Decision details

Application for a Premises Licence: Hoxton Spirits HQ, 1st floor, 2-4 Holywell Lane, Hackney EC2A 4QS

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




The Licensing Sub-Committee in considering this decision from the information

presented to it within the report and at the hearing of Tuesday 16 January 2024

has determined that having regard to the promotion of all the licensing



·  The prevention of crime and disorder;

·  Public safety;

·  Prevention of public nuisance; and

·  The protection of children from harm,


The application for a premises licence has been approved in accordance with the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the proposed conditions set out in paragraph 8.1 of the report as applied for with the following amendments agreed with the Applicant.


? The hours for licensable activities, shall be, as agreed:


Supply of Alcohol


Monday to Saturday 10:00-23:00

Sunday    10:00-22:00


Opening hours


Monday to Saturday 10:00-23:00

Sunday    10:00-22:00


The Applicant agreed amendments to the following conditions on page 72 of the application report:


·Delete Condition 10.


·Condition 6 shall be amended to read as follows:


‘Alcohol orders shall be supplied by delivery only’.


·Condition 8 shall be amended to read as follows:


‘General members of the public shall not be permitted on the premises to purchase alcohol.’


The Applicant agreed to the following additional conditions:


·  No more than two delivery drivers at any one time shall stand and wait outside the premises to collect drink orders.


·  The Premises Licence Holder shall provide a Delivery Management Plan to include a code of conduct, for staff for noise nuisance in the building and requirement for no queueing outside the premises to be approved by the Licensing Authority.


Reasons for the decision


The application for a premises licence has been approved because the Licensing Sub-Committee was satisfied that the licensing objectives would not be undermined.


The Sub-Committee acknowledged that the Applicant had made representations that the application was for off sales only and that the alcohol was not distilled on site. The Sub-Committee noted that alcohol sales were through postal and Internet sales. There was no public access to the premises. The Applicant would use the stairwell on premises to ensure it did not affect local residences.


The Sub-Committee recognised that the Applicant had amended their application by withdrawing the click and collect element of the application to prevent any potential noise nuisance or disturbance to local residences. The Sub-Committee took into account that alcohol sales were managed through a third-party delivery firm that they used called Quiver. The Sub-Committee noted that delivery drivers were instructed to park in a designated area and not on the red route.


  The Sub-Committee took into account that the Licensing Authority had made representations on the grounds of Public Nuisance. The Licensing Authority welcomed the news that the Applicant had amended the application to remove the click and collect element. The Sub-Committee took into consideration that the Licensing Authority were now satisfied that the licensing objective would not be undermined and that their concerns were alleviated by the amendments to the application.


The Sub-Committee noted that the Other Person, who was the freeholder of the premises, had withdrawn their representation before the hearing following discussions with the Applicant.


Having taken all of the above factors into consideration the Licensing Sub-Committee was satisfied that this application could be approved without the licensing objectives being undermined.

Publication date: 31/01/2024

Date of decision: 16/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2024 - Licensing Sub Committee D

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