Agenda and draft minutes

Adjourned to 7pm on 27 July 2021, Special Licensing Sub Committee
Friday, 2nd July, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - MS Teams

Contact: Fiona Rae, Principal Committee Co-ordinator  3541 Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence.


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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 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.

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Daliah Barrett, Licensing Officer, introduced the report which presented an application for a new premises licence for 365-369 Green Lanes, London, N4. It was explained that the application requested a licence for late night refreshment from 2300 to 0200 hours on Friday-Saturday and for the sale of alcohol on the premises from 1100 to 2300 hours on Sunday-Thursday and 1100 to 0200 hours on Friday-Saturday, with public access from 0600 to 2330 hours on Sunday-Thursday and 0600 to 0230 hours on Friday-Saturday.


The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had submitted further communications to confirm the following amendments to the application:


·         The sale of alcohol and provision of late night refreshment was now requested to cease at 2330 hours with the premises closing at 0000 hours on every day of the week.

·         No regulated entertainment in the form of amplified music would be provided after 2300 hours in the garden area.


It was noted that the premises were situated on a terrace of shops with residential accommodation above and to the rear. It was explained that the premises were designed to be a restaurant on the ground floor and on a mezzanine floor; there would also be an external area.


The Licensing Officer noted that part of the premises had previously operated as a business called ‘Rakkas’ which, following a review, had its premises licence revoked. It was commented that the premises licence holder at the time had been Mr Ali Ozbek and it was noted that he was still named as the rate payer at the premises. It was stated that the agent of the current applicant had submitted confirmation that Mr Ali Ozbek had no involvement in this application.


It was noted that the applicant had offered to have no music played in the external area at the premises and had explained that alcohol sales would only be available through waiting service to the customers’ tables.


The Licensing Officer reported that representations had been received from Environmental Health, the Licensing Authority, the Police, Planning, and three other persons, including Councillor Zena Brabazon, and these were set out in full in the report. It was explained that the representations from other persons related to concerns about links to the previous operation, a lack of clarity in relation to the external area, and the potential for noise. It was noted that, following the agreement of conditions with the applicant, the representation from the Police had been withdrawn.


It was also noted that the relevant laws and guidance were listed in the report. 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.


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