Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 25th November, 2019 10.30 am

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

Contact: Thomas Downs
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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Councillor Karen Jewitt nominated Councillor Pat Clouder as Chair.

Councillor Margaret Bird seconded the motion.


The Sub-Committee RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Clouder as Chair for the duration of the meeting of the Sub-Committee.


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.



There were none.



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.



There were no items of urgent business.



Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the Application for a Premises Licence at Zen Lounge, 725 Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR8 2PG and the representations received as contained in the report of the Executive Director ‘Place’. The Sub-Committee, have made their decision with reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council Licensing Policy.


The Sub-Committee also considered the verbal representations made at the hearing by the applicant and their representative for the premises licence and the well-articulated oral representatives of the objector, Councillor Simon Hoar.


It has been noted that the Applicant has agreed to amend the times of the application. Also, the Applicant agrees to accept the conditions proposed by the Police and Senior Pollution Enforcement Officer, as set out in Appendix A2 and A3 respectively. 


The Applicant and their representative confirmed that:


1)    The premises will not have nightclub style music, it is a high class restaurant with instrumental music befitting to restaurant and tea room.

2)    Steps have been taken to ensure the smoke is dealt with properly, such as a new kitchen and new ventilation systems.

3)    They will take steps to encourage customers to park in the car park, rather than the road.


Taking this into account, the Sub-Committee have RESOLVED to Grant this application. The conditions mentioned in Appendix A2 and A3 should be included on the Licence. As well as those which are relevant on Section M of the Application Form.



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.”



This was not required.