Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 4th August, 2021 11.00 am, NEW

Venue: New Council Chamber - Town Hall, Reigate

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Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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There were none.


Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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There were none.


Licensing Hearing Procedure pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To note the attached procedure which will be followed by the Licensing & Regulatory Sub-Committee, at the discretion of the Chairman, when considering the application at agenda item 4.


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RESOLVED to note the procedure note to be followed by the discretion of the Chairman.


Application to Grant a New Premises Licence for Tesco, 203 Fir Tree Road, Epsom Downs. pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider an application for a new premises licence, against which a representation has been received.

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In attendance and speaking at the meeting:



Hardish Purewal – Licensing Manager

Neil Banks – Area Manager

Fayez Butt – Store Manager


The Sub-Committee was asked to consider an application for a new premises licence, against which a representation had been received.


Full details of the application were as set out in the report.


The Chairman asked if any agreement had been reached in relation to the issues in dispute. No agreement was identified.


The Licensing Officer presented the report and provided an outline of the application and the issues for consideration by the Sub-Committee. It was identified that the public representation that had been received during the relevant period contained some matters not covered by the licensing regime.


Ms Purewal addressed the Sub-Committee and made a statement with regard to the following points:


·       Tesco had a “Good Neighbour” policy which was outlined.

·       They have a good relationship with the police, who had raised no objections to the application.

·       Dialogue would continue with responsible authorities if matters arose.

·       All staff training was documented, and training was explained.

·       Tesco had a “Think 25” policy in respect of the sale of alcohol.

·       The store was to be installed with CCTV, linked to their Hub. They also had a security team.

·       Deliveries of alcohol would make up part of their regular deliveries to the store.

·       Permission was sought for a late-night refreshment licence for a coffee machine.

·       In terms of noise, customers would be asked to leave quietly, and notices to leave quietly would be erected.


The Chairman opened the floor to questions, during the course of which the following matters were raised:


·       The applicant explained that the store was primarily for local residents. Tesco had many similar shops in the local area and anti-social behaviour was rarely an issue.

·       The applicant confirmed that staff training was vast, and the amount of training delivered to individual staff members depended on their experience. Training plans were updated annually.

·       This store was not currently designated for home deliveries, but this was an aspect of the business that may be considered in the future.

·       In respect of selling alcohol at the store whilst the Epsom Derby was being held, it was explained that these types of events rarely attracted issues.  There were closer stores to the Epsom Racecourse than this particular store, however if required, security guards would be considered.


·       The applicant confirmed that a risk assessment was carried out in respect of deliveries and road safety. Traffic was monitored to determine the best time for delivery Tesco’s delivery truck sizes varied, and generally smaller ones were used for convenience stores which were quieter. Tesco was also investing in more electric vehicles.


The Chairman ascertained that everyone had the opportunity to put questions or seek clarifications and then invited the attending party to make closing remarks.


Ms Purewal concluded that Tesco’s policies upheld the licensing objectives, they had an excellent relationship with the authorities and no objections to the licence had been raised by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Mediated Application pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To note and confirm the following application determined through mediation without the need for a hearing:


a)    21/00821/LAPREM for a new premises licence: J Golding Group Newsagents, 153 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2NT

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RESOLVED that the following application determined through mediation be NOTED AND APPROVED;


a)    21/00821/LAPREM for a new premises licence: J Golding Group Newsagents, 153 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2NT.