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Application for New Premises Licence - Kim's Newsagents, 44 Eastfield Road, Peterborough pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Meeting of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

held at the Town Hall, Peterborough on Monday, 11 November 2014




1. Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence received.


2. Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


3. Application

44 Eastfield Road, Peterborough, PE1 4AN




Application Reference




Sub-Committee Members

Councillor (Chairman) Thacker

Councillor Lane

Councillor Davidson




Terri Martin, Regulatory Officer – Licensing

Colin Miles, Lawyer – Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee

Philippa Turvey, Senior Governance Officer – Clerk to the Sub-Committee





Mr Abdul Latif Hussani


Nature of Application

Application Type


Application for a new premises licence.


Authorisations and Times Applied For


  • Sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises


Monday to Sunday 09.00 to 02.00


  • Hours premises are open to the public


Monday to Sunday 05.00 to 02.00


Summary of New Premises Licence Application


In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, following the submission of an application for a new premises licence for 44 Eastfield Road, Peterborough, PE1 4AN, which had attracted representations from Responsible Authorities, Councillors, the local MP and members of the public, the Licensing Authority was required to hold a hearing.


A summary of the issues raised within the representations included:

·        If granted it would contribute to an increase in street drinking in the area.

·        If granted it could lead to a rise in anti-social behaviour.

·        If granted it would lead to an increase in noise and disturbance in the area.



Licensing Objective(s) under which representations were made

3.7                  1. The Prevention of Crime and Disorder

3.8                  2. The Prevention of Public Nuisance

3.9                  3. The Protection of Children from Harm

3.10               4. Public Safety


Parties/Representatives and witnesses present


The Licensing Authority


The Regulatory Officer, who presented the case on behalf of the Licensing Authority.




The Applicant, Mr Abdul Latif Hussani, and the Applicant’s Representatives, Mr Alais Alizada and Mr Kazemi Mohammed.


Responsible Authorities


PC Grahame Robinson, Cambridgeshire Constabulary.




Councillor Shearman.


Other Persons


Local residents, Mr Mike Fowler and Mr Steven Allen.



Pre-hearing considerations and any decisions taken by the Sub-Committee relating to ancillary matters

There were no pre-hearing considerations.



  Oral representations


The Regulatory Officer addressed the Sub-Committee and outlined the main points with regards to the application.  The key points raised in her address included the specific hours that have been applied for the sale of alcohol off the premises, the representations against the application received from three responsible authorities, the local MP, two local Councillors, 21 residents and a petition with 49 signatures.




Mr Alizada addressed the Sub-Committee. The key points raised during the address were as follows:

  • It was believed that those individuals who had signed the petition were not true objectors.
  • The Applicant did not want to contribute to any anti-social behaviour and would take the required action to prevent it.


Following questions from the Sub-Committee, the following points were made:

·         The business currently operated as a grocery store, however this business  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.