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Minutes pdf icon PDF 58 KB


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Zhulin Hidden Village, 2nd Floor 100-104 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 5JH. pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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1.    Zhulin Hidden Village, 2nd Floor, 10-104 Lewisham High Street, SE13 5JH has applied for the grant of a new Premises Licence (“the Premises”).


2.    The application was for the grant of a premises licence to allow for the retail sale of alcohol Fridays to Sundays from 08:00-04:00 and for the provision of live music, recorded music and late night refreshments Fridays to Sundays from 23:00 to 04:00 hours, The application also requested seasonal variations for New Year’s Eve into New Year Day, the Thursday before Good Friday running into Good Friday, Christmas Eve running into Christmas Day and Christmas Day running into Boxing Day.


3.    Relevant representations were received from the Licensing Authority and the Police Licensing Authority and from 11 local residents including a local business on the grounds that granting the application would not meet the objective of upholding three of licensing objectives – public nuisance, the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety. 


4.    The Licensing Authority and Police withdrew their representations following agreement with the applicant to accept conditions on the Premises Licence if granted by the committee.


5.    The Licensing Committee held a hearing on 8 May 2024 to consider the application.  A solicitor spoke on behalf of the Applicant.  Two residents and a local business operator attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.



6.    In making its decision the Committee has considered all of the papers contained in the report pack together with the submissions and evidence presented by all parties at the hearing.  The committee has also taken into account the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy and the Home Office’s Statutory Guidance.


7.    The Committee’s decision is to grant the application subject to the conditions agreed with the Licensing Authority and Police, attached as Appendix A which include revised terminal hours of 03:00 hours on Fridays and Saturdays and 01:00 hours on Sundays. In addition a terminal hour of 03:00 hours for days which precede a bank holiday.  Its reasons are as follows:


a.    The Committee noted that the Applicant had agreed the conditions with the Licensing Authority and Police and the Committee has determined that the additional conditions recommended by the Licensing Authority support the promotion of the licensing objectives and address a number of the representations made by the local residents, in particular:


                                          i.    They reduce the number of events the Premises can hold to one day each week and only for ticketed or invite only events;

                                         ii.    The terminal hour is reduced from 04:00 hours to 03:00 hours on Fridays and Saturdays and 01:00 hours on Sundays, except for the days preceding a Bank Holiday where the terminal hour will be 03:00 hours

                                        iii.    A Personal Licence Holder to be on duty at all times that the premises sells alcohol – this is not a legal requirement.

                                        iv.    The use of SIA approved door staff.

                                         v.    A dispersal policy which will be agreed with the Licensing Authority and Police


b.    The Committee was  ...  view the full decision text for item 3.