Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: VIRTUAL - Live on the Council's YouTube channel: Hillingdon London. View directions

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Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

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All Members were present.

12.

Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting

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None.

13.

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.

14.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

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None.

15.

Application for the variation of a Premises Licence: The White Hart, 158 High Street, Harlington, UB3 5DP pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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INTRODUCTION

 

Mark McDermott, Licensing Officer, introduced the application for the variation of a Premises Licence in respect of The White Hart, 158 High Street, Harlington, UB3 5DP. The application sought approval for a proposal to amend and add a condition to allow the use of the rear garden area to be extended from 21.00 until 22.30 hours.

 

The application had been submitted by Poppelston Allen Solicitors, on behalf of the Licence Holder – Fuller, Smith & Turner Plc. One representation had been received from local resident, Mr Steven Kennedy, in relation to the potential increase in public nuisance. It was highlighted that informal discussions had taken place between Mr Kennedy and the Designated Premises Supervisor, Mr Chamith Mudiyanselage.

 

It was noted that the officer’s recommendation was to grant the application subject to the conditions set out in the officer’s report.

 

THE APPLICANT

 

The License Holder’s representative, James Anderson, addressed the Sub-Committee alongside the Designated Premises Supervisor, Chamith Mudiyanselage, and the license holder’s Business Development Manager, Samuel Walter. It was noted that The White Hart had been a family run business for the past three years, the Designated Premises Supervisor was also the Tenant of the building and lived there with his family. The Sub-Committee were informed that Fuller’s had a strong working relationship with Mr Mudiyanselage and that there had been no issues with his operations at the pub. It was noted that there were three more years left on Mr Mudiyanselage’s agreement and Fuller’s would hope to extend their contract with Mr Mudiyanselage for another six years in light of his successful running of The White Hart.

 

Members attention was drawn to the rear garden area, which was the focus of the application. It was noted that the current 21.00 limit for closing off the rear garden to patrons was quite restrictive and had been in place for over 15 years. Assuming it took one hour for a customer to enjoy a meal, If a patron ordered a meal at 20.00 they would not be able to enjoy the meal in the pub’s rear garden. It was deemed that the proposed change to 22.30 was a reasonable request.

 

Mr Anderson confirmed that he had a virtual tour of the Public House land, and could not physically attend the site due to the current circumstances with lockdown. Member’s attention was drawn to a number of pictures listed as Appendix 6 to the report and located on page two of the published addendum. The rear garden was outlined along with the trees and fence that formed the boundary between the rear garden and edge of Mr Kennedy’s property. It was noted that there was a thin strip of land, shown on Appendix 5, making a small natural barrier between the two properties; it was highlighted that this formed more of a border than could usually be found elsewhere between most pub gardens and their neighbours.

 

The License Holder’s representative noted that they would be happy to agree to the proposed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.