Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 5th December, 2019 10.00 am

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

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Items
No. Item

37.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

38.

Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting

Minutes:

None.

39.

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 there were no Part II items and that all business would therefore be conducted in public.

 

40.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

Minutes:

Two addendum bundles had been circulated to parties prior to the meeting.

41.

Application for a Review of a Premises Licence: The Prince of Wales pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Introduction by Licensing Officer

 

Jhini Mukherjee, Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon introduced the report, addendums and photographs relating to the application for a review of a premises licence for the Prince of Wales PH T/A Sahara City on 1 Harlington Road, Hillingdon, UB8 3HX. A background and chronology of events was provided and the addendum was highlighted.

 

The review application submitted by the Licensing Authority requested for the removal of the DPS, to modify the conditions on the existing licence and replace the existing plan with the proposed plans as shown in the addendum. It was confirmed that the Licensing Authority has already received a change in designated premises supervisor (DPS) application on 29 November 2019.

 

A number of representations had been received in objection on the grounds of Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Prevention of Public Nuisance and Public Safety from residents, the local Ward Councillor and Food, Health and Safety. These representations can be found in the agenda papers.

 

It was noted that the Licensing Officer had visited the premises on 17 October 2019 and displayed a blue notice on one of the doors of the premises which was prominently visible to passers-by. Appendix 8 demonstrated photographs of the dates and the times when the notice was not displayed. 

 

Representations by Applicant for the review - Licensing Authority

 

Daniel Ferrer, Applicant for the review, addressed the Committee and noted that a review application had been submitted on 17 October 2019 under s51 of the Licensing Act 2003 under the grounds of Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Prevention of Public Nuisance and the Protection of Children from Harm. It was submitted that the Licence Holder had not upheld the licensing objectives, there had been a lack of engagement to engage with the Licensing Authority, with numerous warnings being ignored.

 

It was noted that the nature of the premises had fundamentally changed from a traditional pub and it was submitted that the current premises licence did not reflect the current operation. The review had been brought before the Committee to deter any future breaches of the licensing objectives and to formalise conditions that would regulate the current operation of the premises.

 

Details on how the three licensing objectives had been breached were summarised for the Committee. It was highlighted that a violent incident had occurred on 8 August 2019 and the operators of the premises had not called the police.

 

It was submitted that the popularity of the premises had led to a negative impact on local neighbouring properties causing noise, disturbance, parking issues and the occasional confrontation by patrons visiting the establishment. It was also submitted that the layout of the premises did not correspond with the current premises licence.

It was noted that the removal of the DPS had been resolved to some extent and it was recommended that the conditions, as detailed in the agenda pack, be added to the licence. The repaired CCTV and the installation of the sound limit was welcomed by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.