Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 26th March, 2018 2.30 pm, NEW

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

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

Items
No. Item

19.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Minutes:

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

 

 

20.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

 

21.

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE - HEARINGS PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

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

 

22.

LICENCE APPLICATION - Application No.5870/18/00071/LAPREM, Roundshaw Local Store, 61 Spitfire Road, Wallington, SM6 9GL pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Environment, Housing and Regeneration Directorate, on an application for a new premises licence, and the representations relating thereto.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nick Cloke, Licensing Lead Officer, presented the report and informed the meeting that since the application was made it has been subsequently amended as follows: -

 

  • The sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises from 0:700 - 22:00 Monday - Sunday

 

Mr James addressed the meeting with his representation and raised the following points: -

 

  • He lives next to the premises and is concerned that it would have a direct impact on his family’s quality of life.
  • He works full time to support his wife who has mild health conditions, along with his 3 children, 2 of whom are registered disabled.
  • Increased opening hours would increase the noise nuisance.
  • There is currently no provisions for any parking at the premises.
  • There would be an increased risk to vulnerable persons, including children with the increased traffic as the area is used by children for play and cycling.
  • There are a number of socially vulnerable people housed on the estate and this may lead to people congregating outside the shop and anti-social behaviour.
  • With the increased hours of operation and the sale of alcohol, drinking could take place in the playground.
  • He has no objections to the current shop and its current opening hours as it serves as an asset to the local community.

 

Susan Christie addressed the meeting with her representation and raised the following points: -

 

  • The impact on local residents, children and the immediate area of the estate is a concern especially when the nearby Co-Op Shop is closed, people will be drawn into the residential and conservation area on and off the estate where the premises is located.
  • As a Housing Officer she deals with a lot of people with alcohol issues and mental health and having a local shop with increased hours, selling alcohol would be detrimental to the area and its residents.
  • She has counselled people who have lost their houses due to excessive alcohol consumption.
  • There is a local park for local residents which can be accessible by the customers and could potentially cause anti-social behaviour.
  • Vulnerable people live locally as well together with the elderly, children and people with mental health issues.
  • Noise, public nuisance, anti-social behaviour, low level nuisance, shouting, swearing, urination in public, littering and unauthorised parking will all be on the increase.
  • There is a public area where children play and the increase in the purchase and consumption of alcohol would put the children at risk from anti-social behaviour, increased littering, rodent and fox infestations and the exposure to the marketing and sale of alcohol and cigarettes.

 

Mr Cooney addressed the meeting with his representation and raised the following points: -

 

  • He lives next to the shop and is very concerned regarding the impact on his quality of life if the application were to be granted as he is also has a mental health condition.
  • The increased opening hours would encourage people to congregate and engage in consuming alcohol and anti-social behaviour along his side access passageway, which is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

23.

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.