Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions.

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Apologies for Absence

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


Urgent Business

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


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 12th August 2018.


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.


Rox Bar, 190-194 Eltham High Street, SE9 1BJ pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Application to vary the premises licence

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Rox (First Floor) 190-194 Eltham High Street, London, SE9 1BJ


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 the application to:

1.    Remove licensable activities:

·        Late Night Refreshment (current licence permits

Friday- Saturday 23:00 hours until 00:00 midnight)

2.    Removal of condition 4 of annex 2 which currently reads:

·        “Alcohol shall only be sold to persons having a substantial table meal or those waiting to be seated immediately prior to having a table meal. There shall be no supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises”.


In reaching their decision, the Sub Committee considered the representations made by the Applicant and his representative who stated that it was impossible to comply with condition 4 as there was no kitchen or cooking facilities on the first floor. The representative stated that the first floor was a bar and not a restaurant.


The Applicant stated that he could not take food to the first floor because it would cause spillage, his landlord would not allow him to have a “dumb-waiter” and he had spent a lot of money on the premises but could not use it. 


Mr Morris, who objected to the application, then addressed the Licensing Sub Committee.  He stated that the application was surrounded with confusion, the original application was granted on the basis that food would be served.


Mr Morris intimated that the Applicant had forgotten to install a kitchen on the first floor and this was not a good reason to grant the application.

Mr Morris referred to the original application which stated that the premises would “produce a fine place to dine in the area for families, birthdays and others just attending for a meal”.


Mr Roberts addressed the Licensing Sub Committee.  He stated that if the first floor was used as a bar it would mean a lot more noise and anti-social behaviour which would impact upon local residents.


The Sub Committee heard from Councillor Greenwell who stated that she was very concerned and confused about the application. At the original hearing residents and Councillors were assured that alcohol would be ancillary to food and there was no indication that there would be a dance floor on the premises.  Councillor Greenwell was concerned about the noise of recorded music affecting the residents.


The Sub Committee heard representations from Nigel Dyer, Planning Enforcement Officer, and Environmental Health Officers, Ella Smallcombe and Nick Dorman.  The Officers were concerned that, should the application be approved, it would alter the nature or use of the premises from a restaurant to a drinking establishment or night club.  This could lead to extensive  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.