Agenda and draft minutes

Special Licensing Sub Committee
Thursday, 3rd June, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - MS Teams

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To receive any apologies for absence.


It was noted that Councillor Cawley-Harrison was attending the meeting and not Councillor Ross, as listed on the agenda.




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 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, as set out on pages 1-4 of the agenda. Reference was made to page 26 of the agenda, which detailed an email but not the full representation from the Licensing Authority. The full representation had since been circulated to the Committee and published as supplementary information to the agenda.


Daliah Barrett also referred to the representations received by residents, as detailed at Appendix 3 to the agenda, as there were no residents in attendance at the meeting. It was noted that a meeting had taken place between the Applicants and residents previous to the Committee, which had alleviated a lot of their concerns.


Philip Cone, Licensing Enforcement Officer, introduced his representation as detailed on page 26 of the agenda and the supplementary agenda pack. Mr Cone appreciated that the applicants had agreed to the conditions regarding the outside and smoking area. He recognised that the applicants had previously communicated with the residents and had already started to create a good working relationship with them. He was therefore satisfied that the licence should be granted, subject to the agreement of the additional conditions.


Discussion took place regarding the need for SIA door staff, in response Mr Cone stated that the use of SIA door staff was not necessarily required given the size of the premises and operating hours. It was suggested that given this was an application for a new premises licence, an informative could be added for this to be kept under review by the Licence holder, particularly at peak operating times. The Committee were also satisfied with this approach and felt that operating with SIA door staff could make the premises look like something more than a small restaurant.


Mr and Mrs Chumburidze, Applicants, presented their application, as follows:


·                They would be offering a small restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch, bakery and dinner. Alcohol would be served from 1pm weekdays and 10am on a Saturday and 11am on a Sunday. They had no intention of offering a bar, it would purely be a restaurant, with alcohol provided with food. They would only be offering wine and beer and did not feel that the restaurant would encourage drunken behaviour and excessive drinking.

·                They had previously agreed to the additional conditions proposed by the Licensing Authority regarding the outside and smoking area.

·                They were aware that the premises was located in a residential area and of the concerns raised by local residents.

·                A meeting had been held with residents the previous week to discuss their proposals for the restaurant and had been a good opportunity to alleviate any concerns that local residents had raised. It was noted that a number of thank you messages had been received from local residents following the meeting.

·                There had been some previous miscommunication about the restaurant offer, which had now been addressed.

·                It was felt that the new premises would be beneficial in crime prevention in the area, as the previous operation had attracted a few alcoholics that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.