Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 16th November, 2020 10.00 am

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Items
No. Item

32.

Apologies for Absence

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All Members were present.

33.

Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting

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None.

34.

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

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It was confirmed that all items would be considered in public.

35.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

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None.

36.

Application for a grant of a Premises Licence : Just Pizza Plus, 206A Field End Road, Eastcote, HA5 1RD pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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INTRODUCTION

 

Steven Dormer, Licensing Officer, introduced the application for a premises licence in respect of Just Pizza Plus, 206A Field End Road, Eastcote HA5 1RD.

The application sought approval for late night refreshment to enable the provision of hot food and drink after 23:00.

 

Mr Dormer provided a brief summary of the representations received from Ward Councillors Edwards and Haggar on behalf of residents, as well as those submitted by Lois King of the Licensing Authority, as set out in the report. Mr Dormer concluded by setting out the recommendation that the application be refused.

 

By way of clarification, it was confirmed that the premises did not currently have a licence for late night refreshment, that the premises had been given a Five Star hygiene rating upon inspection, and that the applicant did not require a personal licence as no alcohol was to be sold at the site. It was also confirmed that the premises had come to the attention of the Licensing Team in September of this year, when Councillors had submitted Member’s Enquires regarding the noise and nuisance issues experienced by residents.

 

THE APPLICANT

 

The applicant, Mr Khan, addressed the Sub-Committee alongside Mrs Khan and his representative Mr Panchal. The Sub-Committee was informed that documents detailing resident support for the application had been submitted on Friday 13 November. The Legal officer advised that these had been submitted late, and the Sub-Committee advised that they would consider whether to accept these late documents during their deliberation.

 

The applicant and Mr Panchal went on to confirm that Mr Khan had been in the industry since 2007, when he was a franchisee of a different pizza business. That business concluded sales at 11pm. As such, Mr Khan had been unaware that a licence was required to sell food after 11pm. During the pandemic, Mr Khan had noticed that a nearby pizza business, Village Pizza, was selling food after 11pm. Mr Khan then introduced such sales at his own business, Just Pizza Plus. Prior to this period, the business had ceased operation at 11pm.

 

Once informed by the Council that a licence was required, Mr Kahn stopped selling the food after 11pm, and submitted an application for a licence. Upon being informed that his submission was insufficient, Mr Khan then engaged the services of Mr Panchal’s company, who supported Mr Khan through the submission of a second application.

 

Regarding the allegation of noise and nuisance, it was Mr Khan’s submission that this was predominantly from patrons at Village Pizza, not Just Pizza Plus. Just Pizza Plus had adequate seating inside for collections, which meant that there was no noise from people waiting on the street. In addition, Just Pizza Plus had car parking at the rear, which reduced the noise from vehicles. It was suggested that the road itself was a busy one, which would result in vehicle noise in general. Deliveries could also be carried out from the rear of the shop, further reducing noise. Neighbours had since been contacted by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.