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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Levy as Chair welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting, noting that although the objector was not present at the hearing their objections were set out in the agenda pack and would be given as much weight as if they were present.
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NOTED there were no declarations of interest.
Application for a new premises licence.
RECEIVED the application made by CTCA (Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations) for a new Premises Licence situated at Enfield Playing Fields, Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, EN1 3SD.
1. The introductory statement of Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This application was for a time limited new premises licence and was made by CTCA (Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations) in respect of Enfield Playing Fields on Sunday 17 June 2018.
b. A maximum capacity of 10,000 at any one time was specified.
c. The hours open to the public applied for were 11:00 to 20:00.
d. The application did not seek any sale of alcohol.
e. Enfield Playing Fields has an existing licence in place permitting some activities and up to 23:00 daily. Due to the large numbers attending, it was considered best practice for a time limited licence to be in place separately.
f. There was one objection, from a local resident, against grant. The written objection, and subsequent correspondence, was set out in Annex 2 of the report. The objection was based on all four of the licensing objectives. The written applicant response was set out in Annex 3.
g. The CTCA have worked with LB Enfield in respect of the event.
h. The Licensing Authority initially made representations in respect of the application seeking modification of a condition. That condition had been agreed by the applicant and so the objection was withdrawn. The Licensing Authority had not objected to the times or activities.
i. The Metropolitan Police had no objections.
j. Unfortunately, the local resident who made representation, IP1, was unable to attend this hearing, but assurance was given that written representations carried as much weight as attendance in person.
k. Also in attendance at this hearing were Jessica Hudsley from the event management, and three representatives of CTCA.
2. The statement of Jessica Hudsley, Production Manager, including:
a. She had provided a thorough response to concerns raised.
b. From reading the objections, if there had been no security measures or event planning, those would be valid concerns. The event planning and processes she had been through showed that those concerns had been taken account of and dealt with.
c. She was happy to respond to Members’ questions.
3. Jessica Hudsley and the CTCA representatives responded to questions, including:
a. Councillor Pite asked about numbers expected, their arrival, and dispersal after the event, with particular emphasis on the potential for traffic congestion at the Carterhatch Lane / Donkey Lane junction. It was advised that a further meeting with officers had taken place yesterday, and there were extensive traffic management system plans. IP1 had referred to use of Donkey Lane as the main entrance and exit to the festival, but that would not be the case because of congestion issues. The traffic management plan was to use Donkey Lane as a vehicle ingress route, and that vehicles would leave by Sketty Road. There was the potential to use Donkey Lane as a double lane road into ... view the full minutes text for item 592.