Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Thursday, 24th January, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Kieran Pantry-Melsom
020 8726 6000 x63922  Email: kieran.pantry-melsom@croydon.gov.uk

Items
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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 December as an accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 19 December 2018 were approved as a true and accurate record of the decisions taken.

 

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Minutes of the Last Sub-Committee Meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve as an accurate record the minutes of the meeting of the

Licensing Sub-Committee since the last Licensing Committee:

 

§  20 December 2018

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 December 2018 were approved as a true and accurate record of the decisions taken.

 

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Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

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Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

 

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interests.

 

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Application for Street Designation Orders - London Local Authorities Act 1990 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the application to designate a section of public highway outside 17 Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 0JB

(Appendix B).

 

The Licensing Manager introduced the item, explaining the process of designation for street trading, applying for street trading licences and the details of the application before the Committee. The Committee was informed that the application had been sent to responsible authorities and advertised in the local press; no representations had been received.

 

The section of highway in question was Croydon Council maintained.

 

The Applicant was present and informed the Committee that the tables and chairs would be brought out every morning and packed away inside the shop every night.

 

In response to questions from the Committee it was confirmed by the Licensing Manager that the site was not within the saturation area for street trading.

 

The Committee RESOLVED:

 

1. To designate 17 Central Parade, New Addington for the purposes of street trading.

2. To grant a street trading licence to the Applicant.

 

 

The Committee considered the application to designate a section of public highway outside 210A Selhurst Road, South Norwood, SE25 6XU (Appendix C).

 

The Licensing Manager introduced the item, explaining the process of designation for street trading, applying for street trading licences and the details of the application before the Committee. The Committee was informed that the application had been sent to responsible authorities and advertised in the local press; no representations had been received.

 

The section of highway in question was Croydon Council maintained.

 

The Applicant was present and provided further comment on the application.

 

In response to questions from the Committee it was clarified by the applicant that external food providers would only provide or sell the food within the licensed area as food was prepared off site; also safety glass was used for drinking on match days.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, it was confirmed by the Licensing Manager that the applicant would need to communicate with the caterers and the food team, as they would need to know where the food was being cooked and how it was being transported.

 

 

The Committee RESOLVED:

 

1. To designate 210A Selhurst Road, South Norwood for the purposes of street trading.

2. To grant a street trading licence to the Applicant.

 

 

The Committee considered the application to a street trading licence for 208-210 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2NF (Appendix D).

 

The Licensing Manager introduced the item, explaining the process of designation for street trading, applying for street trading licences and the details of the application before the Committee. The Committee was informed that the application had been sent to responsible authorities and advertised in the local press; no representations had been received.

 

The section of highway in question was Croydon Council maintained.

 

The applicant had sent their apologies and was not able to be present to provide any comment on the application.

 

In response to questions from the Committee it was clarified by the Licensing Manager that there would be a request  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5/19

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Sex Establishment Licensing Fee Setting - Schedule 3 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received the attached report from the Executive Director - Place and the item was introduced by the Licensing Manager. The Committee was informed that there was no application to consider, the matter for consideration was the fee structure as stated in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

Sex establishment licensing fees should cover the reasonable costs to the authority of providing the service. The fees should not cover the costs of external matters such as enforcement against unlicensed traders. The fee structure proposed was based on an hourly ‘on costed’ rate for officers involved in the process. It was a reflection of the amount of time certain tasks would take and that had been required for previous applications. The fees had on this occasion been slightly reduced. Costs for sex establishment licenses were the same regardless of what type of establishment was being applied for; all follow the same process.


The Chair invited Members’ questions on the report and presentation.

 

The legal advisor for the Committee advised that the statutory requirement was for the local authority to set a "reasonable" fee; benchmarking against other authorities was not a legal requirement.


Councillor Clouder proposed, and Councillor Neal seconded, that the Committee adopt the fees set out in Appendix 1 of the attached report for the grant, renewal or transfer of a sex establishment licence; and also to delegate authority to the Director of Public Realm to undertake reviews and fee settings under the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Local Government (miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

 

The motion was put to the vote and was carried with eight Members voting in favour of the motion. One Member abstained their vote.


The Committee RESOLVED to agree the recommendations of the report and the setting of licence fees under the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

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Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

 

Minutes:

This was not required.