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Meeting: 27/07/2022 - Licensing Sub-Committee (Item 5.)


Application to vary a premises licence made by Champagne Chelle LTD under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 – Papers attached.

Additional documents:


Licensing Act 2003

Notice of Decision




Shelley’s Bar

72A Station Lane


RM12 6NA



Champagne Chelle Ltd


  1. Details of requested licensable activities

This application to vary a premises licence is made by Champagne Chelle Ltd under s.34 of the Licensing Act 2003. The application was received by Havering’s Licensing Authority on 22 April 2022.



The application is to:


Extend the hours for sale of alcohol and openings times as follows:


Alcohol: Thursday 11:00-01:00, Fridays & Saturdays 11:00-02:00, Bank Holiday Sundays 11:00-02:00


Opening and Closing Times: Thursday 11:00-01:30, Fridays & Saturdays 11:00-02:30, Bank Holiday Sundays 11:00-02:30


Comments and observations on the application


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 Sub-Committee have considered an application to vary a premises licence for Shelley’s Bar, situated at 72A Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6NA.


Representations against the application were received from a single resident and two Ward Councillors. There were no representations against this application from any responsible authorities.


The applicant and a legal representative attended by means of a remote technology.


The Sub-Committee must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Secretary of State’s National Guidance created under S182 of the Licensing Act and the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy. The premises is situated within a Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ) as set out the Council’s policy. Where representations are received against an application in the CIZ zone, there is a rebuttable presumption under the CIZ policy to refuse the application unless the applicant can demonstrate that the granting of the licence will not add to existing problems in the area.


Where relevant representations are made, the authority must hold a hearing and then take such steps, as it considers necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives. These steps may include rejecting the application, or modifying the conditions to the extent that the authority considers necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives


Decision: Application Refused


Having heard all the representations, written and oral, the sub-committee have decided to refuse the application.


The premises is situated in a Cumulative Impact Zone. The council’s statement of licencing policy has been recently revised and updated in September 2021. In considering whether to adopt such a Policy for the area, the council took the following steps as recommended by the Guidance:


• Gathered crime and disorder statistics, ambulance service statistics and such other relevant statistics

• Identified serious concern from a responsible authority or from residents or local businesses (or their representatives) concerning nuisance and/or disorder;

• Identified the area in which problems are arising and the boundaries of that area.


The data gathered has resulted in Station Lane, Hornchurch, Romford, RM12 6NA and its environs to remain in the Cumulative Impact Zone. This was only revised as recently as September 2021. The council is aware of issues of crime and disorder and public nuisance around the premises.  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.