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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Committee held on 12, 19, and 25 March and 11 June 2014 be confirmed and signed.



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161 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QJ pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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All Interested Parties



Licensing Committee 18 June 2014 – 161 Kirkdale London SE26 4QJ

In the matter of the application for a new a Premises Licence the Committee has considered the relevant representations made.


The Committee has made the following determination:


With a view to ensuring the promotion of the licensing objectives, in accordance with the provisions of the statutory guidance and the principles of our licensing policy, the application for a new premises licence  was GRANTED subject to the following additional conditions;


  1. The bench for the use of three customers, situated to the front of the premises, to be removed at 2100 hours daily.   

2.  No glass to be taken outside the premises by customers



In coming to a determination the Committee considered the following matters;


1.    The Committee considered the representations made by the Applicant.  It considered the conditions proposed which included a seating service only within the premises, on off-sales of single bottles of beer, lager or cider and staff training.


2. The Committee considered the representations made by residents,    about noise that the premises could generate, when customers left the    premises and also by customers   congregating outside the premises    which could cause nuisance to the residents of the flats.


3. The Committee considered that outside seating would only be   provided for three people and would be removed daily at 2100 hours.

Glass would not be allowed outside the premises. The committee also    considered the character of the proposed use and  that the premises    would not be open late.




The Committee considered that having regard to all the submissions made, it was appropriate to grant the application with additional  conditions because it considered that it  would promote the licensing objectives of prevention of public nuisance and prevention of crime and disorder.




3.1      The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and introductions were made. She then invited the Principal Licensing Officer to speak.


Principal Licensing Officer


3.2      The Principal Licensing Officer said that this was an application for the sale of alcohol for 161 Kirkdale. It did not have a trade name. The application was for the supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises Monday to Saturday 08:00 to midnight and Sunday 09:00 to 23:00 and the provision of late night refreshment Monday to Saturday 23:00 to midnight. The application was also for a seasonal variation until 01:00 on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The Principal Licensing Officer drew members’ attention to the operating schedule in the report; she said that page 21 had a line through it because the applicant was not applying for a licence to play music; only background recorded music would be played as this is not licensable. Three letters of objection had been received from local residents but representations had not been received from responsible authorities. She then outlined the process for the evening.




3.3      Ms Lester said that she had produced an update to her application that had been emailed to all members of the Committee. She did not have anything further to add but said that she would answer any questions.


3.4      Councillor Johnston – Franklin asked Ms Lester whether she still expected to have seating for six members of the public outside the premises. Ms Lester said that this had been the original intention but following discussions with local residents she only intended to have a bench for a maximum of three people outside and would be brought in by 9pm.


3.5      Ms Shanahan said that in the supplementary document, there was a reference to the bench being brought in earlier than 9pm in the winter. She asked what time that would be. Ms Lester said that she would take a view from her customers on the night. The Principal Licensing Officer said that the timing should be more specific. Ms Lester said that she would bring the bench in by 9pm throughout the year. At the request of the Chair, the Principal Licensing Officer read out the conditions that would be attached to the licence, as summarised in the report.




3.6      Mr Taylor said that he lives in the top flat above 161 Kirkdale. He said that although residents were concerned about additional noise that the premises could cause, they were also concerned about patrons’ smoking. Residents had experienced smoke coming in to their flats when the shop was used temporarily and smoke wafted up into their flats. The front door to the flats and the premises are located side by side, and all noise and smell will affect residents.


3.7      Mr Taylor said that that when he bought the flat, the estate agent assured them that the premises would not be granted a late night licence. If he had known that a premises  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


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