Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 4th June, 2018 10.30 am

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

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

Items
No. Item

30.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Minutes:

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

 

31.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

 

32.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 April 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on  4 April 2018 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

 

33.

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE - HEARINGS PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

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

34.

LICENCE APPLICATION - pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Environment, Housing and Environment to seek a variation to an existing premises licence, and the representations relating thereto.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nick Cloke, Licensing Lead Officer, presented the report.

 

The Lead Licensing Officer provided attendees with paragraph 10.15 from the s.182 Home Office guidance which states:

 

‘Shops, stores and supermarkets should normally be free to provide sales of alcohol for consumption off the premise 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’

 

Councillor Whitehead, Ward Councillor for Carshalton Central, addressed the meeting and outlined concerns which have been raised to her by local residents.

 

  • Cans and bottles left in residents’ gardens.
  • Residents’ gardens being used as toilets.
  • Groups of youths gathering at and around the premise in a residential area.
  • Crime and other anti social behaviour in the area which would be a public nuisance
  • The footfall around the area could increase.
  • The premises could become a magnet for alcohol users.
  • Residents of the area around the premises are happy that food and petrol are sold 24 hours a day at present.
  • The residents are aware of other premises which provide off site sales of alcohol 24 hours a day, however these premise are located in industrial areas or on by-passes.

 

Cllr Whitehead raised that Sutton’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which addresses issues linking health and alcohol use, Councillor Whitehead suggested that extending the times of alcohol sales at the premise would contradict this policy.  

 

Ms Funnell, Alma Road Residents Association, read a statement which had been provided by Mr Toye and Ms Groggin, local residents who were not able to attend the meeting. The statement informed that residents are often woken by noise, have litter left in gardens and gardens used as toilets.  The statement also mentioned that the premise is in a residential area and that the impact of increased opening hours of the sale of alcohol at the premise would increase noise and disturbance to residents. 

 

Ms Funnell addressed the meeting and raised the points:

 

There is a fear that there would be an increase in anti social behaviour such as noise, nuisance, criminal and anti social behaviour caused by excess alcohol due to extended time for sales of alcohol.    

 

The applicant’s agent, Mr Botkai asked Cllr Whitehead whether she had reported concerns raised by her constituents to BP.  Cllr Whitehead responded that she had not reported issues to BP but had reported issues to council officers and the Safer Sutton team.   

 

Mr Robert Botkai, agent for the applicant addressed the meeting, stating that the BP have been trialling 24 hour opening for alcohol sales at several of its sites and arrangements are working well at most sites.

 

Mr Botkai drew attention to paragraph 10.15 of the section 182 Home Office guidance which states:

 

‘Shops, stores and supermarkets should normally be free to provide sales of alcohol for consumption off the premise 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’

 

Mr Botkai raised the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

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.