Agenda and minutes

Licensing Panel - Wednesday 23 February 2022 6.30 pm

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Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the purposes of this meeting.

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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.

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RESOLVED:  To note that there were no declarations of interest made by members.



[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].

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(See Note at conclusion of these minutes).


Licensing Procedures pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Procedure to be followed at an oral hearing.

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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.

Resolved Items

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Fusion 381, 381 Uxbridge Road, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 4JN

Report of the Corporate Director of Community

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In attendance:


Legal Adviser:

Paresh Mehta, Harrow Council

Licensing Officer:

Ash Wagela, Harrow Council

Relevant Representations:

Manpreet Singh Kapoor

Maneesh Uberoi


The Licensing 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


The Licensing panel hearing was held remotely via an online platform.  The sub-committee were present throughout and were able to see and hear all representations made.


In making its decision, the Licensing panel carefully considered the application and written representations, as set out within the report and the verbal representations made at the hearing.


The application was for a new premises licence for a restaurant in Hatch End at the site of a former bank.  The panel heard how the applicant had previous experience of running a similar premises in a neighbouring borough and that he had obtained planning permission to convert and use this current premises as a restaurant.  In addition, he had also obtained planning permission to extend the property to the rear, something which he plans to do in the future.


The applicant (and his agent) explained to the panel that the premises could currently take around 65 covers in total at any one time, and that alcohol would only be served to customers eating at the restaurant also, such that customers could not come in to just have a drink.  In addition, the applicant explained that he had installed sound proofing in parts of the building as well as a sound limiter that had been set at a level agreed with an Environmental Services officer.  He also confirmed that he had agreed with the Metropolitan Police to reduce the hours initially sought, and to add certain conditions to the licence.


Questions were asked of the applicant by the panel and the one person who made a representation, Mrs Patel, about music and dancing at the venue, as well as the plan for the terrace area outside.  The applicant confirmed that there was no intention to have dancing at the venue and that space would not allow for this.  He also confirmed that music would be background music and that he may have a violinist or saxophonist playing, but occasionally there may be a DJ.  All music would be amplified through the sound limiter and so controlled to a maximum level.  The applicant also explained that he would not have any bands playing in the venue.  He also confirmed that they would not be keeping windows or doors open as the premises had air conditioning.  In relation to the external terrace area, he stated that this was purely accessible for the lady that lives in the flat above the premises and would not be open to the public and was part of the fire exit route.


Clarification was sought with the applicant about  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.