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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Bond as Chair welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting.
There were no apologies for absence.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda.
NOTED, there were no declarations of interest.
Application for a new premises licence.
RECEIVED an application for a new premises licence for the premises known as VBO Lounge, Bar and Restaurant, situated at 1-3 Northampton Road, Enfield, EN3 7UL.
1. The introductory statement of Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. The application was for a new premises licence by Vickbenok Limited.
b. The licensing history of the premises as set out in section one of the report.
c. The times that had originally been sought by the application and the amended times following agreement to representations from the Police and Licensing Authority as set out in section 2.4 of the report.
d. Representations had been made by the Licensing Authority and Metropolitan Police to the original application seeking modification in conditions and reduction in hours, which had been agreed by the applicant. Those representations had now been withdrawn.
e. Representations had been made, against the application, by 20 local residents; referred to as IP1 to IP20 in the report (Annex 2 of the report referred). The residents were representing Gilda Avenue and Duck Lees Lane. The grounds of representation were based on all four of the licensing objectives: prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance, public safety and protection of children from harm. In the light of the amended times and conditions, IP10 had since withdrawn their representation.
f. The applicant had provided a response to the objections, set out in Annex 3 of the report. In addition, the Directors of Vickbenok Limited, Victor Ben-Okoh and Carolyn Branson had organised a meeting for local residents to discuss their concerns and respond to issues raised. No residents had attended the meeting.
g. No residents were in attendance at the hearing.
h. The conditions arising from this application were set out in Annex 4 of the report.
2. The statement of Victor Ben-Okoh, Director of Vickbenok Limited (applicant), including:
a. The personal history and experience of Mr Ben-Okoh as referred to in Annex 3 of the report and outlined to Members at the meeting. It was noted that the premises aimed to be a bespoke hybrid venue designed for multi-purpose use.
b. The application, as amended, now being sought, as set out in the report.
3. The questions raised by the Sub-Committee and responses received, including:
a. The Temporary Event Notices (TENs) that had previously been agreed for the premises as detailed in paragraph 1.8 of the report. In response to questions raised, it was noted that there had been no complaints or issues of concern raised in respect of these events.
b. The most recent event had taken place on 5 August 2019. Mr Ben-Okoh reported that he had monitored the noise level from the premises and had found it to be significantly less than the noise caused by the traffic passing by the premises.
c. In response to a question raised, it was confirmed that local residents had been provided with the business telephone number of the applicant.
d. A discussion took place regarding the capacity of the premises. ... view the full minutes text for item 186.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 19 June 2019 and Wednesday 9 July 2019.
RECEIVED, the minutes of the meetings held on 19 June and 9 July 2019.