Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10.30 am

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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 Michael Neal seconded the motion.


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



Apologies for Absence


There were none.


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 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 Procedures for Licensing Sub-Committee Hearings pdf icon PDF 138 KB

This Report provides background to the request that the Chair of the Licensing Sub-Committee exercise delegated authority set out in Annex 1 to Part 5F of the Constitution to agree a change to the current Licensing Sub-Committee procedure to take account of remote hearings.

Additional documents:


The Licensing Manager introduced and summarised the report, which contained changes to the protocol for Licensing Sub-Committees in of light of the Coronavirus Act 2020.


The Chair AGREED the recommendations contained in the report.



Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Additional documents:


The recording of this item can be viewed by clicking on the link here.


Following the item being heard the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision is as follows:


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the application for a Premises Licence at 53 Stoat’s Nest Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2JJ along with the representations and additional information received, as contained in the report and supplementary agendas of the Executive Director ‘Place’.


After considering the information received along with hearing from the Applicant and Other Persons at the meeting, the Sub-Committee having reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”), the statutory guidance issued under S.182 of the Act and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, RESOLVED to GRANT the premises licence application.


The application has been granted with the following amendments, as the Sub-Committee were satisfied that the Licensing Objectives would not be undermined;


i)                 Amendments to the application/conditions, as agreed by the applicant


·         Condition 9 within the ‘Proposed Conditions’ on page 57 of the agenda is amended to read ‘No in-person sales will be made and no members of the public shall be permitted to enter the premises to purchase alcohol. All purchases will be by delivery only.’


ii)               Additional condition, as agreed by the applicant


·          ‘Only Vermouth shall be sold or supplied from the premises.’



Reasons for the decision;


The Sub-Committee, took into account the following reasons, when making their decision:


1.           The additional information provided by the Applicant assisted the Sub-Committee in clarifying any misconception as to actual nature of the application, proposed activity and the level activity that was intended


2.           It was noted that the Police had withdrawn their representation, following discussions and agreed conditions with the applicant


3.           The concerns raised by the Other Persons as to the title deeds and restrictive covenants were not relevant factors that the Sub-Committee could consider within the remit of the licensing regime, as their decision making is confined to the licensing objectives. It was felt that this issue was, if anything, a planning matter, which was explained is a separate regulatory process.


4.           In relation to the concerns raised as to possibility of public nuisance, in terms of smells and/or any odours from the production of the Vermouth or any safety concerns arising from the public safety objective, the Sub-Committee noted that the Other Persons were previously unaware of any Vermouth being produced at the premises before the application, even though the applicant had confirmed that he had been making it for his own purposes for some considerable time before the application was submitted. The level of proposed production and the quantity that was to be sold was also noted with regards to the extent of any possible negative impact on either of the licensing objectives, which surrounded the central issue as to the licensing of alcohol sales.


5.           The remaining concerns raised that could be considered as impacting on the licensing objectives, relating to possible Crime from the front and rear of the premises, CCTV and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 65/20


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.