Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee
Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

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Items
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62.

Webcasting Announcement

1. This virtual meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to unmute before speaking.

 

2. The Chairman will read the following announcement:

 

“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).

 

Please could I also remind Members of the Public who have registered to speak that they will be admitted to the meeting at the appropriate time.

 

Please also be aware that if technical difficulties interrupt the meeting that cannot be overcome, I may need to adjourn the meeting.”

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Minutes:

The Chairman made a short address to remind everyone present that the meeting would be broadcast live to the internet, and would be capable of repeated viewing, which could infringe their human and data protection rights.

63.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

 (a)      Pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor C P Pond declared a non-pecuniary and non-prejudicial interest in the licensing application for Café Caribbean, 262 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB but would leave the meeting for its consideration and determination.

64.

Procedures for the Conduct of a Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Please find attached the revised procedures for holding and attending a virtual meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the procedure for the conduct of business for this virtual meeting.

65.

Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To note the adopted procedure for the conduct of business by the Sub-Committee.

 

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the agreed procedure for the conduct of business and the Terms of Reference.

66.

Application for a Premises Licence - Churchgate Farm Foods Ltd, Unit 5, Mayfields Farm, Sheering Road, Harlow CM17 0JP pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors M Sartin (Chairman), S Heather and J M Whitehouse. The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present. The Chairman welcomed the participants to the Sub-Committee. In attendance for the application was the applicant, Mr J Drage. Mr P Barnes was present as an objector.

 

a)            The application before the Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Churchgate Farm Foods Ltd, Unit 5, Mayfields Farm, Sheering Road, Harlow, Essex CM17 0JP, for a new premises licence at Unit 5, Mayfields Farm, Sheering Road, Harlow, Essex CM17 0JP.

 

The application was for the following licensing activities:

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol

Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 23.00, Sunday 10.00 – 14.00 on and off sales.

 

Provision of Recorded Music

Saturday 10.00 – 16.00, Sunday 10.00 – 14.00 indoors only

 

Opening times of the premises

Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 23.00, Sunday 10.00 – 14.00 

 

The application was received by the Licensing Authority on the 5 October 2020. The premises licence application and the operating schedule setting out conditions, which would be attached to the licence if this application was granted, were published in the agenda. The application had been properly advertised at the premises, in a local newspaper and the public notice was attached to the agenda. All residences and businesses within a 150-metre radius of the premises had been individually consulted.

 

The authority had received three representations from businesses and residents. The objections related to the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the protection of children from harm. The applicant had agreed recommended conditions with Essex Police and Essex Fire and Rescue had also responded, as detailed in the agenda.

 

b)           Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

Mr J Drage advised that he ran a retail shop and wanted the ability to sell alcohol on and off the premises. A local beer producer, Redchurch Brewery, would be supplying the beer and he would also offer meal kits. He would be able to organise barbecues at the weekend and offer on sales at the same time.

 

c)            Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee

 

Councillor J M Whitehouse asked about the purpose of the outside area and the new hours. Mr Drage replied that he would be doing barbecues for people outside and would sell alcohol to people attending. He had not been allowed to split on and off sales on the application and had applied for as much as possible.

 

The off-sale hours would be:

·      Monday – closed

·      Tuesday and Wednesday – 09.00–16.00

·      Thursday – 09.00–18.00

·      Friday and Saturday – 09.00–20.00

  • Sunday – 10.00–14.00

 

The on-sale hours would be:

·        Monday – Thursday – none

·        Friday and Saturday – 10.00–23.00

·        Sunday 10.00–14.00

 

Councillor J M Whitehouse remarked about the Police objecting to alcohol being delivered from the premises and did not know how this affected the meal kits or were they picked up by customers? Mr  ...  view the full minutes text for item 66.

67.

Application for a Premises Licence - Quality and Excellence Ltd, 12 Forest Drive, Theydon Bois CM16 7EY pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors M Sartin (Chairman), C P Pond and S Heather. The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present. The Chairman welcomed the participants to the Sub-Committee. In attendance for the application was the applicant, Mr M Scrace. Ms D Fox was present as an objector.

 

a)            The application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Quality and Excellence Ltd, of 12 Forest Drive, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7EY for a new premises licence at 12 Forest Drive, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7EY.

 

The application was for the following licensing activities:

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol 

Monday to Friday, 08.00 – 17.00

Saturday 08.00 – 16.00 off sales only

 

Opening times of the premises

Monday to Saturday 06.00 – 17.00

 

The application was received by the Licensing Authority on the 12 October 2020. The new premises licence application and the operating schedule setting out conditions, which would be attached to the licence if this application was granted, were published in the agenda. The application had been properly advertised at the premises, in a local newspaper and the public notice was attached to the agenda. All residences and businesses within a 150-metre radius of the premises had been individually consulted.,

 

The authority had received one representation from a resident, Ms D Fox. The objections related to the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance, the protection of children from harm and public safety. The applicant had agreed recommended conditions with Essex Police and the Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Service (Family Operations), which were detailed in the agenda. Essex Fire and Rescue had acknowledged the application and the Parish Council had also responded, both of which were detailed in the agenda report.

 

b)           Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The applicant, Mr M Scrace, explained that the reason to sell alcohol started when his son lost his job as a head chef. The business wanted to sell its customers a restaurant-style meal, as meal boxes, accompanied with a bottle of wine. He had agreed with the Police that alcohol would only be sold on the premises and not be delivered. Therefore, he would only sell bottles of wine in the shop. The wine would be supplied by New Hall Farm Vineyards near Maldon, Essex as they liked to support cottage industries. The objector had referred to the shop being used as an off-licence, but Quality and Excellence Ltd would only be selling wine to accompany the meats it did. The sale by retail of alcohol being applied for was from 08.00, but the shop was open from 06.00 when they started work. He had always had a policy that if customers walked past then he would serve them and sell food, but he did not intend to sell alcohol and rarely saw people before 08.30 in the morning.

 

c)            Questions for the Applicant from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 67.

68.

Application for a Premises Licence - Café Caribbean, 262 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors M Sartin (Chairman), S Heather and J M Whitehouse. The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present. The Chairman welcomed the participants to the Sub-Committee. In attendance for the application was the applicant, Mr W Richards. Ms J Walker was present as an objector from the Loughton Residents Association Plans Group.

 

a)            The application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, H Ibrahim, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Café Caribbean (Loughton) Ltd for a new premises licence at 262 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB. The application was for a café / restaurant serving Caribbean food. The applicant was applying for the following:

 

Supply of Alcohol (both on and off the premises)

Monday to Thursday   11:00 to 23:00

Friday and Saturday   11:00 to 00:00

Sunday                        11:00 to 23:00

 

Provision of Live Music

Friday and Saturday   23:00 to 00:00

 

Provision of Recorded Music

Friday and Saturday   23:00 to 00:00

 

Provision of Late Night Refreshment

Monday to Thursday   23:00 to 23:30

Friday and Saturday   23:00 to 00:30

Sunday                        23:00 to 23:30

 

Hours Premises to be open to the public

Monday to Thursday   11:00 to 23:30

Friday and Saturday   11:00 to 00:30

Sunday                        11:00 to 23:30

 

The application was received by the Licensing Authority on the 9 October 2020. The new premises licence application and the operating schedule setting out conditions, which would be attached to the licence if this application was granted, were published in the agenda. The application had been properly advertised at the premises, in a local newspaper and the public notice was attached to the agenda. All residences and businesses within 150-metre radius of the premises had been individually consulted.

 

The authority had received one representation from Councillor J Jennings, one representation from Loughton Town Council, one representation from Mr C Smith, Environmental Enforcement Officer, one representation from Loughton Residents Association Plans Group and nine representations from local residents, which were also attached. The representation received from J Lakhani had audio files attached, but reference to these files was disregarded as they related to a different premises and therefore, were not relevant to this application. Responses had been received from Trading Standards, Essex County Fire Service and Essex Police but they had no comments to make. The objections related to the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance, the protection of children from harm and public safety

 

b)           Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The applicant, Mr W Richards explained that he was the owner of Café Caribbean and had applied for more in the application than he needed from the advice he had been given by Licensing officers. It was a family run business and he wanted customers to be able to have a glass of wine or beer with their meals. He did not want a bar but could understand residents’ concerns and objections to this application. He was only open to 21.00 and was closed on Mondays. He could change  ...  view the full minutes text for item 68.