Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

Contact: Jackie Leither (Direct Line 01992 564756)  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

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44.

Webcasting Introduction

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 to the internet and would be capable of repeated viewing, which could infringe their human and data protection rights.

 

45.

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.

 

46.

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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Minutes:

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

 

47.

Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 221 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.

 

48.

Licensing Act 2003- Application for a Premises Licence for Aran's Barbers 38 High Road North Weald Epping Essex CM16 6BU pdf icon PDF 333 KB

To consider the attached application for a Premises Licence in respect of Aran’s Barbers, 38 High  Road, North Weald.

 

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Minutes:

The three councillors that presided over this application were Councillors J Jennings (Chairman), L Mead and M Sartin.

 

The Chairman welcomed the applicant Enes Sanli and Susan De Luca representing North Weald Parish Council. 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, D Houghton introduced the application for a new premises licence at Aran’s Barbers, 38 High Road, North Weald, Epping, Essex CM16 6BU.

 

The application was for the following licensing activities:

 

The Sale by Retail of Alcohol (for consumption on the premises only):

 

Monday to Sunday 12.00 – 19:00 hrs

 

Opening Hours of the Premises

 

Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 19:00 hrs

 

The application stated this was for on and off sales but this had since been changed to on sales only.

 

The application had been received on the 1 December 2021 and the Operating Schedule set out the conditions that would be attached to the licence, if the application were to be granted.

 

The responsible authorities had received a copy of the application. It had been advertised at the premises, in a local newspaper and all residences and businesses within 150 metre radius of the premises had been individually consulted.

 

The authority had received three representations of objection, one from North Weald Parish Council and two from local residents. The objections related to the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm. A response had also been received from Essex Police with recommendations, that had been agreed by the applicant.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The Applicant Mr Enes Sanli advised that he was the owner of Aran’s Barber Shop and stated that he would like to apply for an alcohol licence for Aran’s Barbers for on sales only as he would like to be able to offer his customers a drink whilst they were waiting to have their hair cut.

 

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

 

Councillor M Sartin stated that the business seemed to be only operating between 12 noon and 7pm and asked if that was correct.

 

Mr Sanli advised that the barbers opened at 9am until 4.30pm but if they were busy it would stay open until 5pm.

 

Councillor Sartin replied that on the application the opening hours were from 12 noon to 7pm which doesn’t tie in to what you are saying therefore could you clarify the opening times of the barber shop.

 

Mr Sanli confirmed that the opening hours of the barber shop were 9am until 4.30pm and he employed an agency to apply on his behalf and they have made a mistake.

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer confirmed the application that was being determined was for the opening and licensing hours from 12 noon to 7pm.

 

Councillor Sartin stated on that basis was Mr Sanli looking for an alcohol licence to run from 9am to 4.30pm.

 

Mr  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

Application to vary an existing premises Licence for Piya Kitchen, 74-76 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AE pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider a variation to the existing premises licence at the Piya Kitchen, Epping.

 

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Minutes:

The three councillors that presided over this application were Councillors J Jennings (Chairman), M Sartin and K Williamson.

 

The Chairman welcomed the applicants and asked if they would introduce themselves, there was David Tuit, Agent, Urmat Arslan, for Narts Food and Leisure Limited and Mahir Kilic, Agent. 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, D Houghton introduced the application for a variation of an existing premises licence which had been made by Narts Food and Leisure Ltd, 53 High Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 8EL on behalf of Mr Ozgur Arslan, the Premises Licence Holderfor a variation to the existing premises licence at the above premises. The authority received the application on 9 December 2021. The application sets out the varied licensing activities applied for and the times requested.

 

The applicant has requested to change and remove the conditions listed as below:

 

·        The rear garden area / rear courtyard area shall be cleared of all customers by 20.00 hours on any night; and

 

·        The outside area of raised decking at the front of the building shall not be used by customers for eating and drinking after 21.30 hours on any night.

 

And to replace it with:

 

·        The rear garden area / rear courtyard area shall be cleared of all customers by 22.00 hours on any night; and

 

·        The outside area of raised decking at the front of the building shall not be used by customers for eating and drinking after 22.00 hours on any night.

 

The Responsible Authorities had all received a copy of the application, it was also advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. All residences and businesses within 150 metre radius of the premises were individually consulted.

 

The Licensing Authority had received three representations, one from EFDC Environmental Health Noise Team, one from a local resident and one from a local business. The representations related to the prevention of public nuisance.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

Mr D Tuit advised that the application was fairly straightforward and sought to amend two conditions that were attached to the existing premises licence and relate to the hours of use of two separate external areas. Representations had been made by two persons and EFDC Environmental Health Services.

 

The premises was very much a local independent upmarket Turkish restaurant which was operated to a very high standard which has proved to be very popular since it first opened. It was a family run business in an increasingly competitive market. Mr Arslan took over the site in early 2020 and after a period of refurbishment opened in August 2020. The hospitality sector had been hit extremely hard by the pandemic and the periods of lock-down that were being imposed by the Government.

 

The application to vary the conditions was for the applicant to be able to undertake outdoor dining and socialising  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.