Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 9th October, 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

1.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Minutes:

           

Councillor Jake Short motioned that Councillor Muhammad Sadiq be elected as Chair, this was seconded by Councillor Eric Allen.

 

Resolved that:

 

Councillor Muhammad Sadiq be Chair for the duration of the meeting.

 

 

2.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Minutes:

Councillor Allen declared that he is a member of the Local Government Association (LGA) Stronger and Safer Communities Board.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 August 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting 1 August 2018 were not agreed as no panel member for this meeting had been on the sub Committee for the meeting 1 August 2018.

4.

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.

5.

LICENCE APPLICATION - pdf icon PDF 110 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nick Cloke, Lead Licensing officer, presented the report relating to application No. 18/00732/LAPREM by Mr Mohammed Esak - Noor Jahan Tandoori Bar, 10 Station Parade, Brighton Road, Sutton, SM2 5AD.

 

The panel asked Mr Whittingham, a local resident who had made a valid representation, if he had any representative or witness to address the meeting on his behalf, to which he responded in the negative.

 

The local resident addressed the meeting and expressed concerns about the sales of alcohol of over 6.5% abv, a notice has been put in the window of the premises advertising £1 off single measures. With the agreement of all attendees the local resident showed a picture of the advert which is in the window of the premise. The local resident suggested this advert may encourage binge drinking and lead to crime. The Licensing officer explained that the applicant’s current license does not prohibit the sale of spirits sold as single measures, the condition was on the licence in response to concerns of high strength low cost alcohol and street drinking.

 

The applicant, Mr Mohammed Esak’s agent, Stuart Gibson outlined the request for a variation of the license, which is to extend the hours as outlined in appendix 3 and to vary the current conditions as outlined in appendix 8 of the agenda.

 

The agent explained that the premise is small with a capacity of under 20 people, it has a regular clientele many of whom work shifts and relax at the bar after their working hours. The applicant does not wish to attract new customers, but to allow the current customers slightly longer drinking hours which would generate a more viable business. The additional half an hour after the end of the time for the sales of alcohol would allow the customers to ‘drift away’ rather than to all leave at the same time, which would reduce the risk of noise.

 

The agent is aware the premise is on the edge of the cumulative impact zone (CIZ) and the additional responsibilities on premises within the CIZ.

 

The agent mentioned that there had been no representations from the responsible bodies including the police. An initial representation had been submitted by the Environmental Health Officer (Noise), the applicant had met with the Environmental Health Officer (Noise) and agreed amendments to the offered conditions which were reported to the Licensing Authority and the Environmental Health Officer withdrew his representation.

 

The agent explained that the applicant had visited all of the flats opposite the premise and met with the residents, only one had raised any concerns and none of the residents living on the same side of the road as the premise had raised concerns. The applicant had provided his personal mobile phone number to the residents he met and asked that they contact him if they have concerns about the premise, and reported that no resident had contacted him.

 

The applicant has asked to include the sale of beers, ciders, ales and spirit mixers of over  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS,

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:


There was no urgent business.