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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 20 February 2019be confirmed and signed.
3.1 The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and introductions were made. She then invited Mr Bahannack to introduce the application.
3.2 Mr Bahannack said that members were being asked to consider this application for a new premises licence for 10-12 Royal Parade SE3. He outlined the application. Five representations had been received from local residents but none were present at the meeting. Conditions suggested by the Police and licensing officers had been agreed by the applicant.
3.3 Mr Eddie Ertan said that he has owned many properties in Blackheath Village; the first was bought in 1973. He had rented the property to the restaurant ‘Cau’ until the business folded. He expects to run a steak house similar to the ‘Cau’ and he circulated a copy of the proposed menu to members present. He is considering calling it ‘Number 10’
3.4 Mr Ertan said that he only has one business now and wants to provide food for local residents and theatre goers. It will not be run as a club; there will be two families living about the premises and he does not want them to be disturbed by the activities at the restaurant. There will not be loud noise inside or outside the property. Although he has applied for a licence until 1am, he does not expect the premises to be open after 10.30pm on most days.
3.5 Councillor Elliott asked what the maximum capacity of the restaurant will be. Mr Ertan said that it can cater for between 100-130 but he does not expect to cater for more than 80 patrons. He said that the Police have agreed that there can be some dining on the area just outside the shop.
3.6 Councillor Hall referred to the Blackheath Society’s comments. He said that they have concerns about the definition of the term ‘substantial meal’ when alcohol is being sold. This point was raised with the Police who agreed to amend the wording of this condition. He asked whether this had been done. Mr Aslan Ertan said that they have met with the Police and the licensing team. It was agreed that alcohol will only be sold to responsible adults with a substantial meal. A sandwich, for example, would not be a substantial meal.
3.7 Mr Aslan Ertan, Mr Eddie Ertan’s son-in-law then addressed the Committee. He said that it has been agreed with the Police and licensing team, that alcohol will only be served with a substantial meal.
3.8 Mr Ertan gave members a background to the family’s previous businesses in Blackheath village. He said that resident’s main concern is that the premises will be a night club. This will not happen. The restaurant will not change at all. Toilet facilities will be in the basement, otherwise the area will not be for public use. There are 3 other restaurants within 50 metres of the business which have licences until 1.30am and 2am. It will be a family business. ... view the full minutes text for item 71.