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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Bond as Chair welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
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NOTED there were no declarations of interest.
Application for a new premises licence.
RECEIVED the application made by Mr Ali Ekber Sahin for the premises situated at Coffee Break Express Ltd, 792 Green Lanes, London, N21 2SH for a new Premises Licence.
1. The introductory statement of Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This application was for a new premises licence for Coffee Break Express Limited, by Mr Ali Ekber Sahin.
b. The premises was a coffee shop at the end of a commercial parade, but there were residential roads surrounding it.
c. The application sought opening hours of 6:30am to 11:00pm daily, and alcohol on supplies 11:00am to 10:30pm.
d. Mr Sahin would also be the designated premises supervisor.
e. Interested party IP2 was present at this hearing, and another local resident referred to as IP3 was expected but had not arrived. Both these interested parties were against the grant of the application. Their written representations were included in the report as Annex 2 and 3. The objections were based on all four of the licensing objectives.
f. A written response from the applicant was included in the report as Annex 4.
g. The Police and the Licensing Authority had originally sought representations in respect of modification of conditions. Those conditions sought were subsequently agreed by the applicant and the representations were withdrawn. The agreed conditions were set out in Annex 5.
2. The statement of Mrs Margaret Michael (IP2), including:
a. She had not found out about this application until one day before the consultation was ending, and quickly sent an email to Licensing Team.
b. She did not consider there was any reason for a coffee shop to sell alcohol, or to open until 11:00pm.
c. There were already five pubs in the vicinity, including her own pub On Broadway, and the Three Wishes.
3. Mrs Michael responded to questions as follows:
a. In response to the Chair’s queries regarding her concerns, Mrs Michael advised that the premises had been very successful selling food and coffee, but now suddenly wanted to sell alcohol and to play live music. The Three Wishes pub was already a live music venue every weekend. Coffee Break Express was not even a restaurant, and this application did not seem to fit in with this premises. She had also spoken to people who lived nearer to the premises, including in the new build flats opposite, and they were shocked and appalled at the proposed opening hours and provision of music. If she had been aware of the application earlier she could have brought it to more people’s attention. There did not appear to be much awareness of the application locally. The notice was not in a position where people passed by and could not easily be read as it was blocked by tables and chairs.
b. Ellie Green confirmed that the Licensing Authority were satisfied that the application had been dealt with in accordance with the regulations, including 28 days’ consultation and display of blue notices as required. There was no requirement to ... view the full minutes text for item 622.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 30 May 2018 and Wednesday 6 June 2018.
RECEIVED the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub Committee held on Wednesday 30 May and Wednesday 6 June 2018.
AGREED that the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub Committee held on Wednesday 30 May and Wednesday 6 June 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.