Agenda and minutes

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Appointment of Chairman


    RESOLVED that Councillor Linda Freedman 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 for the meeting.


New Premises License - Noir Ltd - 1302 High Road, London, N20 9HJ pdf icon PDF 2 MB


    The Sub-Committee considered an application for a new premises license for Noir Ltd – 1302 High Road, London, N20 9HJ.


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 the Regulation 14(2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings and Regulations 2005).


Deliberation by the Sub-Committee in Private Session


    This is an application for a premises licence made pursuant to section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in relation to Noir, 1302 High Road, London, N20 9HJ (hereinafter referred to as “the Premises”).


    The licensable activity applied for is the provision of late night refreshment. The licensable hours applied for were Sunday to Thursday from 23:00 until 02:00 the following day and Friday and Saturday from 23:00 until 03:00 the following day, with the Premises closing at the same time.


    However, following consultation with the Police, the Applicant had agreed to reduce the hours sought for the licensable activity to the following:

    Sunday to Thursday from 23:00 until 00:30 the following day; and,

    Friday and Saturday from 23:00 until 01:30.


    The Premises are to close 30 minutes after the licensable activity ceases.


    The Applicant had also agreed conditions with the Police in respect of the provision of CCTV and the maintaining of an incident log at the Premises.


    The Premises does not currently have a licence.


    The Sub-Committee heard from Mr Wood on behalf of the Applicant. Mr Wood explained that the Premises would be operating as an Indian restaurant and serve modern Indian cuisine. He elaborated that this generally involved having lots of smaller plates of different food, and was not dissimilar to tapas. Mr Wood said the Premises was aiming to be at the higher end of the market and attract a more up-market clientele. Mr Wood said that the Premises would neither be selling alcohol, nor would customers be permitted to bring their own alcohol. Mr Wood said that the current plan was that there would be no shisha smoking at the Premises.


    When asked by the Sub-Committee, Mr Wood conceded that the original hours applied for were probably misjudged. He explained that the Covid 19 pandemic had made it difficult to assess trends and know what the demand was likely to be for the Premises. Mr Wood also explained that having long opening hours made it easier to control numbers in the Premises and maintain anti-covid measures.


    Mr Wood said that in terms of community engagement, another restaurant he ran in the Midlands had a WhatsApp group that both local residents and management of the restaurant were members of. Complaints could be raised directly using that group. He said it would be possible to run something similar for the Premises, but that he would need to see what was feasible in the area. Mr Wood said that there would be signs on exit asking customers to be quiet and hostesses would do the same.


    The Sub-Committee asked Mr Wood about the bar shown on the plan. Mr Wood replied that it is to be a dry bar and would only serve non-alcoholic drinks. Mr Wood also confirmed that there would be no takeaway food sold by the Premises. Mr Wood said that it was hoped that the majority of tables would be pre-booked and customers would be encouraged to book in order to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


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


    The public were re-admitted to the meeting. The Chairman announced the decision of the Sub-Committee and notified the applicant that a formal written decision would be provided to them within 5 working days.


Any other Item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent