Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 10th January, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Woodside Room - George Meehan House, 294 High Road, N22 8JZ. View directions

Contact: Nazyer Choudhury, Principal Committee Co-ordinator  3321 Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence was received from Councillors Yvonne Say, Emily Arkell, Lester Buxton.




The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business. (Late items will be considered under the agenda item where they appear. New items will be dealt with under item 8  below).


There were no items of urgent business.




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During item 7 Cllr Ibrahim and Cllr da Costa  declared  interests  as members of the APTL (Alexandra Palace Trading Limited) and members of Alexandra Palace and Park Board referring to  Appendix 1  which included £976 for  the exhibition fees and related to Alexandra Palace only. The Legal representative confirmed that these were  personal interests.





To consider any requests received in accordance with Part 4, Section B, paragraph 29 of the Council’s constitution.




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i)  To confirm and sign the minutes of the Licensing Committee meeting held on 13 January 2022 as a correct record.


ii) To note the Licensing Sub-Committee and Special Licensing Sub-Committee decisions from January 2022

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1.    To confirm and sign the minutes of the Licensing Committee meeting held

on 13 January 2022 as a correct record.


2.    To note the Licensing Sub-Committee and Special Licensing Sub Committee decisions from January 2022.




To consider the review of the fees and charges for 2023/24

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Daliah Barret, Licensing Team Leader presented the report of fees and charges 2023-2024 Licences, setting out the following:


-       An RPI increase of 10% for the discretionary fees, was proposed for 2023/4. The  traditional street traders will see an increase in their monthly invoices, so the increase is spread over the year. If the increase is approved the Massage and Special treatment type operators will be provided with sufficient notice of the increase in time for their renewal of licenses in September 2023.


-       Benchmarking had been carried out on Street Trading, Animal Activities,

Haringey costs remain comparative to other boroughs. Other boroughs have chartered markets for which they are able to have various charging rates and a regular income.


-       The Licensing Service has put in place a reduced fee for ‘pop up markets’ in particular the Regeneration inspired market at Tottenham Green East. The subsidy allows for three options for temporary street trading licences to be applied for:


o          a one-day trading fee of £33,

o          a three-day trading fee of £44 and

o          a new yearly fee at £150.00, for market events run April to March, this is based on a once-a-month market event, a total of 12 days per calendar year.


-       The proposed fees will also apply to the community led market events in Myddleton Road, St James Square and any one-off market taking place across the borough.


-       The street trading fees were set under the London Local Authorities Act 1990  were set quite differently borough to borough. Haringey had set the fees to ensure the council can provide a cost neutral service including the compliance aspect of the workload.


-       The Pavement licence process under the Business and Planning Act 2020 offered a streamlined quick and cheaper option for businesses to apply for external seating areas. The Act came into effect in August 2020 and Haringey has imposed the maximum application fee of £100 per application. These permits lasted until September 2023. The general effect of this had been a reduction in licensing fee income. The £100 application fee for a Pavement licence did not cover the cost of administering and compliance of the licence requirement in this regard. The Government was making this provision permanent, but this is currently going through Parliament.


-       With regards to street trading there was a requirement in legislation to place a public notice in newspaper for 28 days after licensing committee decision and the Licensing officer would advise the committee if there was any issues raised  on this decision.


In response to questions, the Committee noted that:


-       Fruit and burger stalls were licensed differently; traditional traders have a different charging scheme.  This was set out within  the document and included what they pay annual fee.


-       Holcombe market was a not a market and was deemed a retail unit. If  the food and vegetable  provision had expanded across the pathway and was  encroaching it  should be considered by  Enforcements officers. The Licensing team leader would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.



To consider any items of urgent business as identified at item 3.