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18/05/2017 - ESSEX HOUSE, 152-154 STATION ROAD, CHINGFORD, E4 6AN ref: 2707    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 18/05/2017 - Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Decision published: 26/05/2017

Effective from: 18/05/2017

Decision:

Application to Review a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 –

Essex House, 152-154 Station Road, E4 6AN

 

Details of Application

 

On Thursday the 18 May, the Council’s Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (“the Sub-Committee”) considered an application by the Metropolitan Police for the review of a premises licence under section 53C of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Essex House, 152-154 Station Road, E4 6AN.

 

The application for the review related to the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective.

 

The Hearing

The Sub-Committee elected Councillor Louise Mitchell as its Chair.  The Chair invited the parties present to introduce themselves and then the Legal Officer outlined the procedure to be followed at the meeting.

 

Oral representations were made by the following persons:

·        Mark Witham – Licencing Officer (Responsible Authority)

·        PC Donna Wilcox – Metropolitan Police (Applicant)

·        PC Matt Brown – Metropolitan Police (Applicant)

·        Charles Forrest -  Barrister

·        David King – DPS and director of licence holder

·        Andy Grimsey - Solicitor

 

Having heard the representations from the applicant’s lawyer, Licensee and Licensee’s solicitor the committee considered the application for review and has decided:

 

Decision

 

a)   To vary the times the licence authorises the carrying out of licensable activities and for them to cease at 1am with the premises closing at 1.30am every day.

b)   David King, the DPS will be physically present at the premises each Friday and Saturday night, save only for unavoidable emergencies and notified leave to the police with reasonable and timely notice.

c)   The previous door companies of Sentra Security Ltd or Sentra Solutions Ltd are not to be used again.

d)   As agreed by the police at the hearing, the condition from the variation application dated the 15/03/2017 to be removed from the licence, “ from 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays no 18/19 year olds will be admitted or allowed to remain on premises”

 

Reasoning for Decision

In reaching its decision, the-Sub Committee gave careful consideration to:

 

(i)           The Licensing Officer’s report, its various appendices and the supplementary evidence.

(ii)          The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

(iii)        The Revised Home Office Guidance issued under section 182 of The Licensing Act 2003.

(iv)        The oral representations made during the course of the hearing.

 

The Sub-Committee also gave due consideration to the promotion of the licensing objectives set out in the Licensing Act 2003. In particular, they considered the prevention of prevention of crime and disorder.

 

·        An application was submitted by the police on the 20/04/2017 for an expedited summary review.

·        There was a serious crime and disorder incident on the 17/04/2017 as detailed in the agenda pack.

·        The Sub-Committee viewed  the CCTV footage of the incident that took place on the 17 April 2017.

·        The police had tried to work with the licensee, but this had not prevented further incidents of crime and disorder and the police gave evidence that 10 incidents had occurred after 1am.  The police gave further evidence that there were no issues of crime and disorder when the licensable activities ceased at 1am.

·        The Committee also noted that section 2.1 of the Home Office Guidance “Licensing Authorities should look to the police as the main source of advice on crime and disorder”.

 

Following the review the committee also reviewed the interim steps and decided as follows:

That all the conditions granted at the hearing on the 27 April 2017  in respect of representations against the interim steps are to remain in force pending any appeal, save as for condition 2 which has been replaced by condition b granted at the review on the 18 May 2017:

 

“David King, the DPS will be physically present at the premises each Friday and Saturday night, save only for unavoidable emergency and notified leave to the police with reasonable and timely notice”

 

For the following reason:

There have been several incidents of serious crime and disorder since December 2016 until April 2017 and the committee considers the steps to be necessary, reasonable, proportionate and also appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives, namely prevention of crime and disorder.

 


25/05/2017 - PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS FOR 2017/18 ref: 2701    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES / ORGANISATIONS IN 2017/18 ref: 2699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES AND OTHER COUNCIL BODIES IN 2017/18 AND RELATED DECISIONS ref: 2698    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - NEW LEADER'S REPORT ref: 2697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017

Decision:

The Leader gave notice that she had appointed the following persons to serve on the

Cabinet:

Cabinet Member                 Portfolio

Cllr Clare Coghill                 Leader

Cllr Clyde Loakes               Deputy Leader

Cllr Liaquat Ali, MBE JP     Transformation and Commercial Operations

Cllr Naheed Asghar            Health and Voluntary Sector Partnerships

Cllr Angie Bean                   Adult Services

Cllr Ahsan Khan                  Libraries, Arts and Culture

Cllr Khevyn Limbajee          Housing

Cllr Simon Miller                  Economic Growth and High Streets

Cllr Sharon Waldron           Community Safety and Cohesion

Cllr Grace Williams              Children and Young People

 

Junior Cabinet Members

Cllr Louise Mitchell

Cllr Alistair Strathern

The Leader gave notice as to the exercise and delegation of statutory powers as outlined in Order Paper. Further details are available from Democratic Services.


25/05/2017 - ELECTION OF MAYOR ref: 2694    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017

Decision:

The Council elected Councillor Yemi Osho as Mayor for 2017/18.

 

Councillor Osho announced:

 

(a)  That her objective during term in office is to undertake fundraising activities in conjunction with Diabetes UK to support local diabetic care services and raise awareness of the impact of diabetes on people’s health.

 

(b)  OlukayodeOsho Richard Osho as her consorts.

 

(c)  Her spiritual guide would be Pastor Birkett Bennett.


25/05/2017 - MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 2 MARCH 2017 ref: 2695    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017

Decision:

Agreed, subject to Cllr Mark Rusling been marked as present.


25/05/2017 - SCHEME OF DELEGATION ref: 2702    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - APPOINTMENT OF LEADER ref: 2696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017

Decision:

The Council appointed Councillor Clare Coghill as Leader.


25/05/2017 - STAFF INCREMENTS: OUTCOME OF REVIEW ref: 2706    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - LICENSING POLICY ref: 2705    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - PENSION SCHEME FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS ref: 2704    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - COUNCILLOR AND CO-OPTEE REMUNERATION ref: 2700    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


25/05/2017 - AUDIT AND GOVERNANCE ANNUAL REPORT ref: 2703    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2017 - Council

Decision published: 25/05/2017

Effective from: 25/05/2017


16/05/2017 - MINUTES OF CABINET ref: 2693    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 


16/05/2017 - UPDATE: A TRADING COMPANY IN NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES ref: 2692    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to receive the report and:

Approved the recommended LATC structure (Appendix 1: Option 3 of the report)

Approved the change to the membership of the existing Shareholder Committee (for subsequent endorsement by Full Council), and any necessary changes to the existing Terms of Reference to include the governance of the LATC (Appendix 2 of the report).

Approved the appointment of the Directors to the LATC for subsequent endorsement by Full Council (Appendix 3 of the report).

Approved the LATC business case and the initial services to be traded by the LATC (Appendix 4 of the report).

Delegated authority to the Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Commercial Services in consultation with the Deputy Leader (Portfolio Lead Member for Environment) and the Director of Finance and Governance to:

a)    Implement the company structure, and the execution of all documents and agreements required to enable the LATC to commence operations.

b)    Establish a 3 to 5 year business plan for the LATC.

c)    Subject to point 2.3 of the report, make necessary decisions relating to whether further services or products are traded by the LATC, subject to the results of any necessary consultation.

Decided any key decisions will be subject to Cabinet approval where this relates to the transfer of a council service, transfer of budgets, transfer of assets, and /or the transfer of council staff to the LATC.

 


16/05/2017 - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT STRATEGY ref: 2690    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to receive the report and:

Agreed to adopt the Waltham Forest Physical Activity and Sport Strategy 2017-21 attached at Appendix A of the report.

 


16/05/2017 - STADIUM SPORTS CENTRE - FORMER WALTHAMSTOW DOG STADIUM ref: 2691    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to receive the report and:

Approved a loan to Greenwich Leisure Limited of £1 million over a period of 15 years to enable additional capital investment in the new Stadium Sports Centre which is being provided as part of L&Q’s redevelopment of the former Walthamstow Dog Stadium. The loan will be subject to GLL entering into a lease with L&Q.

Delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration and Growth, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Governance and the Director of Governance and Law to agree the terms of the loan.

 


16/05/2017 - ADOPTION OF WALTHAM FOREST PLANNING OBLIGATIONS SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) (2017) ref: 2687    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to receive the report and:

 

Adopted the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document 2017 (attached at Appendix 1 of the report).

 

Delegated any further non-material and minor alterations to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document 2017 to the Director of Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Portfolio Lead for Economic Growth and High Streets.


16/05/2017 - ADOPTION OF NEW SOUTH GROVE / ST JAMES SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) ref: 2688    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to receive the report and:

Adopted the New South Grove/St James Supplementary Planning Document (attached at Appendix 1 of the report).

Delegated final (non-material and minor) changes to the Director for Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Portfolio Lead for Economic Growth and High Streets

Revoked the South Grove/St James Supplementary Planning Document (adopted September 2015) (attached at Appendix 2).

 


16/05/2017 - HYLANDS ROAD, DEVELOPMENT ref: 2689    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to receive the report and:

Approved the principle of redeveloping Hylands Road to facilitate a new development scheme which will include the provision of new homes.

Delegated approval to the Director of Property and Asset Management in consultation with the Director of Housing to proceed with the negotiation and subsequent acquisition of the property not within the Council’s ownership that is required to deliver the redevelopment of Hylands Road and to commence these negotiations and acquisitions.

Agreed in principle to use the Council’s compulsory purchase powers under Section 226 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to ensure that the property not within the Council’s ownership can be acquired to enable the redevelopment of Hylands Road.

Agreed that the Council will dispose of its interest in the land outlined red on the plan attached at Appendix 1 to Waltham Forest Developments Limited who will develop Hylands Road in line with the scheme as set out in this report with the final terms of such disposal to be delegated to the Director of Property and Asset Management in consultation with the Director of Housing. 

Approved service of an initial demolition notice on all tenants who will be affected by implementation of the proposal.

Noted that, subject to Cabinet approval in accordance with these recommendations, a programme of public consultation will commence following approval and will continue alongside the preparation of proposals.

Noted that in accordance with the report of the 11th October 2016 relating to the establishment and funding of Waltham Forest Developments Limited a separate report will be brought to the Shareholders Committee for approval of the necessary drawdown funding.

 


16/05/2017 - LICENSING POLICY ref: 2686    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/05/2017 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2017

Effective from: 16/05/2017

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to receive the report and:

 

Approved the revised Statement of Licensing Policy set out in Appendix A to the report; and

 

Adopted the revised Statement of Licensing Policy set out in Appendix A to the report.