Agenda and draft minutes

Resumed hearing from 11 August 2021 and 30 September 2021, Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 8th November, 2021 10.00 am

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

Contact: Anisha Teji  01895 277655 or Email: ateji@hillingdon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

31.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None.

32.

Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting

Minutes:

None.

33.

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 would be heard in Part I.

34.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

Minutes:

None.

35.

RESUMED HEARING: Application for the grant of a Premises Licence: Herbies Pizza, 298 Kingshill Avenue, Hayes UB4 8BX pdf icon PDF 8 MB

Minutes:

 

Introduction by Licensing Officer

 

Jhini Mukherjee, Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon, introduced the report and photographs relating to the application for a new premises licence in for Herbies Pizza, 298 Kingshill Avenue, Hayes UB4 8BX. A background and chronology of events was provided.

 

The Committee was informed that this matter had been adjourned twice on two previous occasions. The application had been submitted by My Shoaib Tariq Raja and Mr Azizz Shaikh, both directors, on behalf of Laash Pizza Limited, trading as Herbies Pizza. The application requested the authorisation of late-night refreshments to enable the provision of hot food and drink between the hours of 2300 hours and 0200 hours Sundays to Thursdays and 2300 hours and 0300 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Representations in objection of the application had been received from Councillor Nicola Brightman.

 

A recommendation was made to grant the licence until midnight Sunday to Thursday and 0100 hours  on Friday and Saturday.

 

Representations by applicant

 

The applicant – Mr Azizz Shaikh addressed the Committee.

 

The Committee was informed that Herbies Pizza was a small takeout pizza shop and there was no alcohol served or any music played on the premises. A similar business was operating at another location and no complaints had been received at either site. A request had been made to extend the business hours of operation from 2300 hours and 0200 hours Sundays to Thursdays and 2300 hours and 0300 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Responding to Member clarification questions, it was confirmed that the Applicant had been operating on the site for nearly a year and there been no incidents involving the Police or Anti-Social Behaviour Teams. Concerns were raised regarding noise and distance that the extended operating hours would include such as the increase in vehicular movement and shutting car doors. It was confirmed that there was no control outside the property however, there had been no previous complaints regarding any noise. Customers would generally sit inside the premises to eat and there were less people around after 11pm. The premises also had noise proof glass which limited sound and there was rarely any noise that went outside.

 

It was also clarified that the current hours of business did not extend beyond 2300 hours the current closing time was around 2230 hours or 2245 hours every day.  The applicant had been associated with the site since September 2020 and it was explained that Laash Pizza Limited was the legal name and Herbies Pizza was the trading name. 

 

In response to Member questions on how noise would be managed in a residential area, it was explained that the applicant had a good relationship with residents and there had never been an issue. Notice had been provided to residents of the proposed hours and there was no comment. It was not a business that generated much noise such as a pub and after around 2200-2230 hours the parade was quiet. It was highlighted that the focus of the extended hours  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.