Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: R Perrin (Direct Line 01992 564532)  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

11.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest by members of the Council under this item.

12.

Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

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

13.

Application to Vary a Premises Licence - BP Chigwell SF Connect, The Broadway, Loughton IG10 3ST pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors S Neville (Chairman), S Heather and N Bedford.

 

The Chairman introduced the members and officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. The Chairman welcomed Karl Davison, BP Licensing Manager, Robert Botkai Legal Representative and the Objector David Linnell representing Loughton Residents Association.

 

a)            The Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton introduced the application. The application had been made by BP Oil UK Limited, for a variation to the premises licence at The Broadway, Loughton, IG10 3ST.  The proposed variation was to extend the hours for the sale of alcohol to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and to vary the licence conditions by updating the wording in the operating schedule contained in Annex 2 of the report.

 

The authority had received three representations from a local resident relating to the prevention of public nuisance, crime and disorder, the protection of children from harm and public safety. Responses had also been received from the Police, Essex Fire Services, EFDC Planning Department and EFDC Environmental Health Department who had not objected.

 

b)            Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The Legal Representative advised that the application was to ensure that the licensing hours reflected the trading hours of the premises. The applicant already had 60 premises with a 24 hour licence and no issues had been reported. The applicant had commenced a further 100 trials, which had resulted in the 24 hour licenses being granted to all of those premises.

 

The Legal Representative advised that the objections relating to the likely cause of public nuisance could not be taken into account as they were presumptions and if there were any issues the residents and/or Police could request that a review of the licence take place. There had been no negative feedback or proceedings taken against any other BP Marks & Spencers Stores and he did not expect that this would be the case at this store. The premises had a Night Policy, which allowed staff to remotely lock the doors of the premises at 10 pm and only allow customers they wished into the premises after this time, which would be the case if the licence was granted. Furthermore the doors would remain locked if there were less than two members of staff and the night box would be used to service customers. Regarding the drink drivers, there had been no evidence to support this or link petrol stations to drink driving incidents and many motorway services stations now provided the sale of alcohol. Finally he advised that it was important that the premises provided the community with a service and fitted into the residential area. The premises priced alcohol at a higher rate than other establishments and therefore should not cause anti-social behaviour.

 

c)            Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee

 

The Sub-Committee asked whether the premises would include the Challenge 25 policy. The Legal Representative advised that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

New Premise Licence The Hub, 32 Barrington Green, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2BA pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors S Neville (Chairman), S Heather and D Stocker.

 

The Chairman introduced the members and officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. The Chairman welcomed the Applicants Paula Chappell and Paul Relph, the Objector Bill Hayward and EFDC officers Mike Richards from Environmental Health and Kevin Milligan from Estates.

 

a)            The Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton introduced the application. The application had been made by Dawn Chappell for a new premises licence at 32 Barrington Green, Loughton, IG10 2BA.  The application was for the following;

 

Provision of Recorded Music

Sunday to Thursday 10:00-23:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00-00:00 with additional hours to 00:30 Christmas Eve, and till 01:00 New Years Eve into New Years Day.

 

Provision of Anything of a similar description to Live Music, Recorded Music or Performances of Dance

Sunday to Thursday 10:00-23:00, Friday to Saturday 10:00-00:00 with additional hours to 00:30 Christmas Eve, and till 01:00 New Years Eve into New Years Day.

 

Supply of Alcohol

Sunday to Thursday 10:00-23:00, Friday to Saturday 10:00-00:00 with additional hours to 00:30 Christmas Eve, and till 01:00 New Years Eve into New Years Day.

 

Hours Premises would be Open to the Public

Monday to Thursday 08:00-23:30, Friday 08:00-00:30, Saturday 09:00-00:30 and Sunday 09:00-23:30.

 

All responsible authorities had been notified and it had been advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. The Licensing Authority had received three representations from a local resident relating to the prevention of public nuisance and crime and disorder, Loughton Town Council and the Council’s Environmental & Street Scene Directorate Health Department. Responses had also been received from Essex Police who had agreed additional conditions be added to the operating schedule.

 

The Legal Officer asked the Licensing Officer to confirm that the Applicant’s were aware that only two gambling machines under the category C and D would be allowed in the premises. The Applicant’s advised that they were aware.

 

b)            Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The Applicant advised that they had worked closely with the Council to provide an establishment that provided breakfast, lunch and evening meals in the local area that would not impact on the local residents but provide an access to the community. Their intentions were not to upset the local residents and they had been mindful to prevent noise coming from the premises through planning and building regulations including double glazing, no opening windows, air conditioning and additional ceiling insulation.

 

The Applicant advised that they had agreed to the additional conditions requested by the Essex Police.

 

c)            Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee

 

The Sub-Committee asked about the double doors on the front of the premises. The Applicant advised that they had been installed to prevent noise escaping.

 

The Legal Officer asked the Applicant whether they were willing to accept the additional conditions set out in the agenda on pages 77, 78, 79 and 80 from the Environment  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.