Greenwich Council

Decision details.

Milano's Pizza, 106 Trafalgar Road, London, SE10 9UW

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Milano’s Pizza, 106 Trafalgar Road, London SE10 9UW


In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder 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 the application for the Premise Licence and all written and oral submissions, the Sub-Committee granted a Premises Licence for the Provision of Late Night Refreshment as follows:


Permitted hours for Late Night Refreshment:


Sunday – Thursday

23:00hours to Midnight

Friday  and Saturday

23:00hours to 01:00 hours the next day


The Sub-Committee rejected the application for extended opening hours for the Provision of Late Night Refreshment from 1st December to 3rd January.


The Sub-Committee rejected the application for extended opening hours for the Provision of Late Night Refreshment from 11pm on New Year’s Eve to 5am on New Year’s Day.


The Premises Licence is granted subject to the following conditions:


1.            The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system. All public areas of the licensed premises, including all public entry and exit points and the street environment shall be covered, enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall continually record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with date and time stamping. Recordings shall be made available promptly upon the request of a Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person. The CCTV system should be updated and maintained according to Police recommendations.


2.            A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system will be available at all times when the premises are open to the public. This staff member must be able to retrieve footage and show to a Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person on request and in any case within 72 hours.


3.            A Duty Manager’s Log shall be kept at the premises, and made available on request to any Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person. It shall be checked, signed and dated by the premises licence holder monthly. This log shall record the following:


a)       all crimes reported to the venue;

b)      Removal of patrons from the premises;

c)       any complaints received;

d)      any incidents of disorder;

e)       any faults in the CCTV system or searching equipment or scanning equipment;

f)       any child safeguarding concerns;

g)       any safety checks performed;

h)      any visit by an authorised person, or emergency service.


4.            All exits doors shall be maintained to be easily operable without the use of a key, card, code or similar means and shall be regularly checked to ensure that they function satisfactorily and a record of the check shall be kept in the log book.


5.            Adequate and appropriate supply of first aid equipment and materials shall be available on the premises.


6.            In the absence of adequate daylight, suitably bright lighting shall be fully in operation in any area of the premises that is accessible by patrons at all times that the premises are open to the public.


7.            The approved arrangements at the premises, including means of escape provisions, emergency warning equipment, the electrical installation and mechanical equipment, shall at all material times be maintained in good condition and full working order.


8.            The means of escape for the premises shall be maintained unobstructed, free from trip hazards, be immediately available and clearly identified in accordance with the plans provided.


9.            Notices shall be prominently displayed at all exits requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and businesses and leave the area quietly, and to dispose of their food packaging appropriately without causing litter.


10.         Management shall make regular checks outside the premises to ensure that noise from the premises or patrons is not affecting neighbouring residential properties.


11.         Management shall make regular litter patrols immediately outside the premises and ensure the immediate area is clear of litter and hazards.


12.         No fumes, steam or odours shall be emitted from the licensed premises so as to cause a nuisance to any persons living or carrying on a business in the area where the premises are situated.


13.         To promote awareness around child protection, the premises shall provide suitable safeguarding awareness training to all staff and provide refresher training no less than every 6 months. A record of this training shall be made available on request to any Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person.


14.         Safeguarding Concerns shall be recorded in the Duty Manager’s Log, along with any action taken to report concerns to the Royal Greenwich MASH team or the Police.


15.         All Pizza Boxes shall be branded or otherwise marked with the name of the business



Basis of Decision:


The Sub-Committee, being satisfied that notice of the hearing had been provided to the Applicant and his solicitor, and the solicitor having indicated by email that he may not be attending and being informed that the applicant was present upon the Milano premises at 6.30pm at the time for the commencement of the hearing, determined to hear the application in the applicant’s absence. No application for an adjournment of the hearing had been received.  


The Sub-Committee heard representations against the application from Mr Billington, being the only party to attend the hearing. Mr Billington highlighted his written representations, that there was severe public nuisance within the vicinity because of littering and noise associated with existing business premises. The littering comprised of bottles and food packaging. Further, that there is regular noise and music from cars and taxis late at night which disturbs sleep. There is a particular problem in Lassell Street from customers visiting and leaving food and alcohol outlets in Trafalgar Road.     


The Sub-Committee noted that the premises are located within a Cumulative Impact Zone and that the grant of a new premises licence should not impact adversely upon the licencing objectives.


In reaching its decision the Sub-Committee took into consideration the conditions that had been offered by the Applicant through his solicitor and that there were no Responsible Authorities objecting to the application.


If the applicant or those making representations are aggrieved by the Council’s decision, they have the right to appeal to the Magistrates Court.  Such an appeal must be submitted to the Magistrates Court within 21 days of the date from when the appeal period is deemed to have started, which will be stated in the cover email or letter to the Notice of Decision.

Publication date: 08/05/2019

Date of decision: 01/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 01/05/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee A

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