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Appointment of Chair


Cllr David Hughes was appointed Chair. He thanked Cllrs Keith Anderson and Surinder Purewal for their attendance.


75 Salisbury Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Application for the grant of a premises licence.

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Notification of decision following a Licensing Panel hearing to determine an application for a premises licence


PREMISES: 75 Salisbury Road, Hounslow, TW4 7NW



TO:    Pahitharan Selvarajah





THAT following a hearing before the Licensing and General Purposes Sub

Committee (the Licensing Panel)


ON 07 March 2017


HOUNSLOW COUNCIL, as the Licensing Authority for the premises




·That the application for the grant of a premises licence in relation to the supply of alcohol off the premises be REJECTED.






The Licensing Panel carefully considered all the relevant information including:


·       written and oral representations by all the parties

·       the Licensing Act 2003 and the steps appropriate to promote licensing objectives

·       the guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act

·       Hounslow Council’s Licensing Policy

·       the Human Rights Act 1998



This was an application for the grant of a new premises licence under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of 75 Salisbury Road, Hounslow. The application was submitted by Mr Pahitharan Selvarajah and was to permit the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises from Monday to Sunday between the hours of 10:00 and 22:00. The hours the premises are open to the public was 07:00 to 22:00 Monday to Sunday.



The Panel noted that the premises were located within the Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP) zone.


Representations were received from two responsible authorities (the Metropolitan Police and the Licensing Enforcement Officer) in relation to the fact that the premises were situated in the Borough’s Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP) zone and there were 35 representations from local residents in the form of a petition expressing concern that the grant of a licence would possibly result in an increase in crime & disorder and public nuisance.


Council Licensing Enforcement Officer Keiran Hinchliffe advised that all applications submitted for premises within the CIP carried a presumption of refusal if any objections were received. In such cases it was down to the applicant to address concerns that the licensing objectives would not be promoted by the grant of the licence. The premises were situated in the CIP zone and Hounslow West ward accounted for 37 “decannings” in the last financial year, 9.5% of the total across the Borough. The premises were situated in a parade of shops within a highly residential area and there was an issue with street drinkers and the associated public nuisance and anti-social behaviour (ASB), such as littering and public urination. Mr Hinchliffe acknowledged that the operating schedule was well produced but did not believe that it sufficiently addressed the concerns specific to the area of the CIP zone and so he urged the Panel to reject the application.


PC Steve Pellowe, Metropolitan Police Licensing Officer for Hounslow, advised that there were already two licensed premises in the same parade of shops as the applicant’s premises, plus a third within half a mile. The police were objecting to the application on the grounds of the crime & disorder and  ...  view the full decision text for item 2.


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Hounslow Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 4 MB