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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman


RESOLVED that Councillor Mearing-Smith 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.


Report of Trading Standards & Licensing Manager - Nazar Food & Wine 46 Cricklewood Lane, London NW2 1HD pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The Sub-Committee considered an application for a licence made under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003.


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).


Prior to exclusion, parties were notified that the decision of the Sub-Committee would be announced within 5 working days.


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




TO GRANT THE PREMISES LICENCE (with the inclusion of the conditions agreed with the Police and that no single cans or bottles of beer or cider shall be sold at the premises)


Hours for Licensable Activities:



08:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs


08:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs


08:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs


08:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs


08:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs


08:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs


08:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs




The Sub-Committee has considered an application for the grant of a new premises licence under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003.


The Sub-Committee carefully considered all the relevant information including:


  • Written and oral representations by all the parties;
  • The Licensing Act 2003 and the steps that are appropriate to promote the licensing objectives;
  • The Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003;
  • The Council’s Licensing Policy; and
  • Human Rights Act 1998.


The Sub-Committee hearing was held in person.


In making its decision, the Sub-Committee carefully considered the application and all written representations, as set out within the report and the verbal representations made at the hearing by the Applicant/agent. None of the local businesses who made representations attended, but their written representations were considered by the Sub-Committee.


The Sub-Committee heard from the Licensing Officer who presented his report. The Application was submitted on 25th February 2022 for a new premises licence. The licensable activity applied for is the sale of retail of alcohol – off premises only. The licensable hours applied for were Monday to Sunday from 08:00 hours to 01:00 hours. The Premises are located in a residential area with other commercial premises. The Premises are currently unlicensed.


Prior to the Sub-Committee hearing, the Applicant and the Police were in communication, however no licensing conditions were agreed. The Licensing Team received three valid representations from two local businesses, and the Police. The main areas of concern raised by the objectors related to crime and disorder and public nuisance.


The Sub-Committee heard from the Applicant and his agent. The Applicant advised the Sub-Committee that he is in the process of acquiring the lease for the Premises and has a business partner who will be investing funds into business where they plan to renovate the Premises as the area is being regenerated. The Applicant advised that the investment would be beneficial to the local community. The Applicant reviewed the objections made by local residents and believed that the issues surrounding the previous licence holder related to communication issues with local residents, various Council departments and the Police. He was unaware of the issues surrounding the Premises and the previous license holder. On 18th April 2022, the Applicant met with the Police to discuss possible license conditions however they were not agreed. The Applicant has managed other Premises, and he has not experienced any nuisance issues there. He hopes that the same will be the case at these Premises. The applicant is a Designated Premises Supervisor, he  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


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