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Appointment of Chairman


    RESOLVED that Councillor Claire Farrier be appointed as Chairman.


Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)




Licensing Sub-Committee Hearing Procedure pdf icon PDF 77 KB


Report of Trading Standards and Licensing Manager pdf icon PDF 3 MB


Motion to exclude the Press and Public


    RESOLVED - That the parties be excluded from the meeting, together with the press and public, in accordance with regulation 14(2) of the Licencing Act 2003 (Hearings and Regulations) 2005.


Deliberation by the Sub-Committee in Private Session


    The Sub-Committee retired in private session, accompanied by the council’s legal and governance officers, to consider the facts of the application and the measures necessary (if any) to ensure the promotion of the Licencing objectives.


Re-admission of the Press and Public: Announcement of the decision of the Sub-Committee




    This is an application for a new Premises Licence made by John Gillet on behalf of the Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum (hereinafter “the Applicant”) in respect of the new Town Square, located at the end of Brockenhurst Gardens (hereinafter “the Premises”).


    The application is made pursuant to section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003. After negotiations with PC Wilcock of the Metropolitan Police, the Applicant has already agreed conditions to be inserted into the application. Those conditions are set out in the Licensing Officer’s report and for brevity are not repeated here.


    No representations were received from any of the responsible authorities.  There remains for consideration 14 outstanding representations from local residents and one from the Mill Hill Ward Panel. Those representations relate to the licensing objectives of the prevention of public nuisance, the prevention of crime and disorder and the protection of children from harm. The residents make, it is fair to say, very similar representations which are:


    1. They do not believe that it is reasonable to allow late night drinking and music in a predominantly residential area, with many families with young children. The Premises is situated at the end of a residential street, whose residents have already been suffering ongoing problems with noise from previous eventson the same site.

    2.    They are concerned that the Premises will be a source of waste, rubbish, litter and rat infestations, which is already an issue for the residents.

    3.    The sale and consumption of alcohol will increase anti-social behaviour

    4.    There are no public toilets or facilities, residents are concerned that this will result in the service road and other areas within the vicinity of the Premises being used as urinals.

    5.    Playing of music, live or recorded, should be restricted to the same as construction noise.


    A number of individuals were present in the public gallery.  At the beginning of and during the Hearing, the Chair confirmed with these individuals whether they would like to verbally address the Sub-Committee in addition to their written representations. Unfortunately, the residents of Brockenhurst Gardens who had made written representations did not avail themselves of the opportunity to make oral representations to the sub-committee.  The Sub-Committee would have liked the opportunity to ask them more questions about their representations. 


    Mr Roger Tichborne sought to address the Sub-Committee. This request was refused on the basis that he had not submitted a written representation to the Licensing Team within the requisite time frame. He referred to an email that had been submitted on 28th May, but this was not circulated to the parties as the Chair of the Sub-Committee considered that it had been submitted too late, and it did not contain any new information. 


    Mr Marshall Hoffman, Chairman of the Mill Hill Ward Panel, did attend the Sub-Committee and made oral representations.  At the beginning of his submissions, he produced a bundle of documents detailing serious allegations in respect of an individual who was not party to the application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


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