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Appointment of Chair
To appoint a Chair for the purposes of this meeting.
RESOLVED: That Councillor Dean Gilligan be appointed Chair of the Licensing Panel hearing.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:
(a) all Members of the Panel;
(b) all other Members present.
RESOLVED: To note that there were none.
[Note: Licensing Panel minutes are:-
(1) approved following each meeting by the Members serving on that particular occasion and signed as a correct record by the Chair for that meeting;
(2) not submitted to the next panel meeting for approval.
Reasons: The Licensing Panel is constituted from a pooled membership. Consequently, a subsequent Panel meeting is likely to comprise a different Chair and Members who took no part in the previous meeting’s proceedings. The process referred to at (1) above provides appropriate approval scrutiny].
(See Note at conclusion of these minutes).
Procedure to be followed at an oral hearing.
The Chair asked the Panel Members, officer/s, Responsible Authority/ies and other attendees at the meeting to introduce themselves and then outlined the procedure for the conduct of an oral hearing, which was set out in the agenda.
The Licensing Panel carefully considered all relevant information including:
· Written and oral representations by all the parties;
· The Licensing Act 2003 and the steps that are appropriate to promote the licensing objectives;
· The Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 (2018 being the most recent);
· Harrow Council’s Licensing Policy;
· Human Rights Act 1998
· The considerations in s.17 of the Crime and disorder Act 1998
Having considered all the information attached to the meeting agenda, supplemental agenda, representations by all parties (including a petition signed by 11 local residents of the area in support of the application for review), photographs and maps, proposed additional conditions and proposals by all the parties put before them, the Panel resolved to adjourn to enable the applicant to monitor and assess the current noise level, if any. The outcome would then be reported to the Panel and all parties at the next hearing which it was agreed be scheduled for Monday 16 September 2019 at 7.30 pm after which the Panel would make a decision on the application.
RESOLVED: To adjourn the Hearing to Monday 16 September 2019 at 7.30 pm.
Having reconvened on 16 September 2019 with the same membership and Chair and the following additional representatives being present at the reconvened meeting to those listed above: Stuart Cawthorne (local resident and objector), M J Holley (objector) and Matt Lauezzari (sound engineer, Licensing), the Chair of the Panel stated that an adjournment had been considered necessary at the initial Hearing held on 19 June 2019 to allow the Environmental Health and Licensing team to visit the premises to carry out a review of the works that had been done and to assess the impact of that work on the levels of noise emanating from the premises. All parties confirmed the receipt of all relevant papers relating to this Hearing.
The Panel carefully considered all the relevant information including:
· written and oral representations by all the parties;
· the Licensing Act 2003 and the steps that are appropriate to promote the licensing objectives;
· the Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003;
· Harrow Council’s Licensing Policy;
· Human Rights Act 1998.
Members of the Panel also took into consideration the following, full details of which were set out in the Decision Notice sent to all interested parties:
(1) noise from a party on the night of the initial Hearing on 19 June 2019 had triggered further complaints. The party had lasted until 4.00 am and there had been unauthorised sale of alcohol on the premises that same night. The Panel was informed that it was a surprise 60th Birthday Party and the licensee had not been involved in the planning of this event;
(2) following monitoring visits by Licensing Officers, the noise had noticeably reduced but it had been noted that the music could sometimes appear louder than the ... view the full minutes text for item 61.