Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

UPMINSTER TAP ROOM, Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 17th December, 2018 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Victoria Freeman - 01708 4330862  Email: victoria.freeman@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APPLICATION TO VARY A PREMISES LICENCE - UPMINSTER TAP ROOM, 1b Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3DT pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PREMISES

Upminster Taproom

1b Sunnyside Gardens

Upminster

RM14 3DT

 

APPLICANT

Mr Robert Knowles

 

Details of Application

 

Variation applied for:

 

Late Night Refreshment & Supply of alcohol

Day

Start

Finish

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

11:00

00:00

Saturday

11:00

00:00

Sunday

 

 

 

Non-standard timings:

 

Day

Start

Finish

Christmas Eve

11:00

00:30

Boxing Day

11:00

00:30

New Years Eve

11:00

00:30

Easter Thursday

11:00

00:30

Good Friday

11:00

00:30

Easter Monday

11:00

00:30

Bank Holiday Sundays

11:00

00:30

All Saints Day

11:00

00:30

St Georges Day

11:00

00:30

St Patricks Day

11:00

00:30

 

The applicant acted in accordance with regulations 25 and 26 of The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 relating to the advertising of the application.  The required public notice wasinstalled in the 16 November 2018 edition of the Romford Recorder.

 

1.  Details of Representations

 

There were 0 representations against the application from interested persons.

 

There was 1 representation against the application from a responsible authority, namely Havering’s Planning Authority.

The representation from the planning authority related to the prevention of

public nuisance objective.

 

There was no representative from the planning department present at the

hearing.

 

An assessment by the planning services had previously been undertaken under a planning application.  Upon review of all material considerations in terms of the use of the property, it was deemed necessary and expedient to restrict the use of the property to prevent a public nuisance.  The use had subsequently been conditioned so that ‘the use hereby permitted shall not be open to customers outside the following times: 11:00 - 23:00’.  The Planning Team had not received any application to vary this condition. 

 

The licence application proposed a use that exceeded the restrictions that had been placed on the use by the planning department; and the use proposed did not have lawful planning status and the application therefore did not accord with Licensing Policy 6.

 

4.  Applicants Response

 

Mrs Knowles presented the application on behalf of Mr Knowles.  Mrs Knowles advised that the application had been amended to reduce the hours for selling alcohol to a more moderate level as detailed in the report of the Licensing Officer.  Mrs Knowles explained that the premises had been operating since January 2016 as a licensed premises and provided a community hub for local customers. 

 

Mrs Knowles further explained that due to unforeseeable circumstances, an application to remove a planning condition had been delayed and that it was the intention of the applicant to submit a planning application in the near future.  The applicant confirmed that they were aware that an application would need to be approved to remove the planning restrictions that had been placed on the use by the planning department, in order for the premises to operate under any amended extended hours in accordance with Licensing Policy 6.

 

Decision

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee was satisfied by the representations of Mrs Knowles and the steps offered within the operating schedule that granting of the variation to the existing license would not affect  ...  view the full decision text for item 1.

Minutes:

PREMISES

Upminster Taproom

1b Sunnyside Gardens

Upminster

RM14 3DT

 

APPLICANT

Mr Robert Knowles

 

Details of Application

 

Variation applied for:

 

Late Night Refreshment & Supply of alcohol

Day

Start

Finish

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

11:00

00:00

Saturday

11:00

00:00

Sunday

 

 

 

Non-standard timings:

 

Day

Start

Finish

Christmas Eve

11:00

00:30

Boxing Day

11:00

00:30

New Years Eve

11:00

00:30

Easter Thursday

11:00

00:30

Good Friday

11:00

00:30

Easter Monday

11:00

00:30

Bank Holiday Sundays

11:00

00:30

All Saints Day

11:00

00:30

St Georges Day

11:00

00:30

St Patricks Day

11:00

00:30

 

The applicant acted in accordance with regulations 25 and 26 of The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 relating to the advertising of the application.  The required public notice wasinstalled in the 16 November 2018 edition of the Romford Recorder.

 

1.  Details of Representations

 

There were 0 representations against the application from interested persons.

 

There was 1 representation against the application from a responsible authority, namely Havering’s Planning Authority.

The representation from the planning authority related to the prevention of

public nuisance objective.

 

There was no representative from the planning department present at the

hearing.

 

An assessment by the planning services had previously been undertaken under a planning application.  Upon review of all material considerations in terms of the use of the property, it was deemed necessary and expedient to restrict the use of the property to prevent a public nuisance.  The use had subsequently been conditioned so that ‘the use hereby permitted shall not be open to customers outside the following times: 11:00 - 23:00’.  The Planning Team had not received any application to vary this condition. 

 

The licence application proposed a use that exceeded the restrictions that had been placed on the use by the planning department; and the use proposed did not have lawful planning status and the application therefore did not accord with Licensing Policy 6.

 

4.  Applicants Response

 

Mrs Knowles presented the application on behalf of Mr Knowles.  Mrs Knowles advised that the application had been amended to reduce the hours for selling alcohol to a more moderate level as detailed in the report of the Licensing Officer.  Mrs Knowles explained that the premises had been operating since January 2016 as a licensed premises and provided a community hub for local customers. 

 

Mrs Knowles further explained that due to unforeseeable circumstances, an application to remove a planning condition had been delayed and that it was the intention of the applicant to submit a planning application in the near future.  The applicant confirmed that they were aware that an application would need to be approved to remove the planning restrictions that had been placed on the use by the planning department, in order for the premises to operate under any amended extended hours in accordance with Licensing Policy 6.

 

Decision

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee was satisfied by the representations of Mrs Knowles and the steps offered within the operating schedule that granting of the variation to the existing license would not affect  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.