Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee
Tuesday 1st May 2012 2.00 p.m.
Venue: Council Chamber, Newham Town Hall, East Ham, E6 2RP. View directions
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Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
The following were present at the hearing:
Members of the Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee was asked to consider and determine an application for a new premises licence for:
E7 Food Centre, 7 Upton Lane, E7 9PA
andany valid representations that had been made.
Mr John Chislett presented the report and advised the Sub-Committee that an application for a new premises licence had been received by the Licensing Authority on 7 March 2012 for:
Supply of alcohol (off the premises)
Monday to Sunday 0800 hours to 2300 hours
Premises opening and closing times
Monday to Sunday 24 hours per day.
Mr Chislett outlined the representations that had been received in respect of the application and the premises history, and confirmed that the premises were located within in a Cumulative Impact Zone.
Mr Aylott informed the Sub-Committee that the applicant had tabled additional proposed conditions to the licence and asked Mr Chislett to confirm that these conditions were the same as those applied to other premises in the Cumulative Impact Zone. Mr Chislett confirmed that the proposed conditions were similar to those at other premises with the CIZ
Mr George McDougal, on behalf of the Council’s Trading Standards team, outlined the team’s representations in respect of the application. Mr McDougal noted that, since the submission of those representations, he had received confirmation that the previous owners of the premises would have no involvement in the operation of the premises.
Mr Muhammad Islam, on behalf of the Council’s Noise and Nuisance team, outlined the team’s representations in respect of the application. Members asked whether the team had received complaints from local residents about antisocial behaviour, to which Mr Islam said that the team had not received any direct complaints but that such complaints had been made through other Council departments. Mr Aylott asked whether there was any evidence that such complaints were directly linked to the premises. Mr Islam said that the key consideration was that there were existing problems in the area.
PC Sanjit Padda, on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, outlined the Police representations in respect of the application, and proposed a further set of conditions that would assuage Police concerns regarding the application. Further to this, PSCO Sulieman Qureshi read out a witness statement that formed part of the Police representations. He confirmed that in addition to street drinking there were problems with prostitution in the area, particularly along the Romford Rd. Mr Aylott said that the applicant did not query whether the representations formed an accurate history of the premises, but that this was ... view the full minutes text for item 2.