Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 9th September, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Anisha Teji  01895 277655

Items
No. Item

17.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

18.

Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

19.

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

Minutes:

It was confirmed that all items were marked as Part I, and would therefore be considered in public.

 

20.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

Minutes:

None.

21.

Application For The Grant Of A Premises Licence: Chaii Rooms pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Introduction by Licensing Officer

 

Mark McDermott, Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon introduced the report and photographs relating to the application for a new premises licence for Chaii Rooms, 219 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex HA5 1QZ. A background and chronology of events was provided and the addendum was highlighted.

 

An application was made to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises, for the provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshments between the hours of 10:30 - midnight Sunday to Thursday and 10:30 – 01:00 hours on Friday and Saturday. It was clarified that although the application indicated music would take place both inside and outside the premises, this was an error. Music would only be played inside the premises.

 

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.

 

The premises also had a licence that had been suspended since 19 May 2015 due to a non-payment of annual fees.

 

A recommendation was made to grant the licence but with a reduction of hours on Friday and Saturdays from 10:30 – midnight due to the close proximity of residential properties.

 

Representations by applicant and applicant’s representative

 

The applicant – Mr Kaushal Jayeshkumar Shah and the applicant’s representative – Mr Surendra Panchal addressed the Committee.

 

The Committee was informed that the applicant was not aware that a previous licence existed at the premises until after he had made a new application. It was accepted that the licence could have been transferred.

 

It was noted that the applicant had previously operated premises of a similar nature and had experience in this area. It was submitted that the applicant understood the four licensing objectives and further training would be provided to the applicant. Although the initial application stated that the music would be played inside and outside the premises, it was confirmed that background music would only be played inside the premises.

 

The applicant had met with responsible authorities regarding the application and no objections had been raised.

 

An amendment was made to the application with a suggested drinking up time of 12:00 and premises closure at 12:30. It was noted that there would only be dancing on occasions. It was further noted that if there were events until 01:00 two security guards would be employed.

 

Responding to Member clarification questions, it was confirmed that there would only be occasions approximately once a month and extra SIA trained security would be employed. It was also confirmed that the premises had a maximum capacity of 45 – 50 and there was a separate incident and refusal log book.

 

Representations by Interested Parties

 

Ann Wright addressed the Committee and submitted that there were already issues in the area with noise and anti-social behaviour. If this application were to be granted, this would add to the issues. Further, it was submitted that the level of noise and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.