Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:


No. Item


Welcome and introductions


Attendees and those watching on the live stream were welcomed.


Election of Chair


Councillor Tom Drummond proposed Councillor Steve Cook be the Chair for the duration of the meeting, this was seconded by Councillor Marlene Heron.


Resolved that:


1.    Councillor Steve Cook be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting





Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2021.



that the minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2021 be agreed as an accurate record.


Licensing Sub-Committee - Hearings Procedure pdf icon PDF 115 KB


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


Licence Application pdf icon PDF 85 KB

An application relating to Euro Poli, 192 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1NR seeking a new premises licence to permit Supply of Alcohol - retail (off the premises) during the following hours, everyday 08:00am till 21:00pm.


Additional documents:






Licensing Act 2003 - Notice of Determination



Date of issue:  24 May 2021

Decision taken by the Licensing Sub-Committee on: 18 May 2021


Application by: Mr Bahadeen Ali Hassan


Application for a new premises licence held in respect of the premises known as Euro Poli, 192 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1NR



Sub Committee:

Councillor Marlene Heron

Councillor Tom Drummond

Councillor  Steve Cook



Mr Bahadeen Ali Hassan


The applicant’s agent and the agent’s observer


Ms June Clarke

Mr Terry Clarke


Those making relevant representations:

The representative of those making representations: Andrew Zalewski (Barrister)



Saima Khan Legal Advisor

Rebecca Whelton, Licensing Officer

Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer


The Hearing


The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that Mr Bahadeen Ali Hassan had applied for a new premises licence  in respect of the premises known as Euro Poli, 192 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1NR.


The application sought the grant of the following:


·         a new premises licence to permit Supply of Alcohol - retail (for consumption off the premises) from  08:00 hours to 21:00 hours daily.


The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the proposed hours of licensable activities and the hours of operation are laid out in Appendix 1 and 2.


The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant has advertised the application, as required, by way of a poster at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been advertised on the Council’s website.


It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application.


No representations had been received from Responsible Authorities.



Two valid representations were received from Other Persons. The representations referred to matters that related to the prevention of crime and disorder, public nuisance and the protection of children from harm licensing objectives.


The Licensing Officer confirmed that copies of all representations have been forwarded to the applicant and had been made available to the Sub-Committee.

There were no questions from the panel to the Licensing officer.

The Sub-Committee then heard a submission from the applicant’s agent Ms Clarke the main points raised included:


·         The applicant held a personal licence, would work full time at the shop and would be the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).

·         The shop would sell a range of general items.

·         Spirits would be stored behind the counter

·         There would be closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in place throughout the shop including one outside and one on the rear door.

·         The area surrounding the shop was a busy shopping area which had several supermarkets, other shops and residential houses within walking distance.

·         The applicant was aware there had been concerns in the area in the past later at night.

·         The application was for the hours 08.00 hours to 21.00 hours, and was therefore exempt from Sutton’s Cumulative Impact Assessment (Statement of Licensing Policy 2019-2024) although the premises is located with the Sutton Town Centre Cumulative impact zone;

·         The hours of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 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).


There was no urgent business.