Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

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Items
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76.

Webcasting Announcement

This virtual meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to unmute before speaking.

 

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.

77.

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.

78.

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.

79.

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.

80.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE - MOOROS, WOOLSTON HALL, ABRIDGE ROAD, CHIGWELL, ESSEX IG7 6BX pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors R Morgan (Chairman), I Hadley and S Neville. The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present. The Chairman welcomed the participants to the Sub-Committee. In attendance for the application was the applicant, Elisabeth Sharp.

 

(a)        The application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, P Jones, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Mooros Chigwell Limited, Woolston Hall, Abridge Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BX for a new premises licence at the same address.

 

The application was for the following licensing activities:

 

The Provision of Live Music (Indoors)

The Provision of Recorded Music (Indoors)

Late Night Refreshment (Indoors) and

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

 

Tuesday and Wednesday        11:00 – 23:00

Thursday                                  11:00 – 00:00

Friday and Saturday                 11:00 – 01:00

Sunday                                     11:00 – 00:00

 

Opening Times of the premises

Tuesday and Wednesday        11:00 – 23:00

Thursday                                  11:00 – 00:00

Friday and Saturday                 11:00 – 01:00

Sunday                                     11:00 – 00:00

 

The application was received by the Licensing Authority on the 10 November 2020. The premises licence application and the operating schedule setting out conditions, which would be attached to the licence if this application were to be granted and they were published in the agenda. The application had been made as the previous premises licence for the location lapsed by virtue of the premises licence holder being a company which had dissolved.

 

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

 

The Licensing Authority had received one representation from a member of the public with regard to the Prevention of Public Nuisance and the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.

 

There were also responses from Essex Police, Environmental Health, Essex Safeguarding, Community Resilience, Essex Fire and Rescue, Chigwell Parish Council and Planning, all of which had no comments to make.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Application

 

The applicant, Elisabeth Sharp advised the Sub-Committee that the new application was for shorter hours than was previously held and that the premises would only be open as a private hire venue for events such as weddings and parties and would not be open to the general public. She stated that mid-week events were very rare and the premises would function mainly at the weekend.

 

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

 

Councillor R Morgan asked the applicant how long she had been involved in the business and if she was the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) and were all he staff fully trained.

 

L Sharp advised that she had worked at the premises for 8 years but she now owned the business since 2018. She stated she was not the DPS that was Lee Marns who was on the premises at every licensed event and that all the staff were fully trained.

 

Councillor R Morgan asked how  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

81.

APPLICATION FOR A STREET TRADING CONSENT - WAKES ARMS ROUNDABOUT, EPPING HIGH ROAD, EPPING, ESSEX CM16 5HW pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To consider the attached report for a Street Trading Consent.

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors R Morgan (Chairman), I Hadley and S Neville. The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present. There were no attendees present for the application. Olive Porter from Essex Highways attended as an objector.

 

(a)        The application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton, informed the Sub-Committee that an application for a renewal of a Street Trading Consent had been received on the 6 November 2020 by John Henry White, Camps Hill Farm, Levans Green, Ware SG11 1HD, to trade at the site next to the Shell Garage at the Wake Arms Roundabout, Epping High Road, Epping CM16 5HW. The application sets out the relevant licensing activities applied for and times requested:

 

(i)    The sale of flowers, plants and trees, Monday to Sunday from 08.00 – 21.00 hours.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Application

 

The Applicant was not present.

 

(c)        Questions from the Sub-Committee to Officers

 

Councillor R Morgan asked the Licensing Officer, D Houghton how long had Mr J White been trading at this site.

 

D Houghton advised that she did not know exactly how long he had been trading on this site but she believed it to be over 4 years. She also advised that Mr J White only traded on this site for 4-5 weeks every year before Christmas as he mainly sold Christmas trees.

 

Councillor S Neville asked how many complaints had there been regarding this Street Trading Consent.

 

D Houghton advised that she was only aware of one complaint and that was obstruction of the bus layby where cars and vans parked making it impossible for the buses to pull into the layby and therefore the bus had to stop further up the road blocking the carriageway.

 

(d)       Presentation of the Objector

 

Olive Porter from Essex Highways stated that Essex County Council could not support this application due to concerns raised over the past 2/3 years and complaints that they had received. One complaint, which must be taken seriously, was from a father whose child was put in danger whilst trying to get off of a bus in between parked cars and a car pulling out and not seeing the child which resulted in her nearly being hit by the car. Customers were continually pulling into the bus stop whilst picking out their trees this in turn inconvenienced the buses and their passengers. The piece of land was very near to the exit of the Shell Garage with cars pulling out turning left and right and it was therefore not safe to park in the layby as this caused traffic congestion and visibility issues especially if a bus had to park in the middle of the carriageway because it could not access the layby.

 

(e)        Questions for the Objector by the Sub-Committee

 

The Sub-Committee Members had no further questions to raise.

 

(f)        Consideration of the Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Chairman advised that the Sub-Committee would now proceed into private deliberations to consider  ...  view the full minutes text for item 81.

82.

VARIATION OF AN EXISTING PREMISES LICENCE - THE HIVE, 38b CHIGWELL LANE, LOUGHTON IG10 3NY pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To consider the attached report for a variation of a premises licence.

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors R Morgan (Chairman), I Hadley and B Rolfe. The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present. The Chairman welcomed the participants to the Sub-Committee. In attendance for the application was the applicants agent Mahir Kilic and the applicant Sema Yildz.

 

(a)        The application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Bastick, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Sema Yildz for a variation to the existing premises licence for The Hive, 38b Chigwell Lane, Loughton IG10 3NY.

 

The Licensing Authority had received the application on 9 October 2020. A copy of the present licence for the premises, the application for variation including proposed conditions and the public notice were attached to the agenda.

 

The applicant was requesting an extension to the current hours for the sale of alcohol from 08:00 to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday and a seasonal variation of 08:00 to 00:00 hrs on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  Also to add the Provision of Late Night Refreshment from 23:00 to 00:00 hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve   The standard opening hours of the premises will be 08:00 to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday and non-standard opening hours of 08:00 to 00:00 hrs on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

The Responsible Authorities had received a copy of the application.  It was advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper and all residences and businesses within a 150-metre radius of the premises had been individually consulted.  

 

Whilst the applicant did set out details of the application in the newspaper notice, it only referred to the hours for provision of late night refreshment on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and not the seasonal variation hours for those days.  Licensing verbally discussed this matter with one of the Council’s Legal Advisers and agreed as this was a minor omission, it was decided to allow the application to proceed.

 

The Licensing Authority had received one representation from Loughton Town Council and one representation from Loughton Residents Association Plans Group. The representations related to the prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Application

 

The Applicant’s Agent, Mahir Killic advised the Sub-Committee that the Applicant, Sema Yildz was the owner and DPS of the premises since the beginning of 2020. Previously, she had been very successful in running a late night café for 13 years with no complaints.

 

The premises was a very small establishment with room for 15 seated customers inside the premises and 12 seated outside. All alcohol was served only with a substantial meal.

 

MahirKilic pointed out to the Sub-Committee that the objections related to planning matters and should therefore not be taken into account as this was for a variation of a premises licence and not related to planning issues. If this licence was granted then the Applicant would submit a planning application the Planning Authority at a later  ...  view the full minutes text for item 82.