair drew attention to the Council’s procedure to be followed at the meeting.


LICENCE APPLICATION - North Cheam Express, 668 London Road, North Cheam SM3 9BY pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities on an application for a premises licence, and the representations relating thereto.

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The Sub-Committee considered an application for a licence in respect of the above premises.  The applicant’s representative and Councillor Richard Broadbent were present.  The Sub-Committee heard the application, and Councillor Richard Broadbent and the applicant’s representative addressed the meeting. 


Councillor Richard Broadbent had claimed that this application was inappropriate for the area due to concerns about possible anti social behaviour, risk of public nuisance, crime and disorder and protection of children from harm as it was close to Fairlands Park and Sainsbury’s car park where there was high incidence of anti social behaviour and drinking alcohol.  Members of the Sub-Committee and the parties present asked questions and received replies. 


The applicant’s representative addressed the meeting and responded to the representations that had been made.


There had not been any representations from any of the statutory authorities.


Resolved: That, under section 100(A)(4) of the local Government Act 1972, the press and other members of the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act, which would not be in the public interest.


Councillor Richard Broadbent, the applicant’s representative and the Council’s Licensing Officer then withdrew to enable the Sub-Committee, to consider the application and the representation that had been made, assisted by their Secretary and Legal Adviser.


Members considered the written and oral representation that had been made and the application by reference to the Licensing Act 2003, and had regard to the relevant provisions of the Guidance published under section 182 of that Act, the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the four licensing objectives.


Resolved: (i) That application No. 15/00408/LAPREM be granted as submitted, in that licensing hours would cover Monday to Saturday 06.00 to 00.00 and from 06.00 to .23.00 on Sunday, in line with the store’s opening hours.


(ii) That an additional condition be imposed, to maintain a register of all refused sales of alcohol, such register to be made available for inspection within 48 hours of request from an authorised officer


            (iii) This decision grants a licence under the Licensing Act 2003 only and it does not imply or require that other consents that the applicant may need under other legislation will be granted.


            (iv)  Attention is drawn to the provisions in the Licensing Act 2003 for the possible review of the licence hereby granted.


The Licensing Sub-Committee gave the following reasons:


1.    The Licensing Sub-Committee took into account paragraphs 10.13 to 10.15 of the Home Office Guidance and paragraphs 11.1 to 11.7 of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy. In particular 10.15 of the Home Office Guidance which states that shops, stores and supermarkets should normally be free to provide sales of alcohol for consumption off the premises at any times when the retail outlet is open for shopping unless there are good reasons, based on the licensing objectives, for restricting those hours.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.