Agenda and draft minutes

Special Licensing Sub Committee
Thursday, 28th October, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - MS Teams

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It being a special meeting of the Sub Committee, under Part Four, Section B, Paragraph 17, of the Council’s Constitution, no other business shall be considered at the meeting.


It was noted that, it being a special meeting of the Sub-Committee, under Part Four, Section B, Paragraph 17 of the Council’s Constitution, no other business would be considered at the meeting.



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The Committee will first hear from the Licensing Officer.  After that, the objectors will present their case and the Committee and applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions. Then, the applicant will present their application and the Committee and objectors will have the opportunity to ask questions. 


All parties will then have the opportunity to sum up, and then the meeting will conclude to allow the Committee to deliberate and reach a decision. This decision will then be provided in writing within five working days of this meeting.


The Chair provided a summary of the procedure for the meeting.



To consider an application for a new premises licence.

Additional documents:


Daliah Barrett, Licensing Officer, introduced the report which presented an application for a new premises licence for Alp Café, 42A-44 Park Road, London, N8. It was explained that the application requested a licence for the following licensable activities and some verbal amendments were made to the report (shown in underlined text):


Supply of Alcohol

Monday to Sunday  1000 to 2230 hours


Off-sale with food delivery until 2300 hours


Supply of alcohol ON and OFF the premises.


Hours open to Public:

Monday to Sunday  0700 to 2300 hours


It was stated that representations had been received from one Responsible Authority, the Licensing Authority, and a number of other persons; these were set out in full in the report.


It was explained that the premises were situated along Park Road and shared a rear courtyard with residential properties. It was noted that the use of the premises as a café was lawful, and Planning had advised there were no conditioned hours at the address. It was commented that access to the first floor flats was through the rear courtyard and that there was no other access. The Land Registry confirmed that it was a shared courtyard and so it was not considered to be acceptable to have anyone other than staff in the rear courtyard.


The Licensing Officer highlighted that two plans were included in the agenda pack. It was explained that the plan on page 23 was the original submission and that the plan on page 27 was the revised plan which the applicant had amended following the consideration of representations made during the consultation period. It was noted that the applicant had considered the representations and had confirmed that the unit at the rear would now be changed from a toilet to a storage area.


It was noted that the representation submitted by the Responsible Authority related to the toilet at the rear of the premises and the rear access, which had now been addressed by the applicant. This representation had also raised concerns that the process for undertaking deliveries was unclear and the applicant had clarified that deliveries would be undertaken by third party operators using the Park Road entrance.


The Licensing Officer noted that the representations from residents raised concerns including the use of the rear of the property, noise, and potential safety issues. The representations also related to off sales and online delivery matters, idling vehicles, and the possibility of increased noise and activity in a residential area.


It was explained that the Committee could grant the licence subject to mandatory and other conditions, exclude from the scope of the licence any of the licensable activities to which the licence related, refuse to specify a person in the licence as the premises supervisor, or reject the application. It was added that the licensing authority’s determination of the application was subject to a 21 day appeal period.


In response to questions, the following responses were provided:

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