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Appointment of Chairman


    RESOLVED that Councillor John Marshal be appointed as Chairman.


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




Licensing Sub-Committee Hearing Procedure pdf icon PDF 87 KB


    The Chairman explained the procedure that would be followed at the meeting.



Report of the Trading Standards and Licensing Manager pdf icon PDF 8 MB

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    The Committee considered an application to review a premises licence for new Premises Licence – Papa John’s, 152A East End Road.


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 Licensing Act 2003. (Hearings and Regulations 2005).


Deliberation by the Sub-Committee in Private Session


    The Sub-Committee deliberated in private session, accompanied by the Officer from HB Public Law and the Governance Officer.


Re-admission of the Press and Public


    The Chairman noted that the Licencing Sub-Committee had made a decision and this would be made available to all parties within 5 working days.   It was further noted that the decision would be published on the Council’s website. 


    The Chairman gave thanks to everyone that had attended the meeting.


Decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee


    Decision on application for new Premises Licence – Papa John’s, 152A East End Road


    This is an application for a new Premises Licence made under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in relation to Papa John’s Pizza, 152A East End Road, London, N2 0RY (“the Premises”). The application was made by Raheel Choudhary as director of PJ East London Limited (“the Applicant”).


    The Premises are currently open until 23:00 Monday to Sunday. The application is for a new Premises Licence for the provision of late-night refreshment until 00:00 on Sunday to Thursday and until 01:30 on Friday and Saturday, and for non-standard hours ending at 03:00 on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


    The application


    1.      Following receipt of the application, the Licensing team received six representations from members of the public objecting to the application. The Licensing team subsequently received a statement from Mr Harris Sarwar (Area Manager for the Applicant) on behalf of the Applicant in response to these representations.


    2.      These six written representations objecting to the application were all from local residents. The representations were published with the agenda and so are not repeated in detail here. In summary they raised the following issues:


    ·       Customers hang around the Premises, and around the side or back of adjacent flats, at night, often drunk. The noise of these customers (talking loudly and in some cases playing loud music from their cars) disturbs nearby residents, including children, and prevents them from sleeping. Granting the application would mean this continued even later into the night.

    ·       Staff talk with each other loudly outside the front and back of the shop, again disturbing residents at night.

    ·       There is loud noise from the engines of delivery drivers’ vehicles.

    ·       There is loud noise from lorries during deliveries made late at night after the Premises have closed. The Premises’ alarm also sometimes goes off during these deliveries and the delivery workers do not know how to turn it off.

    ·       There is loud noise from the shutters when the Premises close at night.

    ·       There is loud noise from the Premises’ extractor fan while the shop is open.

    ·       Drunk customers vomit and urinate in these areas, including in the vicinity of the flats.

    ·       Rubbish is left in the vicinity of the Premises and the flats and is not collected by staff. This is a nuisance and also attracts rodents.


    3.      Mr Sarwar’s written statement responded to these issues and proposed steps that the Applicant could take to address some of them. The statement was published and circulated to the objectors in advance of the hearing; the objectors confirmed at the start of the hearing that they had had the opportunity to read the statement.


    4.      Councillor Claire Farrier, as Councillor for the ward where the Premises are situated (East Finchley), submitted a written statement objecting to the application in advance of the hearing. Although received in time, in error it was not published or circulated before the hearing. However, as it was very short, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


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