Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Monday, 16th May, 2022 10.15 am

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65.

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 broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) 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.”

 

 

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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.

 

66.

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.

 

67.

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.

 

68.

Application for a Premises Licence for Yung & Kush, 84A Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5BS pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider the attached application for a Premises Licence in respect of Yung and Kush.

 

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Minutes:

 

The three Councillors that presided over this application were Councillors M Sartin (Chairman), R Morgan and CP Pond.

 

The Chairman welcomed the applicant’s representative, Mr N Semper and the applicants Mr R Parekh and Ms A Parekh.  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 licensed premise at Yung and Kush, 84A Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5B. The application was for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises, Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 23:00 hours The application had been received on 7 May 2022 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 two representations of objections from local residents, both related the prevention of public nuisance. A response had also been received from Essex Police with recommendations that had been agreed by the applicant. No comments had been received from any other responsible authority.

 

 

(b)           Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

Mr Semper outlined the application and advised the Sub-Committee that the licence was for a small retailer that sold high end products. He highlighted that the representations made in relation to anti-social social behaviour were speculative and that parking was not a consideration for the Sub Committee. Mr Semper advised the committee that CCTV covered the premises and the frontage, all staff would be trained, the premises would be operated with due diligence, all relevant logs would be maintained and Challenge 25 would be operated, to ensure compliance with the Licencing Policy aims. He summarised that the conditions in the application would promote the licensing objectives.

 

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

 

Members of the Sub-Committee received confirmation that the application had been received in 2022, not 2021 as stated on the officer’s report. The Sub-Committee asked about the applicants experience and were advised that Mr R Parekh and Ms A Parekh had operated a licensed convenience store for 9 years in Whitford, Basildon, there had been no issues and Ms Parekh had trained staff for that site. She confirmed that she would be responsible for training staff if the licence was granted.

 

The Sub-Committee queried the layout of the different areas of the shop, staffing levels and if there would be internet sales. They were advised that only high-end products for wine and spirit areas would be sold and that both Mr and Ms Parekh would be present at the premises, there was also face recognition CCTV inside the premises. There would be internet sales, and the applicant or trained staff would carry out the deliveries only  ...  view the full minutes text for item 68.

69.

Application to vary a Premises Licence in respect of New Breed Bottle Shop, 287 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1AH pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To consider the attached application to vary a Premises Licence in respect of New Breed Bottle Shop.

 

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this application were Councillors M Sartin (Chairman), R Morgan and CP Pond.

 

The Chairman welcomed the applicants Mr N Datta and Mr M O’Kane, 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 Officer, H Ibrahim, introduced the application for a variation to the existing Premises Licence at New Breed Bottle Shop, 287 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1AH.

The application was for an extension of the hours for the sale of alcohol at the premises to:

Monday to Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00

Thursday to Saturday 12:00 - 00:00

Sunday 12:00 - 18:00 

 

The opening hours of the premises:

 

Monday to Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00

Thursday to Saturday 12:00 - 00:00

Sunday 12:00 -18:00

 

The application had been received on 1 April 2022, 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 and it was properly advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper.

The authority had received a representation from Loughton Town Council and from one local resident these related to the prevention of crime and disorder, and the prevention public nuisance. Essex Police Licensing had agreed a condition with the applicant.

 

(b)           Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

Mr O’Kane outlined the application, he described the businesses as the sales and tasting of craft been, fine spirits and natural wine. The hours of the current licence had meant requests for bespoke tasting events had to be turned down and that had become business critical. They had been granted several TENS but this variation and extension of hours was essential to maintain a successful business. The business has started during Covid lockdown, but now people were commuting there was a demand for a later finish. There were two outside tables were people could taste the drinks, these tables were taken in at 9:00pm. This was a specialist establishment, which was covered by CCTV and the employers and employees were experts in hospitality.

 

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

 

Members of the Sub-Committee asked for clarity on if the outside of the shop was part of the licence. They were advised that a pavement licence had been granted and that a licence would only be required for on- site sales. The pavement licence was valid until 30 Sept 2022. 

 

The Committee asked how many people could sit outside, if there was a smoking area, and if the applicant would be amenable to a condition that the outside should be cleared by 9pm. The applicant advised that there were 2 tables and 2 benches that seated up to 8 people, as this was an outside area if people did smoke they would be provided with an ashtray, and staff swept the area regularly. The applicant stated that they would be happy to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.