Local democracy and decision making
Unit 2, 2nd Avenue, Brixton Village, SW9 8PR (Coldharbour Ward)
Decision maker: Licensing Sub-Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Presentation by the Head of Environmental Health
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance – and to Sections 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11 of the Statement of Licensing Policy as ones particularly relevant to this application. The options available to the Sub Committee were set out in paragraph 5.9 of the report on page 4.
He referred to the fact that the original application had been amended and was now for the following:
Supply of Alcohol (for consumption on the premises only)
Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 00:00
Late Night Refreshment
Monday - Sunday 23:00 - 00:00
As a result of the amendment one of the representations had been withdrawn.
Maps and photographs of the premises were circulated.
Presentation by the Applicant
TanapolSrinimitra, applicant, accompanied by Bobby Holder, informed the Sub Committee that:
- They had amended the application to meet the objections made by the Interested Parties.
- The café had 40 seats inside and outside.
- At present the market closed at 10.00 pm but as it was possible that in the future opening hours would be extended the solicitor had advised that the application be up to midnight so that a variation would not need to be sought when that happened.
In response to questions from members it was confirmed:
- Planters would be installed in the area outside the café in the summer.
- Alcohol would not be served in this area as it would be a smoking area where snacks may be consumed.
- The premises were not accessible when the market was closed as it was private property and there were gates installed.
- There was no intention to install speakers outside the premises.
- Background music would be played but it was intended that it would be soft, so as to create an ambience so that people could have a conversation.
- The ethos was that it would be a place where one could have a good meal with soft music in the background.
- At present the market was open until 10.00 pm Mondays to Saturdays and from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Sundays. It was envisaged that the area would comprise small businesses.
- Granville Arcade had been rebranded as Brixton Village.
Officers confirmed that there had been a number of premises applications in the area.
Presentation by Interested Parties
No interested parties were present.
Adjournment and Decision
At 7.20 pm the Sub Committee withdrew from the meeting together with the legal advisor and clerk to deliberate in private.
The Sub-Committee had heard representations from the applicant and his representative and the written representation from the Carlton Mansions Housing Cooperative.
Legal advice was given to the Sub Committee on the options open to them and the need for any decision to be proportionate. The Sub-Committee decided to grant the licence for the following reasons:
- The amendment of the licence agreed by the applicant met the concerns of the representations made.
RESOLVED: To grant the licence as amended by the applicant.
Announcement of Decision
Members returned to the meeting and the Chair informed those present of the decision to grant the licence and provided reasons for the decision as outlined above. The Sub Committee had considered all the options available to them but ultimately felt that the applicant met the concerns which had been raised, whilst being proportionate. The Chair confirmed that written notification of the decision would be sent in due course.
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Date of decision: 22/02/2011
Decided at meeting: 22/02/2011 - Licensing Sub-Committee