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Note: Adjourned until Friday, 23 October 2020 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


No apologies for absence were received.


To declare any interest Members may have in the applications being considered. When declaring an interest a Member must state what their interest is.


Cllr Steve Thompson declared a non-prejudicial interest in that he knew one of the members of the public, Mrs Claire Parks, who intended to speak at this meeting of the Panel, as Mrs Parks had previously been an employee of Cllr Thompson approximately 5 years ago. However, Cllr Thompson confirmed that he had not discussed this matter with Mrs Parks and this view had been agreed by the Panel’s legal advisor.


Consideration of Application for a Premises Licence for the Troie And Mivan, 68 -69 High Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0BB pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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The Licensing Panel was asked to determine an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of a premises known as Troie and Mivan at 68-69 High Street, Gravesend, DA11 0BB.

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and went through the process he intended to follow during the Panel. He further explained that once everyone had made their submissions and all questions had been answered, the hearing would close to all parties except the Panel and the Council’s Legal Advisor, for the Panel to consider their decision. The decision would then be published within 5 working days.

The Senior Licensing Officer gave a brief overview of the application and background information to the Panel.

On 20 March 2020 an application was received from Keystone Law Limited on behalf of the applicant, Mr M D Wahiduzzaman Akanda for the grant of a premises licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the premises located at 68-69 High Street, Gravesend, DA11 0BB.

The application was for:

·                     Live music, recorded music, performance of dance and anything of a similar description – Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 04:00 hrs.

·                     Late night refreshments Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 04:00 hrs.

·                     On and off sales of alcohol Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 04:00 hrs.

For all of the above, the following was also requested:

·                     At the commencement of British Summer time 10:00 to 05:00 hrs

·                     On New Year’s Eve from the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on the following day (or it there was no permitted hours on the following day, midnight 31st December.

The Panel was advised that the Police, in consultation with the applicant’s agent, had agreed conditions and had withdrawn their objection to this application.

The Senior Licensing Officer advised that Cllr Brian Sangha would be speaking on behalf of residents who had submitted a representation in relation to this application.

The Chair invited the applicant’s agent to address the Panel who explained the application and described in some detail the each of the 22 conditions. He also drew the Panel’s attention to the supplementary agenda which contained details of the revised operation of the premises and the condition 3, 6, 11, 12, 13 and 14 which had been amended as a result of discussion with the Police together with three additional conditions which were being proposed.

The main points of the agent’s submission were as follows:

·         The premises would be split into two from an operational point of view and the Mivan cocktail bar and restaurant would be run from the ground and first floor with the Troie Nightclub operating in the basement. It was noted that regulated entertainment was only being requested in the basement.

·         Page 11 of the supplementary agenda contained a floor plan of the premises and showed a hatched area on the ground floor. This area was for standing room only and would not have a waiting service.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.