Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee
Monday, 6th September, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - MS Teams

Contact: Philip Slawther, Principal Committee Co-ordinator  2957 Email: philip.slawther2@haringey.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

8.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method.  Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on.  By entering the ‘meeting room’, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

Minutes:

Noted

9.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

None

10.

URGENT BUSINESS

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 7 below).

Minutes:

There were no items of Urgent Business

11.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

 

Minutes:

None

12.

SUMMARY OF PROCEDURE

The Chair will explain the procedure that the Committee will follow for the hearing considered under the Licensing Act 2003.

Minutes:

Noted

13.

APPLICATION FOR A REVIEW OF A PREMISES LICENCE AT GINDUNGO, 2A QUEENS PARADE, BOUNDS GREEN ROAD, LONDON, N11 pdf icon PDF 338 KB

To consider an application for a review of a premises licence.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Daliah Barrett, Licensing Officer, introduced a report which detailed the application and accompanying submissions for a review of the premises licence, as set out in the agenda pack.

 

The premises had operated as a wine bar under a Premises Licence for years

but had received a number of complaints from nearby residents who were

adversely affected by noise nuisance. It is also alleged that the venue had

operated beyond its permitted hours thereby giving rise to further complaints

of noise and disturbance. Council records showed that there were 28 complaints received during 2019. A warning letter was served in 2019 and again on 21st May 2021.

 

The Committee was directed to page 43 of the pack, which showed a photograph of tickets for an event at the premises on 20th July 2021 which was advertised as taking place until 5am. The Licensing Officer advised the Committee that no Temporary Event Notice (TEN) was issued for this date and consequently the went significantly beyond its permitted closing time of midnight. A further application for a TEN was made on 15th August during the course of this review process, which was refused following objections by the Police and the Noise Officer.

 

The Committee queried the opening hours of the premises as per the license which were 12:00-23:00 on weekdays and 12:00-00:00 on weekends, against the original planning conditions on the hours of operation for the property which were 09:00-23:00. The Licensing Officer commented that any breach of the planning conditions was a separate consideration. Following a subsequent consultation with the duty planning officer, it was confirmed that the hours of operation set out in the planning conditions were 09:00-23:00. However, the Committee should concern itself with the hours of operation set out in the Premises Licence.

 

In response to a question, the Committee was advised that an application for a TEN was available to anyone, including existing licence holders who wanted to put on an event that went on for later than their permitted hours of operation. In objecting to a TEN application, only the Police and Noise Officer were able to submit objections, this was not something the public could do.

 

The applicants, Ms S Raithatha & Ms P Raithatha, presented their evidence to the Committee as set out in the agenda pack. In summary, the applicants advised the Committee that they, along with their elderly parents had suffered years of nuisance emanating from the premises, which involved multiple different owners of the business going back over a period of more than ten years. The applicants set out that their home was located above the premises, and they were unduly impacted by excessive noise levels and associated ASB, such as public urination, smoking, arguments and people congregating outside the premises at unsociable hours. It was commented that these incidents went on until very late during the weekends and that this resulted in the family not being able to sleep.  The applicants suggested that the premises went beyond its permitted hours  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

NEW ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

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

Minutes:

N/A