Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

MED SHISH, Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Richard Cursons - 01708 432430  Email: richard.cursons@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APPLICATION TO VARY A PREMISES LICENCE - MED SHISH, 151 SOUTH STREET, ROMFORD, RM1 1PL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The application for a variation to a premises licence is made by Mr Muttalib Batkitar under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003. 

Decision:

 

Licensing Act 2003

Notice of Decision

 

 

PREMISES

Med Shish

151 South Street

Romford

RM1 1PL

 

 

APPLICANT

Mr Muttalib Batkitar

 

 

1.     Details of Application

 

Current premises licence hours:

 

Late night refreshment

Day

Start

Finish

Monday

23:00

02:00

Tuesday

23:00

02:00

Wednesday

23:00

02:00

Thursday

23:00

02:00

Friday

23:00

02:00

Saturday

23:00

02:00

Sunday

23:00

02:00

 

 

      Variation applied for:

 

Late night refreshment hours extension

Day

Start

Finish

 

 

 

Friday

23:00

04:00

Saturday

23:00

04:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 was installed in the 26 October 2018 edition of the Romford Recorder.

 

2.     Details of Representations

 

There were 0 representations against the application from interested persons.

 

There were 2 representations against the application from responsible authorities, namely The Licensing Authority and the Metropolitan Police

 

 

Details of representations

 

Valid representations may only address the following licensing objectives:

 

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm
  • Public safety

 

The representation from the Licensing Authority related to all four of the licensing objectives.

 

The premises were situated within the Romford Town Centre Cumulative Impact Zone.

 

In summary the application had declined to provide any rebuttal further to cumulative impact whilst the proposed conditions appeared ill equipped to successfully address the promotion of all four licensing objectives.

 

The Licensing Authority’s representative advised that he had twice tried to contact the applicant’s agent but had received no response. The authority’s representative also advised that there were concerns with the quality of the application as there appeared to be a number of erroneous statements contained within the application.

 

The representative from the Metropolitan Police advised that the police wished to object under the Crime & Disorder and Public Nuisance objectives.

 

The venue was situated in the middle of a busy transport hub only a short distance from numerous licensed venues. The clientele that would be attending the venue in the early hours of the morning would be people that were heavily intoxicated and unpredictable. In the past the venue had been the cause of large scale disorder and anti-social behaviour. Due to the size of the venue it could become over crowded very quickly and with only one or two door supervisors it would not be policed in a safe manner and the fear was that this would lead to confrontation inside and outside the venue.

 

The police strongly believed that the any extension in premises’ hours would have a direct result in an increase of Anti-Social Behaviour and violent crime at the location and in the nearby area.

 

The Police at this time did not have confidence that the venue will run efficiently in accordance with the requested licence conditions.

3.     Applicant’s response.

 

Prior to the hearing the applicant’s representative had submitted a statement concerning Cumulative Impact.

 

A copy of which is appended to this decision notice.

 

In summary the statement dealt  ...  view the full decision text for item 1.

Minutes:

PREMISES

Med Shish

151 South Street

Romford

RM1 1PL

 

 

APPLICANT

Mr Muttalib Batkitar

 

 

1.     Details of Application

 

Current premises licence hours:

 

Late night refreshment

Day

Start

Finish

Monday

23:00

02:00

Tuesday

23:00

02:00

Wednesday

23:00

02:00

Thursday

23:00

02:00

Friday

23:00

02:00

Saturday

23:00

02:00

Sunday

23:00

02:00

 

 

      Variation applied for:

 

Late night refreshment hours extension

Day

Start

Finish

 

 

 

Friday

23:00

04:00

Saturday

23:00

04:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 was installed in the 26 October 2018 edition of the Romford Recorder.

 

2.     Details of Representations

 

There were 0 representations against the application from interested persons.

 

There were 2 representations against the application from responsible authorities, namely The Licensing Authority and the Metropolitan Police

 

 

Details of representations

 

Valid representations may only address the following licensing objectives:

 

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm
  • Public safety

 

The representation from the Licensing Authority related to all four of the licensing objectives.

 

The premises were situated within the Romford Town Centre Cumulative Impact Zone.

 

In summary the application had declined to provide any rebuttal further to cumulative impact whilst the proposed conditions appeared ill equipped to successfully address the promotion of all four licensing objectives.

 

The Licensing Authority’s representative advised that he had twice tried to contact the applicant’s agent but had received no response. The authority’s representative also advised that there were concerns with the quality of the application as there appeared to be a number of erroneous statements contained within the application.

 

The representative from the Metropolitan Police advised that the police wished to object under the Crime & Disorder and Public Nuisance objectives.

 

The venue was situated in the middle of a busy transport hub only a short distance from numerous licensed venues. The clientele that would be attending the venue in the early hours of the morning would be people that were heavily intoxicated and unpredictable. In the past the venue had been the cause of large scale disorder and anti-social behaviour. Due to the size of the venue it could become over crowded very quickly and with only one or two door supervisors it would not be policed in a safe manner and the fear was that this would lead to confrontation inside and outside the venue.

 

The police strongly believed that the any extension in premises’ hours would have a direct result in an increase of Anti-Social Behaviour and violent crime at the location and in the nearby area.

 

The Police at this time did not have confidence that the venue will run efficiently in accordance with the requested licence conditions.

3.     Applicant’s response.

 

Prior to the hearing the applicant’s representative had submitted a statement concerning Cumulative Impact.

 

A copy of which is appended to this decision notice.

 

In summary the statement dealt with CCTV, incident logs, crime prevention  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.