Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee
Thursday, 12th November, 2020 10.00 am

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



Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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There were no declarations of interest made pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct.



Procedures for the Conduct of a Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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

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


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



New Breed Bottle Shop, 287 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1AH. pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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The three Councillors that presided over this application were Councillors M Sartin, (Chairman), L Moss and P Stalker. The Chairman welcomed Mr Datta, the applicant and Mr O’Kane his business partner. There were no objectors present.


The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application


(a)        Application before the Sub-Committee


The Licensing Compliance Officer, H Ibrahim, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by New Breed Bottle Shop Ltd for a new premises licence at 287 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1AH,  for a specialist off-licence with a local & UK focus on independent producers of craft beer, wine & spirits, to be sold in bottles, cans and through 6-8 draft lines for beer and wine containers to be refilled, with a small seating area for product sampling.


The application was for the following licensed activities:


The supply of alcohol (both on & off the premises) 

Monday to Saturday   12:00-20:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00.


Provision of recorded music

Monday to Saturday 12:00-20:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00


Opening times of the premises

Monday to Saturday 12:00-20:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00


The application was received on the 29 September 2020 the Operating Schedule set out conditions which would be attached to the licence if this application was granted.


All Responsible Authorities had been notified and had been properly advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper and all residences and businesses within a 150 metre radius were consulted.


The authority had received one representation from a member of the public, which related to the prevention of prevention of public nuisance. The Police and the Essex Fire Service, and the environmental enforcement team had no objections to the application.


(b)       Presentation of the Application


The applicant, Mr Datta, outlined the nature of the business as an independent retailer for specialist beers, wines and spirits, that would bring niche producers to the market, enhance the High Street and bring employment opportunities to the area. The applicant stated that music would be played as background music and would not be audible outside the premises. A key component of the business model was that customers had the opportunity to sample the high-end product before purchase, the operating hours reflected this, and he confirmed that this was not a bar or pub.   Mr O’Kane reiterated the statement made by the applicant and confirmed that this was not a bar, but an offer for customer to taste the product prior to purchase.



(c)        Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee


Members of the Sub-Committee sought details on the area planned to be used for sampling and charges associated with sampling the products.  The applicant advised there would be a small seating area, there would not be a bar, but taps and sample glasses would be at the end of the counter.  Mr O’Kane advised that small samples would be free of charge, but due to the nature and cost of the products there would be a charge to customers when a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.


Temporary Event Notice - Abbey Grill, 18 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EE.

Report to follow.

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The Sub-Committee was advised that the application for this temporary event notice licence had been withdrawn.