Agenda and minutes
Wednesday, 13th January, 2010 10.00 am
Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3XA
Contact: Stephen Addison - Democratic Services Team - 020 8 379 4097
Welcome & Introductions
The Chairman welcomed all those present and introduced Sub-Committee members, and explained the procedure of this meeting.
Members of the Sub-Committee are invited to identify any personal or prejudicial interests relevant to items on the agenda. Please refer to the guidance note attached to the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest in respect of items on the agenda.
To receive the report (Report No. 176) of the Principal Licensing Officer asking the Sub-Committee to consider the following applications.
RECEIVED the report of the Principal Licensing Officer.
Application for variation of the Premises Licence
RECEIVED an application for a variation of the Premises Licence.
1. The statement of Mark Galvayne, Principal Licensing Officer, including the following points:
a. This application was to vary the existing Premises Licence. The current hours for supply of alcohol were until 23:30 Sunday to Thursday and on Friday to Saturday until 01:30 the following day. The application was to extend hours for supply of alcohol on Monday to Wednesday to 00:00 and on Thursday to Sunday until 03:00 the following day, with the premises remaining open until 04:00.
b. The application was subject to one representation, from an interested party, as set out on page 31 of the agenda pack. Officers had been informed in writing that a representative of Broomfield Homeowners and Residents Association would not be attending this meeting, as they felt they had made their point to the Sub-Committee in writing.
c. The conditions, which had been agreed, were set out on pages 32 to 35.
d. He confirmed that Condition 3 in the list had been included in error and should be omitted. Therefore in total there were 25 agreed conditions.
e. He highlighted Paragraph 8.4 of Enfield’s Licensing Policy, and that stricter conditions may be required in cases where premises are located in a residential area.
2. The statement of Dave Murphy, Licensing Consultant, on behalf of Mr Stelious Zavros, the applicant, including the following points:
a. Mr Zavros was the restaurant owner and designated premises supervisor.
b. Mr Zavros had been running and owning Greek restaurants since 1974 and had held licences for that amount of time, so was a very experienced licensee.
c. Mr Zavros had owned this restaurant for five years. The premises had been derelict for some time and Mr Zavros had invested a considerable amount of money in its refurbishment, and in the flats above, and believed the building now set off that part of Green Lanes.
d. The restaurant had 90 covers and offered table service only for alcoholic drinks. There was no DJ or disco, only Greek music featuring a bouzouki, keyboard and small drum kit, and there was a noise limiter in place.
e. The Police had made no representations in respect of this application.
f. Trading Standards had made representation and requested a number of conditions, which Mr Zavros had fully agreed to.
g. Mr Zavros had always made noise level assessments and had no problem with fulfilling condition 25.
h. No drinks were ever allowed out of the premises and customers could not buy drinks to take out, and notices had already been put in place as required by condition 26.
i. Acknowledging the fact that the representation was from Broomfield Homeowners and Residents Association, the signatory Mr Newton lived a considerable way from the premises and was not known by Mr Zavros.
j. The association did not include a large number of very local residents. The nearest was Mrs Yeung, the Chairperson, who lived 200 yards ... view the full minutes text for item 664.
Application by the Trading Standards Service for a review of the Premises Licence
NOTED that the application had been withdrawn prior to the meeting.