Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 10.00 am

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Items
No. Item

26.

Declarations of Interest

(Director of Governance) To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

Minutes:

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

27.

Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 73 KB

(Director of Governance) To note the Procedure for the Conduct of Business, as attached.

Minutes:

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

28.

New Premises Licence for The Green Owl Canteen, 12-14 The Broadway, Loughton, Essex IG10 3ST pdf icon PDF 116 KB

(Director of Neighbourhoods) To consider the attached report and documents.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillor J Jennings (Chairman), Councillor S Neville and Councillor B Surtees.

 

The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. In attendance on behalf of the application was Mr S Gibson, Agent for the Applicant. There was one objector in attendance Councillor P Abraham representing Loughton Town Council.

 

(a)        The Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, K Tuckey introduced the application to the Sub-Committee. The application for a New Premises Licence had been made by Mr M Linch for The Green Owl Canteen Limited, 12-14 The Broadway, Loughton, Essex IG10 3ST for the sale of alcohol Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 23.00 hours and was received on the 28 June 2017.

 

The responsible authorities had received a copy of the application, it was advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. All residences and businesses within 150 metre radius of the premises were individually consulted. There had been no representations received from the responsible authorities, one letter of support and one representation from Loughton Town Council.

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer advised the Sub-Committee that a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) had not yet been appointed and if the Sub-Committee were to grant the application the licence could be issued but the premises would not be able to sell alcohol until a DPS was appointed.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

Mr Gibson gave apologies for the applicant Mr Linch not being attendance as he was currently on holiday but stated that if the licence was granted today the nominated DPS and would be resolved before the premises opened.

 

Mr Gibson stated that the premises would be run as a café/restaurant, a café during the day and a restaurant in the evening where there would be full waiter/waitress service. The premises would never be considered as a pub and there would be no vertical drinking. Food would be the main concern but customers would be served alcohol without purchasing food, they would be seated and served by a waiter/waitress.

 

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

 

Councillor Jennings expressed concern that the premises was very near to Epping Forest College and that most of the college students would pass the door on their way to and from college. She was advised that the premises would operate Challenge 25 and proof of age identification would be required. All staff would be fully trained and retrained every 6 months.

 

(d)       Questions for the Applicant from the Objector

 

The Objector had no questions for the Applicant.

 

(e)        Presentation of the Objector’s Case

 

Councillor Abrahams, representing Loughton Town Council, advised that the Town Council objected to this application on the grounds that this was a predominantly residential location and for the prevention of public nuisance. He stated that the licensing hours should cease at 10.30pm and alcohol should only be served with meals.

 

Councillor Abrahams offered his own opinion on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

New Premises Licence for 160 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex pdf icon PDF 115 KB

(Director of Neighbourhoods) To consider the attached report and documents.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillor J Jennings (Chairman), Councillor D Sunger and Councillor B Surtees.

 

The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. In attendance on behalf of the application was the applicant, Ms A Mosteanu and her Agent, Mr C Hopkins. In attendance on behalf of the Council’s Environment & Neighbourhoods was Mr R Gardiner. In attendance were objectors Mr D Wilson, Mr N Cohen, Mr K Lucas and Mr G Ash. Also in attendance on behalf of the Epping Forest Guardian was Mr T Barnes.

 

(a)        The Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, K Tuckey introduced the application to the Sub-Committee. An application for a New Premises Licence had been made Ms A Mosteanu at 160 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5BD, for the:

 

·         On/off sales of alcohol, Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 23:00 hours; and

·         Live and recorded music, Monday to Sunday from 11:00 – 23:00 hours.

 

The responsible authorities had received a copy of the application, it was advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. All residences and businesses within a 150 metre radius of the premises were individually consulted. The Council had received representations from Essex Police and they had negotiated conditions with the applicant as attached to the agenda. There were also representations from the Epping Forest District Council Neighbourhoods Team, Councillor G Chambers and local residents.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

Mr Hopkins advised the Sub-Committee that his client, Ms Mosteanu had now disassociated herself with the restaurant Il Bacio at 182 Queens Road and as a result was opening a new Italian family restaurant at 160 Queens Road called Il Petalo. Ms Mosteanu had over 20 years experience in catering and many of her staff had been with her for many years. Queens Road was a mixed commercial and residential area and there were a number of concerns expressed from Epping Forest District Council’s Environment & Neighbourhoods Team and Essex Police all of which had been agreed by Ms Mostineau.

 

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

 

Councillor Jennings expressed concern about the noise from clients exiting the premises late at night. Mr Hopkins assured the Sub-Committee that the applicant would ensure appropriate signage was put up asking patrons to respect the residents and leave the premises in an orderly manner.

 

Councillor Surtees commented on the noise that would emanate from the back of the premises and the effect it may have on the residents and asked that self closing doors could be fitted to the back of the premises. Mr Hopkins advised that the premises already had self closing doors fitted to the back of the premises.

 

Councillor Jennings asked the applicant to clarify that patrons would be sitting at tables and not able to go to the bar to purchase alcohol. Mr Hopkins clarified that there would be table service only and no vertical  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.