Agenda and draft minutes

Special Licensing Sub Committee
Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 7.00 pm, NEW

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Contact: Emma Perry, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

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Apologies for Absence


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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.



Application for a New Application of a Premises Licence at Taco Bell, 1 & 2 Gladstone House, High Road, Wood Green, London N15 pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Additional documents:


Daliah Barrett, Licensing Officer, introduced the report, as set out on pages 1-4 of the agenda. Ms Barrett stated that the representations received from the Police and Licensing Authority had since been withdrawn and representations remained from residents. Ms Barrett also referred to the information submitted surrounding the crime profile of the area and confirmed that this related to Noel Park ward as a whole.


The applicant had submitted a number of additional conditions to help address concerns raised, which had been previously circulated to all parties, as follows:


1.          Litter bins shall be available for customers use outside the premises at all times the premises are trading, these bins shall be emptied at regular intervals throughout every trading day.


2.          The licence holder will undertake litter picks in the area surrounding the premises including Gladstone Avenue and within the store’s outside seating area. The litter picks will take place 3 times per day and a log will be kept recording the time of each litter pick and the initials of the litter picker.


3.          During the hours of operation of the premises, the licence holder shall ensure sufficient measures are in place to remove and prevent business waste arising or accumulating in the area immediately outside the premises (except at allocated collection times agreed with the Waste Management provider).


4.          Members of the public will be prevented from accessing hot food preparation areas to prevent risk of scald or burns.


5.          The toilets will be available to customers at all times the premises is open to the public.


6.          The licence holder will ensure patrons use the external area in a manner which does not cause disturbance to nearby residents and businesses in the vicinity. Patrons will not use such areas after 23.00 hrs.


7.          Notices shall be prominently displayed at any area used for smoking requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and use the area quietly.


It was noted that the applicants had invited residents to a mediation meeting the previous week to discuss the application and try to address the concerns raised.


Reference was made to page 20 of the agenda and the non-standard timings and it was questioned whether at the start of British Summer Time (BST) the terminal hour for all licensable activities would be extended by one hour, beyond 3am. It was confirmed that the terminal hour would be extended for the duration of BST, however this would remain at 3am.

In response to a question regarding other nearby late night establishments, Ms Barrett stated that each application was considered on its own merits. She added that there were a couple of nearby Turkish restaurants that had a licence until 5am and the McDonalds at the Hollywood Green location had a licence for late night refreshment between 11pm – 5am.


In response to a question asking whether there were any planning or licensing designations in the location, it was confirmed that there were none to be considered in the local area.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.