Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 1.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Jane Creer 020 8379 4093 Email: jane.creer@enfield.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

716.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

The committee secretary opened the meeting and asked for nominations of the position of chair.

 

Councillor Levy moved and Councillor Steven seconded the proposal that Councillor Savva be chair for this meeting. 

 

This was agreed.

717.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Councillor Savva as Chair welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting. There were no apologies for absence. 

718.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest. 

719.

THE LINCOLN ARMS, PUBLIC HOUSE, 155 PERCIVAL ROAD, ENFIELD, EN1 1QT (REPORT NO. 69) N.B. APPLICATION NOW WITHDRAWN pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Application for variation of a premises licence.

 

Please be advised that The Lincoln Arms application has now been withdrawn, therefore this will not require a hearing on 12/9/18.

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Minutes:

NOTED that this application had been withdrawn and was therefore not considered at the meeting.

720.

AMBROSIA RESTAURANT, 10 STATION ROAD, WINCHMORE HILL, LONDON, N21 3RB (REPORT NO. 70) pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Application for variation of a premises licence.

 

Please note that as arrangements have already been made, the hearing for this application will still start at 2.30pm.

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Minutes:

RECEIVED the application made by Mr Pirnazar Jorayev for a variation of a premises licence at the premises known as and situated at Ambrosia Restaurant, 10 Station Road, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 3RB.

 

NOTED

 

1.    The introductory statement of Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:

a.    This restaurant was on the edge of a commercial parade in Winchmore Hill on a busy residential road. The premises had been a restaurant since before 2005.

b.    The application sought a modification to conditions, to amend the plan, to amend seasonal variations, and increase licensable times on Sunday to match the rest of the week.

c.    Three representations were received: from the Police, the Licensing Authority, and from a local resident, referred to as IP1. The responsible authorities did not object to the plans or timings, but not all proposed conditions had been agreed. Representations were based on all four licensing objectives. IP1 objected to the application in its entirety. IP1 was not in attendance, but the written representation was set out in Annex 5.

d.    The Licensing Team had received two identical letters in support of the application, but the writers did not confirm these could be included in the report. It was noted that both letters incorrectly stated there would be no increase in licensable activity hours.

e.    The applicant had agreed most of the proposed conditions as set out in Annex 6 version 2. The only proposed conditions not agreed were numbers 1, 2 and 19, and it was recommended to add proposed conditions 22 to 24.

 

2.    The statement of Victor Ktorakis, Trading Standards Service, including:

a.    The Licensing Authority was pleased that the majority of the proposed conditions were agreed, but conditions 1, 2 and 19 were considered appropriate to prevent public nuisance.

b.    A terminal hour no later than 22:00 for use of the outside areas was recommended because this was a residential road with residential properties close by. Allowing people to sit outside until 23:30 could lead to noise disturbance to local residents at a time when ambient noise was lower. A 22:00 cut off time would be more appropriate.

c.    Proposed condition 19 was part of the current licence, but the applicant wished it to be removed. The premises was a restaurant and sale of alcohol was only with table meals. The applicant had offered an alternative condition. The Licensing Authority had concerns that this could lead to the premises trading as a bar rather than a restaurant to 00:30. This would require a change in planning use to trade legally. The Licensing Authority was already concerned that residents could be disturbed and this could be worse if customers were allowed to consume alcohol without food.

d.    The proposed conditions 22 to 24 offered by the applicant did not change the views of the Licensing Authority that alcohol should only be served with a meal, and that the outside area should not be used after 22:00. The offer of having a door supervisor on duty  ...  view the full minutes text for item 720.

721.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 11 July 2018 and Wednesday 8 August 2018.

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Minutes:

RECEIVED the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 11 July 2018 and Wednesday 8 August 2018.

 

AGREED that the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 11 July 2018 and Wednesday 8 August 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.