Agenda and draft minutes
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The sub-committee received a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and the Environment) concerning an application by The Brakan Brothers Limited for the grant of a Premises Licence at 1581 London Road Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2SG.
The application was presented on behalf of the applicants by Mr Osman (owner). Mrs G Osman (owner’s wife) and Mr B Osman (father) also attended the meeting and gave evidence.
The sub-committee noted that no letters of objection to this application had been received from any of the Responsible Authorities, although conditions had been agreed with the Licensing Authority, acting as a Responsible Authority during the consultation period, should the application be granted. These conditions were set out in Appendix 2 to the submitted report of the Council’s Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment).
Nine (9) representations had, however, been received from local residents objecting to the application. None of the objectors attended the hearing although copies of their written representations were provided to the sub-committee. The sub-committee heard that one of the representations, namely from Mr Harrison and Mr Waters, had since been withdrawn following discussions with the applicant on the basis that certain conditions were met. However, these conditions did not appear to be met and therefore the sub-committee considered these objections as still being live.
The objections/representations essentially related to all four of the licensing objectives. In particular, the concerns related to number of licensed premises already located in the area in very close proximity to residential properties, the potential increase of disturbance to residents by intoxicated people through the sale of alcohol late in the area late in the evenings casing disruption to sleep and young families with children, the increase in litter from bottles, glasses, cigarette butts etc., the lack of car parking spaces and cars parking on the verges in the residential streets, loud music being played late at night, intoxicated/drunk people in doorways, the premises was a described as a bar/restaurant and would be inconsistent with other similar business models in the area by selling alcohol with food, the number of premises in the area with permission for off-sales, the close proximity of the premises to schools in the area affecting children on their way home from school, the existing problems of noise and disturbance to residents would be exacerbated if the application was granted, the use of the premises as a flourishing daytime time economy in the shops would be preferred.
The sub-committee noted that the applicant had reduced the hours sought from 23.30 Sundays to Thursday and 00:30 Fridays and Saturdays to 22.00 hrs daily. The application now sought was on the following basis:
• The supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises daily from 12.00 (noon) to 22.00 hrs
• The hours the premises were open to the public daily from 09.00hrs to 22.30hrs
The sub-committee heard that the premises would be run as a family friendly café/restaurant/takeaway/delivery service serving local produce. Alcohol would be ancillary to a meal on the premises only. ... view the full minutes text for item 870.