Agenda and minutes

Licensing of Alcohol and Gambling Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Trudi Angel 01442 228224 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2017.


The minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2017 were confirmed by the members present and then signed by the Chairman.



Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence. 



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


There were no declarations of interests.



Premises Licence application under the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:




The Sub-Committee were required to consider an application for grant of a premises licence for the following premises:

Tops Pizza

85 Waterhouse Street

Hemel Hempstead




The Chairman introduced herself, the members on the Sub-Committee and the officers present.


The Chairman asked the members of the Sub-Committee to confirm that they had read the agenda and advise if they were aware of the premises.  Councillors Conway and Fantham confirmed they had read the documents at hand and were aware of the premises.


The Chairman asked R Hill if the legal requirements had been complied with and if he had anything to add to the report. 


R Hill confirmed that the application met all legal requirements.  He said it was a new application, and that the premises was previously trading as Golden Star Chinese takeaway, which didn’t require a licence as it closed before 11pm.  Written objections had been submitted from one resident living near the premises, and they had been invited to the meeting but no response was received and no objectors were present. 


A letter from Hildigar Cameron, the applicant’s original representative, which had been sent to the objector prior to the hearing, offering to amend the application in response to the concerns expressed in the objection, was circulated and read by the committee; there were no questions. 


The Chairman asked the applicant and his representative if they wished to add anything to the report. 


A Baptiste began by apologising to the Sub-Committee on behalf of Ms Cameron who was absent as she was currently in Europe.  A Baptiste said that in light of the concerns expressed within the representations, Mr Yazdi had amended the application.  The application to serve food on site after 11pm had been withdrawn, and instead changed to delivery between 11pm – 1am.  He said that Mr Yazdi accepted that Sunday was a sensitive day, and suggested the possibility of delivery only until Midnight on that day. A Baptiste referred to the written clarification of points; he highlighted that customers would not be on the premises after 11pm, and that after that time, opaque blinds would be drawn.  A Baptiste accepted that this was a new application, but noted that no representations had been submitted by either the Police or Environmental Health Department.  A Baptiste submitted that under these new conditions, Mr Yazdi would be able to manage his staff to ensure noise was kept to a minimum.  A Baptiste said that the premises will have a comprehensive CCTV system, as per requirements of the Police.  A Baptist said that measured against Dacorum’s policy, the application met the requirements in respect of safety and light and noise pollution.  He said that it was a new, bright shop, which would contribute to Dacorum’s trading community.  A Baptiste re-iterated that customers would be unable to enter the site after 11pm.  A Baptiste concluded by saying that he had explained the review process to Mr Yazdi, and that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.