Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 26th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 6 - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

Contact: Liz Penny  01895 250185 or Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting


There were no declarations of interest.


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


It was confirmed that all items of business were marked Part I and would be considered in Public.


Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent




Application to vary a Premises Licence: Tops Pizza, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon pdf icon PDF 4 MB


Introduction by Licensing Services Officer


Mark McDermott, Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon, introduced the report relating to the application for a Variation of a Premises Licence in respect of Tops Pizza, 9 New Broadway, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, UB10 0LH. A background and chronology of events were provided.


The application had been submitted by Mr Hamad Raza Nasrat, the Premises Licence Holder. Members heard that the proposal was to extend the authorised terminal hour for the provision of late-night refreshment from 01.00 until 03.00 hours seven days a week.


One representation, submitted on behalf of all the Hillingdon East Ward Councillors, had been received from Ward Councillor Colleen Sullivan. The representation raised concerns regarding the potential increase in public nuisance.


It was confirmed that the officers’ recommendation was to grant the variation having given due consideration to the imposition of additional conditions to promote the prevention of public nuisance objective.


Members commented that preventative measures in relation to noise were essential in order to protect local residents.  


Representations by the Applicant and the Applicant’s representative


The Applicant – Mr Hamad Raza Nasrat and the Applicant’s representative – Mr Saed Gohadi addressed the Committee.


The Sub-Committee was informed that some other shops along the same parade already opened late at night. Tops Pizza was particularly popular with Brunel University students and most of its takings were at night-time. The proposal was to use electric bikes to minimise noise – 2 hybrid Toyota Prius cars were already in use. The Applicant proposed to close the shutters at 02:15 hours.


Members heard that there were 60 branches of Tops Pizza in the south-east of England. Training was in place to ensure the prevention of public nuisance, protect children from harm and promote public safety. It was noted that it was important to build a good relationship with neighbours.


Mr Nasrat had applied for an extension of opening hours due to local competition. He confirmed that he would welcome any additional conditions imposed in relation to the reduction of noise, including a delivery only service after 01:00 hours and use of electric vehicles. Members were informed that Tops Pizza employed its own delivery drivers to ensure quality of service – Uber, Just Eat and Deliveroo were not used as they were more difficult to control.


In response to Member questions, it was confirmed that the Applicant would be happy to set a time of 02:15 for last orders on Fridays and Saturdays and 01:15 from Sunday – Thursday. The premises would operate a delivery-only service after 01:00. In response to their requests for further clarification, the Sub-Committee was informed that the motorbike shown outside the shop in the agenda pack photo was a petrol vehicle. It was confirmed that plans were in place to purchase electric bikes in the future. The Applicant claimed that the neighbour in the flat above the premises did not object to the variation of hours but was unable to produce evidence to prove that local residents  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.