Agenda item

New Premises Licence - Wing Shack, 240 High Road Loughton IG10 1HA

To consider the attached report.


The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors R Morgan (Chairman), J M Whitehouse and S Heather.


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 Mr A Motisi, the Applicant. There were no objectors present.


(a)        The Application before the Sub-Committee


The Licensing Officer, K Tuckey introduced the application. The application had been made by Mr A Motisi for a new premises licence at Wing Shack, 240 High Road, Loughton IG10 1HA The application was received on the 3 July 2018 and was for:


Supply of Alcohol

Monday to Sunday 12:00-23:00


Provision of Recorded Music

Monday to Sunday 12:00-23:00


Hours premises will be open to the public

Monday to Sunday 12:00-23:00


All responsible authorities had been notified and it was been advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. The Licensing Authority had received representations from Loughton Town Council and three local residents. Representations had also been received from Essex Police who had satisfactorily agreed extra conditions with the applicant. The Essex County Fire & Rescue Service and the Environmental Neighbourhoods Team  made no representations.


(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case


The Applicant advised the Sub-Committee that he had operated at the premises for the last 15 years as a coffee shop. Due to the number of new coffee shops in Loughton High Road he decided to look at other opportunities for his business. The Wing Shack was a chicken shop and 50% of the business was take away.


The Applicant advised that he had applied for a temporary licence which ran for seven months and found this to be successful and he now wanted to permanently be licensed to supply alcohol to his customers. He was not interested in selling spirits but would like to provide wine and beer for his customers for consumption both on and off the premises.


The Applicant advised that he had agreed all of the extra conditions requested by Essex Police.


(c)        Questions for the Applicant from the Sub Committee


The Sub-Committee asked if the temporary licence ran with the same operational hours and were there any problems reported. The Applicant advised that the operating hours were the same and that there were no problems with the temporary licence. The Licensing Officer confirmed that she had not received any complaints.


The Sub-Committee asked if alcohol would be served to people not wishing to have a meal. The Applicant replied that alcohol would only be served with food.


(d)       Closing Statement from the Applicant


The Applicant had nothing further to add.


(e)        Consideration of the Application by the Sub-Committee


The Chairman requested that the applicant withdraw from the chamber whilst they considered the application in private. During their deliberations the Sub-Committee received no further advice from the officers present.




(1)        That the application for a new premises licence in respect of Wing Shack, 240 High Road, Loughton be granted subject to the following conditions which the Council considered were reasonable, proportionate and in the public interest for the promotion of the licensing objectives;


            (2)     The conditions which were consistent with the Operating Schedule as amended and set out on pages 152 to 153 of the Agenda, excluding paragraphs 11 and 12 as the Sub-Committee felt these conditions did not apply to this application. The Sub-Committee considered all other conditions were appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives; and


(3)        The mandatory conditions contained in Sections 19-21 of the Licensing Act 2003.

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