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Appointment of Chairman


    RESOLVED that Councillor John Hart 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 the Trading Standards and Licensing Manager pdf icon PDF 8 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


    Decision Notice

    This is an application for a new premises licence made under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in relation to Burnt Oak Off Licence, 140 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware HA8 0BB (the “Premises”) by Mr Nakularasan Sinnadurai (the “Applicant”).


    The application seeks to allow:


    1. The supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises only for the following hours:

    Monday to Saturday 08:00hrs – 23:00hrs

    Sunday                     10:00hrs -22:30hrs


    1. To allow the premises to remain open to the Public for the following hours:

    Monday – Saturday 08:00hrs – 23:00hrs

    Sunday                     10:00hrs – 22:30hrs



    The Licensing team received one valid representation from a member of the public. In addition to this, representations were received from PC Declan O’Sullivan and PC Vicky Wilcock, both of the Metropolitan Police. The representations relate to the licensing objectives of Prevention of Public Nuisance, Public Safety and Prevention of Crime and Disorder.


    Representation made by the resident includes the following:


    (1)  That the premises will be a source of disturbances to local residents. It may result in an increase in noise and nuisance level in the area;

    (2)  The grant of the Licence may compromise the Licensing Objective of Public Safety. It may encourage drunken and disorderly behaviour in the area and may lead to an increase in crime rate.

    (3)  That the Premises and Barnfield Road fall within an area which is covered by the Public Spaces Protection Order. Drinking in this area is therefore prohibited.


    Representations made by the Metropolitan Police are similar and include the following:


    (1)  The grant of the licence may restore historical problems relevant to the Licensing Act, which had reduced considerably within the vicinity of Burnt Oak Broadway and Watling Avenue HA8 following the revocation of two Premises Licences, one of which was in respect of this Premises.

    (2)  The grant of the Licence may lead to an increase in criminal and disorderly behaviour in the area and render ineffective the many hours of pro-active enforcement work carried out by the Metropolitan Police to ensure that the Licensing Objectives are not compromised. 

    (3)  The Sub-Committee did not take into consideration representations from the Metropolitan Police regarding the number of off-licences in the area because Barnet does not yet operate a cumulative impact policy.


    The Sub-Committee heard from Mariesa Connolly on behalf of the local authority’s Licensing team who presented the licensing report. The Sub-Committee also heard from PC Kirby, PC Wilcox and PC Smith who raised objections to the application.


    The Applicant attended in person together with a representative and Counsel who presented his case.


    The Sub-Committee considered all oral and written representations as well as relevant statutory legislation, the statutory guidance and Barnet’s Licensing policy.


    The Sub-Committee must also consider whether the Premises would cause a nuisance in the area either by the conduct of its customers or by noise and whether the Licensing Objectives of Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety and Prevention of Public Nuisance might be compromised.


    The Sub-Committee considered steps proposed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


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