Agenda and draft 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:  committee.services@sutton.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

Attendees and those watching on the live stream were welcomed.

2.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

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

           

 

 

3.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

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

5.

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

Minutes:

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

6.

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:

Minutes:

 

DECISION NOTICE

LICENSING SUB COMMITTEE

 

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

 

Present

Sub Committee:

Councillor Marlene Heron

Councillor Tom Drummond

Councillor  Steve Cook

 

Applicant:

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)

 

Officers:

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.

7.

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.