Agenda and draft minutes

Special Licensing Sub Committee
Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 2.00 pm, NEW

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Emma Perry, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

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The Chair advised that the meeting would be live streamed on the Council’s website.



Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Urgent Business

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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There were no declarations of interest.


Review of a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003, Atakan Supermarkets, 315-321 West Green Road, N15 pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Additional documents:


Before Daliah Barrett, Licensing Officer, introduced the report, Mr Mahir Kilic, Applicant’s Representative, requested that the public and press be excluded from the hearing as he suggested that some substantial allegations made by the Police had not been publicly made available and not backed up by evidence. In response, Khumo Matthews, Legal Officer, stated that it was a meeting held in public and that it was purely the role of the Committee to consider the application for a review of the application.


Daliah Barrett stated that this request had not been made in advance of the meeting. Ms Barrett informed the Committee that the Council had not carried out the transfer of the Designated Premises Supervisor to Atakan Kartal and therefore he was not the current interim premises licence holder. An application had since been submitted for the transfer of the licence to Atakan Kartal which had received objections from the Police. This matter would subsequently come to committee in due course. 


Following the request from Mr Kilic, the Chair stated that the papers for the meeting had been published and due notice given, therefore the meeting would continue in public. It was also confirmed that the additional materials submitted by the Police had been published on the Council’s website as supplementary material to the agenda.


Daliah Barrett, Licensing Officer, introduced the report, as set out on pages 1-4 of the agenda.


In response to a question from Mr Kilic regarding the sale of nitrous oxide canisters, it was confirmed that it was not illegal to sell them however the illegal activity related to the way that they were intended to be used as an illegal high.


PC Mitcham, Police, referred to their representation, as set out in the supplementary pack to the agenda. 


In response to a question regarding the intelligence search, as detailed in the Police representation, which stated that on 8 September 2020 an area of the premises was in fact used as a cannabis farm, PC Mitcham confirmed that this had not been observed on that date.


In response, Mr Kilic also referred to the Police representation from the 8 September 2020 and the suggested use of part of the premises used as a cannabis farm and expressed concern that this information could mislead the public as there was no material evidence to back up the allegation. PC Mitcham stated that the information had been taken from indices when the premises had been searched and was not based on material evidence.


In response to a request for clarification from the Committee regarding an incident on the 26 June 2020 where a female had allegedly purchased nitrous oxide and used it in her car with a balloon outside the premises, PC stated that a call had been made to the Police from a member of the public and it had been responded to appropriately.


Michael Squire, Trading Standards, outlined his representation, as set out on pages 10-13 of the agenda pack. The representation related to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.