Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 24th January, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Europa Gallery - Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

7.

ELECTION OF A CHAIR

Minutes:

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

8.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

9.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2017 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

 

10.

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE - HEARINGS PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Minutes:

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

 

11.

LICENCE APPLICATION - 5870/17/00885/LAPREM for a New Premises, Noor Jahan Tandoori Bar, 10 Station Parade, Brighton Road, Sutton, SM2 5AD pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Report of the Assistant Director, EHR Directorate, Safer and Stronger Communities on an application for a premises licence, and the representations relating thereto.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nick Cloke, Licensing Lead Officer, presented the report.

 

Richard Odell, Environmental Protection Officer, addressed the committee with his representation. The main points raised were:-

 

  • The premises lies within the Sutton Town Centre Cumulative Impact Zones (CIZ) and this has been acknowledged by the licence holder.
  • The location of the premises within the CIZ cannot be considered as any reason why the policies applied within it are somehow not relevant or less applicable.
  • Any additional noise that may be created by this application is likely to have a greater impact than a similar application that may be made within other areas of the town centre.
  • The area around the premises, albeit generally commercial on ground floor level, provides a large amount of residential properties in the flats above.
  • It is accepted that the Council does not have a history of complaints about this premises, but it is noted that representations have been made by some local residents, citing noise from customers on the pavement outside.
  • The area outside the premises will create further challenges for management to control noise.
  • If the application is granted it will directly conflict with the principles of the special policy relating to cumulative impact and will have a detrimental impact upon the Council’s Licensing Policy for the prevention of public nuisance.

 

Members asked for clarification regarding the 2.30am proposed closing time and whether there was a 30 minutes “drinking up time”.

 

The Applicant informed the Panel that the proposed closing time of 2.30am according to the licence holder meant that the shutters will come down at 2.30am and the premises will be closed and all alcohol sales would cease by 2.15am, however customers would be allowed to purchase takeaway food.

 

Sarah Alderman, Public Health Commissioner addressed the committee with her representation. The main points raised were: -

 

  • The premises is located within the Sutton High Street saturation or Cumulative Impact Zones (CIZ) which may lead to issues of nuisance, public disorder, street fouling, littering and alcohol-related health harms outside and some distance from the premises.
  • Late night provision of alcohol may -
    • encourage individuals to continue drinking at the premises potentially causing a disturbance.
    • encourage continued alcohol intake above and beyond the recommended safe drinking limits increasing the health risks for the individual and reducing the public perception of safety.
    • affect short term health consequences as a result of heavy or excessive drinking which may include accidents and injuries requiring hospital treatment, risky behaviours.
    • Lead an individual to becoming a victim of violence, unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections or consumption resulting in alcohol poisoning.
  • Individuals leaving the bar under the influence of alcohol late at night may disturb local residents.
  • In 2015/16 there were 3,523 admission episodes for alcohol-related condition which includes accidents or injuries resulting from alcohol ingestion in Sutton.
  • Sutton has considerably higher admission rates for alcohol-related conditions than both London and England.

 

James Daniel, the applicant enquired about the CIZ and the high levels of noise incidences that had been reported  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS,

brought forward at the direction of the Chair, who has approved the reason for the urgency.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.