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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Sub-Committee.


There were no apologies for absence.


Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.


There was no urgent business.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Resolved –


That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2017.


No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.


Resolved -


That the minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee ‘B’ held on 15 May 2017 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.


Yard and Land, Blackwall Tunnel Approach, Greenwich, SE10 0AN pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Application for a premises licence.

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In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions the Sub Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.


Having considered all the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee decided to grant the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the


Yard & Land, Blackwall Tunnel Approach, London SE10 0AN


as follows:


That the hours for licensable activities


provision of live music, provision of recorded music, the performance of dance, anything of a similar description to live music, recorded music or performance of dance shall be  


Monday – Sunday

 08:00 - 23:00


The licence is granted subject to the conditions as are consistent with the Operating Schedule and the conditions volunteered by the applicant as set out as follows:


(1)      The premises licence holder shall ensure that the premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system.


(2)      The premises licence holder shall ensure that the CCTV system shall continually record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises and signage to this effect is to be displayed.


(3)      The premises licence holder shall ensure that all CCTV recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with date and time stamping. Recordings shall be made available following the reasonable request of Police or authorised officer throughout the preceding 31 day period on production of the appropriate Data Protection request form.


(4)      The premises licence holder shall ensure that a staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public.


(5)      The premises licence holder shall ensure that if the CCTV equipment breaks down, the DPS or deputy shall record this matter in the incident book and have the fault repaired as soon as is reasonably practicable, where appropriate, the Licensing Authority and the Police shall be informed.


(6)      Prior to an event, a plan of the site (to meet the requirements under the Licensing Act 2003, Fire Reform Act 2005 and Health & Safety legislation) and a risk assessment will be sent to the Police and Local Authority Licensing Officer.


(7)      When the Annex is used in conjunction with an event at Studio 338 the following will apply:

·       when a DJ promoted event takes place entry will be restricted to over 18 and ‘No ID, No Entry’;

·       the number of SIA registered door staff will be as per Form 696;

·       ClubScan or a similar system and metal detectors will be in operation


(8)      Clear and prominent notices shall be displayed to remind customers to leave the premises quietly.


(9)  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.


In Attendance:


Applicant                                 David Dadds (legal representative);


Making Representation             Giles Balestrini (Metropolitan Police); Susan Mann; Graham Mann; Andrew Wiseman; Councillor Candida Ronald (representing Ralph Hardwick); Judith O’Shea


Also present was Councillor Stephen Brain.


The Chair welcomed all parties and ensured that introductions were made, all papers had been received and that all parties were aware of their right to be represented. A further document regarding conditions was circulated.


The Sub-Committee considered an application made by Fashion Venue Limited for the grant of a new Premises Licence in respect of the Yard and Land, Blackwall Tunnel Approach, London SE10 0AN


The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report. The Licensing Officer advised the Sub-Committee that a complaint had been received the previous week alleging noise from the direction of the premises but upon investigation it was not substantiated.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant’s legal representative. He detailed the application and highlighted that agreement on conditions had been reached with the Police. He explained what was currently permitted for the site. He noted that the cause of concern was noise from music, but that there was no evidence to substantiate complaints; he suggested that the noise could be emanating from elsewhere such as the O2.  He noted that Environmental Health had not made any representation with regard to noise, and they were duty bound to object if there was a statutory nuisance. He said the conditions would provide safeguards for residents. He made reference to the acoustic engineer’s report which, while produced some time ago was considered to be still relevant, had measured background noise. He referred to page 80 of the agenda pack and indicated the three points at which noise would be measured. He emphasised that the site would be using a noise limiter.


In response to questions from the Sub-Committee the applicant’s legal representative clarified the type of events that would be held on the site. He said it was anticipated that attendance was likely to be between 500-1500 depending on the event. He emphasised that the level of noise generated by people was not the same as the level of noise generated by music as it would not increase with increased numbers as music noise would increase with increased output. The arrival and departure of patrons would be dealt with by marshals under a dispersal policy. He noted there was nothing to suggest that the nearby school had any problems with events held on the site. He was happy to agree a revised wording on the condition about random person searches; he explained that the frequency of searches would be risk assessment based.  Club Scan could be used for the site, but based on a risk assessment of the event. He stated the applicant was happy for a contact number to be displayed on the venue’s website.


The Sub-Committee confirmed with the representative of the Metropolitan Police that conditions had been agreed between them and the applicant.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by other  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.