Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 2.00 pm

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

7.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Minutes:

           


Councillor Green motioned that Councillor Sadiq be elected as Chair, this was seconded by Councillor Heron.

 

RESOLVED that:


Councillor Sadiq be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.

8.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Minutes:

Councillor Sadiq declared that he owns two petrol stations, neither is local to the Sutton area.

9.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2018 and 1 August 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 9 October 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record by the Chair, the minutes of the meeting held on 1 August were approved by Councillor Jillian Green and signed by the Chair.

 

10.

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.

11.

LICENCE APPLICATION - pdf icon PDF 109 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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Minutes:

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS - Councillor Muhammad Sadiq, Non Pecuniary, owns two petrol stations, neither is local to the Sutton area.

 

Hannah Smith, Environmental Protection Officer, presented the report relating to Application No.18/00793/LAPREM by BP Oil UK Limited Wrythe SF Connect, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 2DR.

 

Members of the panels were provided confirmation from the Environmental Protection officer that the application is for the addition of nine hours for sale of alcohol, to allow sales 24 hours per day each day.

 

Councillor Sam Weatherlake Ward Councillor for The Wrythe Ward, Objector addressed the committee and expressed his concern that the premises is located in a residential area which already suffers from anti social behaviour. The Ward Councillor suggested that the ready availability of alcohol would not improve this situation, although acknowledged that the anti social behaviour is not associated with the premise. It was suggested that the anti social behaviour in the locality may worsen with the additional availability of alcohol in the area.

 

The Ward Councillor explained that he has been in contact with the police and the issues of shoplifting from the premises which had been reported are being addressed.

 

In discussion Members of the panel asked the Ward Councillor about the anti social behaviour experienced in the locality of the premise. The Ward Councillor explained it is generally shouting and general public nuisance, which takes place at night, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights. Those involved in the anti social behaviour are usually youths.

 

Mr Robert Botkai, Agent for the applicant addressed the committee:

 

The Agent explained that the application is for a variation to an existing licence.

 

A number of BP premises nationally now have licences in place which allow 24 hour sales of alcohol. The company has reviewed the impact of the changes to the licenses on neighbours, the review has shown there has been no impact on neighbours or increase in complaints from neighbours following the variation in the licences at the premises. Many of these premises reviewed are also in residential areas.

 

The Agent explained that Carl Davidson, the manager of the premises is an experienced and responsible manager, and that his email address is available and has been provided to the Ward Councillors.

 

The Agent is aware of the concerns raised by those making representations. The Agent explained that the company has been working with the police to address the issues at the premise mentioned in the representations, a strategy is in place to deal with the issues and improvement has been noted. The issues of shoplifting from the premise did not involve the theft of alcohol.

 

The manager is aware of the representations raised by local residents, and has worked with them for example regarding a complaint about the PA system. Loitering around the premise will be monitored, the Agent explained that the company is aware of its responsibilities in dealing with this issue.

 

The company has a door lock policy at night, the cashier has a remote  ...  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.