Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 9.30 am

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

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

Items
No. Item

1108.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Councillor Savva as Chair welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting.

1109.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

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

 

Minutes:

NOTED there were no declarations of interest.

1110.

THE OCCASIONAL HALF, 66 - 77 GREEN LANES, LONDON, N13 4TD (Report No. 226) pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Application for variation of a Premises Licence.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECEIVED the application made by Stonegate Pub Company Limited for the premises situated at The Occasional Half, 66 – 77 Green Lanes, London, N13 4TD for a Variation of a Premises Licence (LN/200502147).

 

NOTED

 

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

a.    The application was for a variation of a premises licence by Stonegate Pub Company Limited for The Occasional Half, 66-77 Green Lanes, N13.

b.    The premises was in a mixed commercial parade on a busy road, with residential properties in surrounding streets and above commercial premises.

c.    The pub had been operating since before 2005.

d.    The application sought an extension to hours to 01:00 for alcohol sales on Friday and Saturday with 01:30 closing: this would be a one hour extension on two days per week only. The amendments to non-standard timings were set out on page 3 of the officers’ report.

e.    There were three representations against the application by other persons who were local residents, marked as IP1 to IP3 in Annex 4 of the report. The representations were based on the licensing objectives of prevention of crime and disorder, and the prevention of public nuisance, and objected to the application in its entirety.

f.     Councillor Georgiou was the Bowes ward councillor speaking on behalf of the objectors at the hearing.

g.    There were no representations from the responsible authorities.

h.    No modifications to the conditions of the licence were sought. Therefore the conditions were as existing and set out in Annex 2.

i.      Three representatives of the applicant were in attendance: Andy Grimsey (solicitor, Poppleston Allen), Susan Smyth (General Manager and DPS), and Tim Greaves (Area Manager, Stonegate Pub Company).

j.      Equal consideration must be given to written representations as to oral representations at the hearing.

 

2.    The statement of Councillor Achilleas Georgiou, Bowes Ward Councillor, including:

a.    The officers’ report should read Councillor Achilleas Georgiou, rather than Alessandro Georgiou.

b.    Residents, particularly those living in Kelvin Avenue, had been affected by anti-social behaviour in Green Lanes, though not necessarily from The Occasional Half’s customers, and many would say that The Occasional Half had been a good neighbour. They believed that where there was anti-social behaviour currently, the opening of the pub for extended hours on Friday and Saturday would only add to the misery of residents’ experience.

c.    The vicinity was already noisy on Friday and Saturday and anti-social behaviour occurred. The alleyway from Kelvin Avenue, behind The Occasional Half was where a lot of undesirable things went on, and the Police had to be called to that in the past.

d.    Ward councillors had argued for alleygating, and got gates installed. Unfortunately, some of the users (from premises with keys) were not good at locking the gate and the alleyway was left open, which attracted anti-social behaviour and affected the residents from no. 2 Kelvin Avenue upwards. It made the area unsafe. Young women had been accosted there in the past.

e.    Residents were also concerned along Green  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1110.

1111.

BROADWICK VENUES LTD, MERIDIAN WATER, UNIT 4-6B ORBITAL BUSINESS PARK, & LAND TO THE SOUTH OF UNITS 4-6B, ORBITAL BUSINESS PARK, 5 ARGON ROAD, EDMONTON, N18 3BW (Report No. 227) pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Application for a new Premises Licence.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECEIVED the application made by Broadwick Venues Limited for the premises situated at Meridian Water, Unit 4-6B Orbital Business Park, & Land to the south of Units 4-6B, Orbital Business Park, 5 Argon Road, Edmonton, London, N18 3BW for a New Premises Licence.

 

NOTED

 

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

a.    The application was for a new premises licence, made by Broadwick Venues Ltd, for Meridian Water, Unit 4-6B Orbital Business Park, and Land to the south of Units 4-6B Orbital Business Park, 5 Argon Road, Edmonton, N18 3BW and had been referred to as the ‘Festival Application’.

b.    The application sought a maximum capacity of 22,261.

c.    The application sought the premises licence to be unlimited, but restricted to the Field Day Festival which was two consecutive event days only.

d.    This year’s Field Day Festival was proposed for Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June 2019. The hours sought for regulated entertainment and alcohol on sales were set out in paragraph 2.7.4 of the officers’ report.

e.    Initially, eight representations were received from responsible authorities and other persons, including the Metropolitan Police Service (IP2) whose representations were set out in Annex 7 and in further submissions dated 3 May 2019 and circulated to all parties.

f.     London Fire Brigade (IP4) made representation, set out in Annex 8. Tony Byford was introduced as Inspecting Officer, London Fire Brigade and advised that documents had been received last week and the information reviewed, and that London Fire Brigade was content to withdraw its representation.

g.    For Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd (IP3), its original representation was set out in Annex 10, and additional representation in Annex 20 in the agenda supplement dated 1 May 2019. Three maps had also been circulated on 7 May 2019 showing the location of the premises and of the football ground.

h.    The applicant attended Enfield’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) in preparation for the application being made. An overview report from Esther Hughes, SAG Chair, was set out in Annex 6. SAG had initially made representation, but this had been amended. Esther Hughes was introduced and advised that representation had been made in respect of outstanding documents, but the information had been provided. The SAG supported the London Fire Brigade. The representation was therefore withdrawn.

i.      Representations had been received from three local residents (IP1, IP5 and IP8) and were set out in Annex 9, Annex 11 and Annex 14. None of the residents were able to attend the hearing, but the sub committee should give equal weight to written as to oral representations.

j.      Notification was received yesterday that the representation made by London Borough of Haringey Licensing Authority (IP7) was withdrawn.

k.    Annexes 15 to 19 contained supporting information. The Annex on page 225/6 should be labelled Annex 15.

l.      Further submissions received yesterday, circulated to all parties, and published as supplements dated 7 May 2019 included a plan, and a revised list of conditions, and the current situation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1111.

1112.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

Minutes:

RECEIVED the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

 

AGREED the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 13 March 2019 as a correct record.