Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 5 - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.




Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting




To confirm that the items of business marked Part I will be considered in Public and items marked Part II will be considered in Private


It was confirmed that the items of business marked Part I would be considered in public.



Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent




Application to vary a Premises Licence: Aroma Lounge pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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Introduction by Licensing Officer


Steve Dormer, Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon introduced the report and photographs relating to the application to vary a premises licence for Aroma Lounge, 134 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex HA5 1RJ. A background and chronology of events was provided.


The premises had previously operated as a restaurant where patrons could only purchase alcohol as part of a table meal. The application before the Committee related to removing the restriction on alcohol being sold as part of a table meal, to increase the amount of permitted persons from 65 – 90, increase the hours of operation and to include the provisions of live music.


There were residents that lived in close proximity of the premises and they had raised concerns in relation to the premises potential contributing to ongoing issues of anti-social behaviour and noise levels in the area.


Since the initial application, the Licence Holder had reduced the licensable activities by one hour on Fridays and Saturdays and closing the premises by 1:30 am on Friday and Saturdays. The Licence Holder had also complied with the regulations in the application process.


A recommendation was made to grant the licence in accordance with the amendments by the Licence Holder and appropriate conditions to be added to satisfy the four licensing objectives.


Representation by the Licence Holder


The Licence Holder - Mahalaxmi Catering Ltd, Designated Premises Supervisor - Shiba Hari Tiwari and the Licence Holder’s representative - Debbie Hough Bollard addressed the Committee.


The Licence Holder had successfully operated another premises in the same format in North Wembley. The premises in question had previously operated as an Indian restaurant, catering for the Asian community. The premises was also available for weddings and other party events. Further, the ceiling had been modified and sound proofed to avoid causing increased levels of noise to residents living above the premises. 


An application had been made for the variation of an existing premises licence, which permitted the sale of alcohol from 10:00 – 24:00 Mon – Sat and 12:00 – 23:30 on Sundays.  


A chronology of the application process was provided and it was highlighted that there was no evidence before the Committee to support the assertions of anti-social behaviour on Field End Road.


Each of the representations made by the responsible authorities and interested parties were explored by the Licence Holder’s representative. It was submitted that the premises was unlikely to cause any issues due to the type of clientele that would be attracted, the reduced hours of operations, the reminder signs to keep noise to a minimum, disallowing customers to take drinks out with them, the area being regularly monitored by staff and the fact that there would only be unamplified music during occasions such as weddings and parties.  It was also submitted that the licensing hours had been reduced and the last food orders would be 22:30 Sunday to Thursday and 23:15 Friday to Saturday. Further, it was submitted that there was no need for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.


Addendum pdf icon PDF 2 MB