Agenda and decisions

HOP INN, Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 7th October, 2019 10.30 am

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No. Item



This application for a premises licenceis made by Mr Philip Cooke under s.17 of the Licensing Act 2003.




The application for a new Premises Licence was made by the above applicant, under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003. The application was received by London Borough of Havering on the 15th August 2019.


The Licensing Sub-Committee must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Secretary of State’s National Guidance created under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy. 


There were no representations opposing the application from responsible authorities. Representations have been received from the interested parties on the grounds  of the prevention of public nuisance, public safety, prevention of crime and protection of children.


The Applicant attended and was represented by a licensing agent who made submissions on her behalf.     


The premises are situated within a Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ) as set out in Annexe 1 to 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 grant of the licence will not add to existing problems in the area.    




The Sub-Committee considered all representations and submissions and decided to grant the application with conditions as below.





The Licensing Sub-Committee has considered an application for a new premises licence for The Hop Inn, 122 North Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1SU.


One local resident provided written representations as an interested party.   The primary issue raised was that of public nuisance by extractor fans and generator noise from existing businesses, with a fear that this would be exacerbated by a new business in the area.  


The Licensing Sub-Committee noted that the representations raised by the interested party were not directly attributable to the Applicant or Premises, and seemed to be related to noise generally from a business rather than from a licensable activity.


The applicants agent confirmed that they had proposed conditions in writing as a response to the interested party written representations. These additional conditions would reduce public nuisance by limiting smokers outside after 9pm, and limiting glass bottles to external refuse containers only between 10am – 8pm.


The applicant offered a further condition of not allowing patrons to take glass outside of the premises.


The Sub-Committee questioned the applicant on their knowledge of the licensing objectives and were satisfied with the applicants knowledge of the same.


The licensing Sub-Committee considered with care the representations made by the responsible authorities and the applicant.


The conditions agreed by the Applicant were found to be sufficient to ensure that the licensing objectives would be promoted.   


Having considered all submissions the Sub-Committee decided to grant the licence as follows :


Opening times:


1.    Mon to Thu from 12:00 to 22:50 hours.

2.    Fri to Sat from 12:00 to 23:50 hours.

3.    Sun 12:00 from to 22:20 hours.

4.    Good Friday, Xmas Eve from 12:00 to 00:20 hours.

5.    New Years Eve from 12:00 to 00:50 hours.


Sale of Alcohol  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.