Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee
Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services (Direct Line 01992 564243)  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

69.

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 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.

 

 

70.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

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

 

 

71.

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.

 

 

72.

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.

 

 

73.

Licensing Application - Rosemary, Dobbs Weir Road, Hoddesdon EN11 OAZ 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 application were Councillors C P Pond (Chairman), I Hadley and S Heather.

 

The Chairman welcomed Mr Turk acting on behalf of the applicant. 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 Gould, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Ulas Planning Ltd., on behalf of the applicant Kadir Kisa of River Off licence for a new premises licence at Rosemary, Dobbs Weir Road, Hoddesdon, EN11 OAZ, for a class A1 (shop) to be used as an off licence, to sell mostly food and groceries and with alcohol as a supplement.

 

The application was for the Sale of Alcohol for consumption off the premises from:

 

Monday to Saturday 06:00 hours to 20:00 hours and

Sunday 08:00 hours to 18:00 hours

 

This was in line with the stores opening hours.

 

The application was received on the 8October 2020, the Operating Schedule sets 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 two representations from local residents, the objections related to all four of the licensing objectives. Essex Police, Trading Standards, Public Health and Environmental Health had no objections to the application.  Essex County Fire and Rescue Services had no objections and have written directly to the applicant to detail the regulatory reform order. The Planning Service had no objection subject to this remaining a class A1 shop.

 

 

(b)       Presentation of the Application

 

Mr Turk outlined that the applicant wanted to open a grocery and off licence shop, with limited opening hours. He detailed that there would be no sales outside of the hours and there would be very little impact on the area. The applicant had already been granted Class A1 use by the  Planning Authority and that the sale of alcohol would make the business viable. 

 

 

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

 

Members of the Sub-Committee asked for details on the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) and were advised that Sayit Omak was the DPS and that he would be at the site all the time. The Licensing Officer confirmed that written consent had been received.

 

The Sub-Committee also wanted to know if the shop was separated from the café and if there were plans in place for litter. The applicant confirmed that it was a separate entity from the café and that appropriate waste arrangements would be put in place with Epping Forest District Council.

 

 

(d)       Questions for the Applicant from the Objectors

 

No objectors were present

 

 

(e)         Closing Statement from the Applicant

 

The applicant detailed that they would like to open the new business selling goods and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.

74.

Licensing Application - Abbey Bar & Grill, 18 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EE pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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Minutes:

 

The three Councillors that presided over this application were Councillors C P Pond (Chairman), I Hadley and J M Whitehouse.

 

The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. The applicant Mr Parlak, the applicant’s agent Mr Sutherland, Mr Kovan and the County Licencing Officer, Essex Police, Mr McManus were in attendance.

 

The Chairman received confirmation that all parties had received relevant documentation in relation to the conditions.

 

(a)        Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, H Gould informed the Sub-Committee that an application for a new Premises Licence had been received from Licenses-r-us Limited on behalf of the applicant Mr Parlak of Arin Restaurant Limited for a new premises licence at Abbey Bar and Grill, 18 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EE.

 

The application was for the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises and for the provision of late night refreshment during the following hours:

 

            Monday to Sunday 10:00 hours to 00:00 hours

            New Year’s Eve 10:00 hours to New Year’s Day 01:00 hours

 

Opening hours:

            Monday to Sunday 10:00 hours to 00:30 hours

            New Year’s Eve 10:00 hours to New Year’s Day 01:30 hours

 

The application was received on the 2 October 2020 and had been properly advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper, all residences and businesses within a 150 metre radius were consulted.

 

A response had been received from Environmental Health that highlighted recent complaints made by the public concerning COVID safety. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service had no objections but did visit the site and discussed the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 with the applicant.

 

The authority had received one objection from Essex Police which related to the prevention of crime and disorder and the public safety objectives.  H Gould advised that a list of proposed conditions was included within the initial application, which was sent to all responsible authorities. The Chairman had confirmed at the start of the meeting that additional conditions agreed with Essex Police and a further proposed condition submitted to Essex Police on the previous night had been received by all parties.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Application

 

The applicant’s agent, Mr Sutherland, highlighted the one key difference between the applicant and Essex Police that focused on an individual (referred to as Relevant Person 1, “RP1”), he informed the Sub-Committee that “RP1” was not part of the application and suggested that the additional late condition addressed these concerns.

He outlined Mr Kovan was a licence holder in 2016 for 1 year 7 months and would assist the applicant with compliance and the operation of the premises.  He suggested that the terms, times and activities as set out were not exceptional and advised the Sub-Committee that alcohol would be served at the bar and at tables and the offsales were for outdoor tables only.

 

Mr Sutherland addressed the comments raised by Environmental Health and the Fire Officer and noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.