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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman


    RESOLVED that Councillor John Hart be appointed Chairman for this Licensing Sub-Committee meeting.


Absence of Members (If any)




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




Licensing Sub-Committee Hearing Procedure pdf icon PDF 230 KB


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


King Street Food Wine, 42 Church Lane, London, N2 8DT - New Premise License pdf icon PDF 2 MB


    The Sub-Committee considered an application for a new premises licence for King Street Food and Wine, 42 Church Lane, London N2 8DT(the “Premises”). 



Additional information submitted (if any)


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: Announcement of the decision of the Sub-Committee


    This is an application for a licence made under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in relation to King Street Food and Wine, 42 Church Lane, London N2 8DT (the “Premises”). 


    The application is for the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises during the hours of 08:00 to 23:00 hours, Monday to Sunday and for the Premises to be open to the public between 07:00 to 23:00 Monday to Sunday.


    The Premises are not currently licensed and the Sub-Committee notes that the licence application includes a plan of the Premises, shown at page 36 of the Report.  This shows that the Premises and the licenced area of the same only includes the internal area and not any outside area.


    Following discussions between the Applicant and the Metropolitan Police the Applicant has agreed to include additional conditions in his application, which are set out in Annex 2 to the Report. 


    No representations were received from any of the responsible authorities, but four objections have been received from people living within close proximity to the Premises.  The objections raised legitimate concerns regarding all four of the licensing objectives. 


    Given the current COVID 19 pandemic, the licensing Sub-Committee was held by way of a virtual Teams Meeting.   Representations were made by the Applicant, his representative Mr Ziya Maton, the Licensing Officer and two objectors.  At the outset of the hearing, the Licensing Officer highlighted an error in his report, namely the proposed operating hours. Mr Cudjoe confirmed the correct operating hours are as stated above and not as per his report.


    Common concerns for the objectors were namely the need for another off-licence, the opening hours, deliveries to the Premises from large vehicles which will cause issues with traffic and the impact on the local community. 


    In response to the concern regarding deliveries, the Applicant stated that delivery times will take place at convenient times for the residents, i.e. during a quiet time such as between 12-1pm when traffic is generally quiet on the road.  He stated that deliveries will not take place before the shop opens or after it is closed and will take place a maximum of two to three times per week. Furthermore, he advised that deliveries will be via a van or car and not large lorries.


    Concerns were raised regarding the impact on the local community.   The Applicant stated that patrons from the pub, who appear drunk, will not be able to come into the Premises and purchase alcohol.  He advised that the safety of his customers and local residents is his upmost priority. In recognition of this there will be appropriate signage informing customers to leave quietly and respect local residents and CCTV cameras are located in front of the shop.


    It is noted that there was an issue regarding the email address printed on the blue public notice. This was identified and rectified. Consequently, a further 28-day consultation period was granted to ensure that members of the public were given the opportunity  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


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