Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday 2nd April 2024 10.15 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices. View directions

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Webcasting Introduction

1.         This meeting is to be webcast. Participants are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking.


2.         The Chairman will read the following announcement:


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


If you are seated in the lower public seating area it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in the possibility that your image will become part of the broadcast.


This may infringe your human and data protection rights and if you wish to avoid this you should move to the upper public gallery.”




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


Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.


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


Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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



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


Application for Premises Licence - Chickaros Chicken Chigwell, 783 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Chigwell, IG8 8AU pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To consider the attached application for a Premises Licence

Additional documents:


The three Councillors presiding over this application were Cllr T Matthews (Chairman), Cllr I Allgood and Cllr R Morgan. Also in attendance were Cllr Keska.

The Councils Legal Officer were Nicola Sayer, and observing were Louise Mascall, EFDCs Solicitor Apprentice.

In attendance for the application were Mr N Makeen (Applicant) and Mr B Kirubaharan (Applicants buisness partner),  and Mr S Gibson (Applicants Agent).

Objectors present were Cllr A Lion, Chigwell Parish Cllr S Jefcoate, David Hart, Mr & Mrs Christiansen, S Gredley, Mr & Mrs Newman, B Stokes, J Unstead, S Phillips, and Mr & Mrs Mardon.

Representing Essex Police were Kelsey Dott.



The Licensing Manager, Mr D King, introduced the Premise License application regarding Chickaros Chicken Chigwell, 783 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Chigwell, IG8 8AU. The application was for the following:


·         Late Night Refreshment Monday to Saturday 23:00 to 00:30- Home delivery only

·         Late Night Refreshment Sunday 23:00 to 00:00- Home delivery only


Mr King reported that objections had been received from neighbours and Chigwell Parish Council. A previous objection from Essex Police were no longer relevant as the applicant had amended the hours the licence applied to, according to the hours suggested by Essex Police.


The Applicants agent, Mr Gibson, made a statement in support of the application, taking into account the objections and addressing the amended hours aligned with the suggestions from Essex Police.


The objectors and the sub-committee asked questions regarding the application. The applicants and agents answered, with a few legislative questions being answered by Mr King.


Essex Police made a statement.


The Objectors made their presentations.


The Objectors made their Closing Statements.


The Applicants agent made his Closing Statement.


The Sub-Committee retired for their deliberations.


The Sub-Committee returned and advised the participants of their decision. The participants were reminded of their right to appeal to a Magistrates Court within 21 days of the decision.




The decision of this Sub-Committee is that the application of premises Licence in respect of Chickaros Chicken Chigwell, 783 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Chigwell IG8 8AU



Be granted for:


The provision of Late Night Refreshment.


Between the hours of:

Monday to Saturday       23:00 – 00:30 and

Sunday                           23:00 – 00:00


Subject to:

·         The conditions as submitted by the applicant within their application,

·         The representations which were previously agreed with the Applicant and Essex Police on page 48 of the report in so far as they add to or supersede the applicant’s conditions,


And in addition, for the prevention of public nuisance, the following conditions:

·         Only two electric vehicles are to be used for home deliveries of food at any time and are only to be driven by staff directly employed by the Licensee.

·         Deliveries will only be made to a bonafide address.

·         Parking of delivery vehicles will only be taking place on the Chigwell Road side of the Licenced Premises. All deliveries made within the licenced hours will commence and end on the Chigwell Road side of the Licensed Premises.






Inclusion of Public and Press

To invite the public and press back into the meeting for the remaining items of business.