Agenda and minutes

Special Licensing Sub Committee
Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 7.00 pm

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To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence. 




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


The Chair explained the procedure for the meeting.




To consider an application for a new premises licence..

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Ms Daliah Barrett, Licensing Team Leader, informed the Sub-Committee that:

·           This was an application for a new premises licence.

·           The application was seeking regulated entertainment, live music and recorded music from 11:00 to 00:00 Sunday to Thursday and 11:00 to 02:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. 

·           The sale of alcohol was sought from 11:00 to 00:00 Sunday to Thursday and 11:00 to 00:00 and 11:00 to 02:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. 

·           The premises would be open Sunday to Thursday 11:00 to 00:30 Sunday to Thursday and 11:00 to 00:00 and 11:00 to 02:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. 

·           Additional seasonal variations were also sought by the applicant and in all cases, licensable activity would cease 30 minutes before the premises closed. The premises proposed to be open until 03:30 on the night of New Year’s Eve. The premises would be open from 11:00 until 02:00 on any Sunday proceeding a bank holiday Monday.

·           Representations had been submitted by the Licensing Authority, Police, residents and ward members.

·           The premises were situated on a parade of retail units. The residential units above the premises which had operated as a café that's old alcohol for many years.

·           The premises later changed into operating as a nightclub and the premises licence holder at the time took over the premises in 2015.

·           The premises was subsequently subject to a review application in 2017 from the Police due to concerns regarding antisocial behaviour and failure to manage issues rising, not cooperating with the Police and not upholding or promoting the licensing objectives.

·           Police had requested that additional conditions be imposed on the licence at the review hearing but the Sub-Committee at the time determined to revoke the licence.

·           The decision to revoke the licence was appealed and the court agreed that the licence should be reinstated, but with a number of conditions imposed on it. There was also a slight reduction in operating hours and premises was not allowed to be operated as a nightclub. Furthermore, after 23:00, alcohol could only be sold with table meals only and any sound coming from the premises should not be audible at the front facade at any time. There would also be no new entry to new patrons after 01:00 on any day.

·           The licence holder then sold the premises to the current premises licence holder in February 2020.

·           Mr Savvas Morgan became the premises licence holder and was also the DPS.

·           The area in which the premises was located was home to a number of licenced premises.

·           There had been significant changes in the area in recent times. The area had three nightclubs, a public house and a late-night kebab premises which had been subject to review applications (apart from the public house).

·           Recently, residents reported incidents of antisocial behaviour in the area. Some of the concerns related to the premises and to other premises in the area.

·           Residents had expressed concerns regarding private carpark area and people congregating in the streets.

·           The licensing authority had communicated with Ms Bianca  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.