Agenda and minutes

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (B)
Thursday 4 February 2016 10.30 am

Venue: Board Room 5 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Joe Kwateng, Democratic Services Officer  (020) 8937 1354; Email: joe.kwateng@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of personal and prejudicial interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant financial or other interest in the items on this agenda.

Minutes:

None.

2.

Application by Mr Ahmed Mumtaz for a new premises licence to supply alcohol and remain open from 00:00hrs to 00:00hrs Monday to Sunday at Metro Supermarket (72 Craven Park Road NW10 4AE), pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003. pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Applicant

Robert Jordan                       Agent

Applicant                               Ahmed Mumtaz

 

In noting the absence of the residents, members decided to proceed in their absence as the hearing had been postponed previously to accommodate their representative.  The Sub-Committee were informed that the applicant had agreed to all the conditions requested by the Police.

 

Decision:

That the application by Mr Ahmed Mumtaz for a new premises licence to supply alcohol and remain open from 00:00hrs to 00:00hrs Monday to Sunday at Metro Supermarket (72 Craven Park Road NW10 4AE), pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 be granted but subject to the agreed conditions (as set out elsewhere below).

 

The full record of the Sub-Committee’s decision and the reasons are as set out in the decision letter, set out below.

 

The application

The Sub-Committee has given careful consideration to an application by Mumtaz Ahmed, under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the grant of a premises licence relating to Metro Supermarket, 72 Craven Park Road NW10 4AE.

Mr Ahmed’s original application sought permission to supply alcohol for consumption off the premises 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.

 

The application received an objection from a local resident who lives on Craven Park Road, known only as ‘Ali’, complaining about night time disturbance which he attributed to the premises already licenced to sell alcohol in the area for consumption off the premises. According to the objection, another off-licence would “cause more trouble and disturbance in the area”.

As for the representation by the police, this was withdrawn in advance of the hearing as the applicant had agreed to limit the scope of the application and vary the premises’ operating schedule by agreeing a number of additional conditions (which during the course of our discussion we refined and amended and are set out in full below).

 

Most significantly, the operating hours were reduced as follows:

Licensable Activities and opening hours

 

Days

Hours

Alcohol

Sundays - Thursdays

08.00 – 00.00

Alcohol

Fridays & Saturdays

08.00 – 01.00

Opening hours

Sundays - Thursdays

06.00 – 00.00

Opening hours

Fridays & Saturdays

06.00 – 01.00

 

Mr Ahmed attended the hearing in support of his application and was represented by his agent, Mr Robert Jordan.

 

The objector, Ali, did not attend the hearing but he emailed the council the day before stating that he was on holiday until 6 March and asked for the hearing to be adjourned. Mr Jordan objected to the adjournment on the grounds that the hearing had already been adjourned on one occasion. At the last hearing, neither the applicant nor the objector attended the hearing but the applicant was represented by Mr Jordan.

 

Having deliberated, we decided, in all the circumstances, to proceed with the hearing because a further adjournment would not be in the public interest or acceptable. The interests of the objector have to be weighed against the interests of the applicant in ensuring that his application is determined within a reasonable timescale and without incurring further delay and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Application by Ground Round Limited for a new premises licence to provide regulated entertainment and the supply alcohol from: 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs Monday to Sunday and provide late night refreshment from 23:00hrs to 00:00hrs Monday to Sunday and to remain open from 09:30hrs to 00:30hrs Monday to Sunday at Burger Fi (Unit 17, Building 1, Wembley Central Square, High Road, HA9 7AJ), pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003. pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

The Sub-Committee decided to adjourn the hearing to 2 March 2016 following a request by the applicant to which the Police had agreed.

4.

Application by the Metropolitan Police for the review of a premises licence held by Mr Nadarajah Sivapalan for the premises known as Sidneys Off Licence, (216 Ealing Road, Wembley HA0 4QG) pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing act 2003. pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

The Sub-Committee decided to adjourn the hearing to 2 March 2016 following a request by the Police.