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Declarations of Interest
To declare interests in any item on this agenda.
There were no declarations of interest made pursuant to the Member’s Code of Conduct.
The Sub-Committee noted the agreed procedure for the conduct of business.
To consider the attached report.
The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors R Morgan (Chairman), P Keska and L Mead. The Chairman welcomed the participants and requested that they introduce themselves to the Sub-Committee.
In attendance on behalf of the application were Mr N Timur, the applicant, Mr K Timur, the Designated Premises Supervisor, Mr A Newman of Andy Newman Consultancy Ltd, and Mr A Dilegelen.
Mr A Kite, an objector to the premises licence, was also in attendance.
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, H Ibrahim, introduced the application for a new premises licence for Wood Stock Organic Food Store at 229 High Road, Loughton IG10 1AD. The application had been made by Rossi Café Limited and was received on 8 March 2019.
The application for a new premises licence was to include the following:
· Sale of alcohol - Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 22:00, and
· Opening hours of the premises - Monday to Sunday 07:00 to 23:00.
The Operating Schedule, published in the agenda, set out the conditions that would be attached to the licence if this application was granted.
All responsible authorities had been notified. The application had been advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. All residences and businesses within 150 metres radius of the premises had been individually consulted.
The authority had received one representation from Loughton Town Council and three representations from local residents. Responses had been received from the Police, Child Protection, Trading Standards and the Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods Team, who had no objections. However, the Police had agreed conditions with the applicant. The objections related to the prevention of public nuisance, crime and disorder, the protection of children from harm and public safety.
When considering an application for a licence the Licensing Authority must have regard to steps that were appropriate to promote of the licensing objectives. These were:
(a) the prevention of crime and disorder;
(b) public safety;
(c) the prevention of public nuisance; and
(d) the protection of children from harm.
In determining this application, the Sub-Committee could take any of the following steps as it considered necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives, namely:
(a) to grant the licence as applied for subject to:
· the conditions mentioned in the Operating Schedule modified as the Sub-Committee considered necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives; and
· The mandatory conditions specified in the Licensing Act 2003, or
(b) to exclude from the scope of the licence any licensable activities to which the application related, or
(c) refuse to specify a person as the premises supervisor, or
(d) reject the application.
(b) Presentation of the Applicant’s Case
Mr A Newman advised that the new application was for on and off sales of alcohol between Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 22:00, and the opening hours of the premises were from Monday to Sunday 07:00 to ... view the full minutes text for item 57.
To consider the attached report.
The Sub-Committee noted that this application had been withdrawn after the publication of the agenda for the meeting and would not be determined.