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Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence.
RECEIVED the application made by Shopoint situated at 6-8 The Green, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1AY for a variation of a premises licence.
1. The introductory statement of Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. The application was for a variation of a Premises Licence by Mr Barbaros Yener (applicant and licence holder) for the premises situated at Shopoint, 6-8 The Green, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1AY. This was located in a mainly residential area with some commercial properties including three pubs with premises licences, as detailed in the report.
b. The application had been amended and now sought licensing hours from 07:00 to 00:00 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and, on Sundays preceding a Bank Holiday Monday. No change in hours were being sought from Sunday to Thursday (with exception of the specific Sundays as detailed above).
c. Representations had been made, against the application, by 17 local residents, as set out in Annex 4 of the report. All of the residents lived in the Winchmore Hill ward, and in one of the following roads: The Green, Wilson Street, Hoodcote Gardens, Hoppers Road and Broad Walk.
d. Councillor Maria Alexandrou, the Ward Councillor would be representing some of the residents at the hearing.
e. The Metropolitan Police had made representation, namely seeking modification to conditions. The applicant had agreed those conditions and subsequently this representation had been withdrawn.
f. The conditions sought by the Licensing Authority had now been agreed by the applicant (Annex 5 of the report referred).
2. The introductory statement of the applicant’s representative Mr. H.Ertas, including:
a. The variation to the premises licence being sought had been amended to an extension in hours from 11.00pm to 01:00am on Fridays and Saturdays only and Sundays preceding a Bank Holiday Monday.
b. The applicant was aware of the problems that had been experienced in the past by local residents when the premises had been under the management of Costcutter, as detailed in the written representations received.
c. The premises were now under new management. It was felt that the variation sought was reasonable and necessary to ensure that the business remained profitable. The premises needed to increase its revenue to meet rising costs.
d. That the applicant had agreed all conditions requested by the responsible authorities.
e. The objections that had been received were noted but it was stated that these related to the previous premises and not the current management/applicant and had taken place some time ago. The applicant was not aware of any current issues in the area. It was felt that some of the objections were exaggerated.
f. The view of the applicant that there was a demand from residents for the premises to be open beyond the current 11.00pm. There were no other local shop premises for the sale of alcohol open later than this in the local vicinity.
3. In response, questions and points of clarification were raised, including:
a. It was confirmed that all conditions sought from ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 17 April 2019.
This item was deferred for consideration at a future meeting of the Sub-Committee