Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services  37 88662

Items
No. Item

113.

Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)

 

(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

 

114.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information

 

Minutes:

There were no items identified where it was considered necessary to exclude the press or public from the meeting due to the nature of the business to be considered.

 

115.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

 

Minutes:

Although there were no formal late items of business, the Chair did accept the inclusion of two items of supplementary information: the first was a letter from the Parks and Countryside Service which addressed a number of concerns from local residents. The second item was from a member of the public who provided extra information in response to supplementary information provided by the operator (Minute No. 118 referred)

116.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests made at the meeting.

 

117.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors; B Gettings, K Groves, C Knight and G Wilkinson.

118.

Application to Vary a Premises Licence held by Roundhay Park, Princess Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds 8 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory which sets out details of an application which seeks a variation to increase the capacity of the existing premises licence of 19,999 to a capacity of 79,999 at Roundhay Park, Princess Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds 8

 

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory submitted a report which set out details of an application which sought a variation to increase the capacity of the existing premises licence of 19,999 to a capacity of 79,999 at Roundhay Park, Princess Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds 8.

 

Members considered supplementary information in respect of a letter from the Parks and Countryside Service which addressed a number of concerns from local residents. A second letter was received from a local resident responding to information provided by the operator. 

 

It was reported that twenty individual letters had been received opposing the application concerned about the negative impact of large scale events on the local area. One letter was received in support of the application.

 

Members heard from two local resident about their concerns of anti-social behaviour and disturbance while the event was ongoing and the negative impact to wildlife within the park

 

Members were informed that the Licensing Authority and the Planning Authority had raised concerns about public safety, but following discussions with the operator, two additional conditions had been included on the operating schedule which addressed those concerns.

 

Officers confirmed that there were no further large scale events planned for the park

 

Members expressed concern that the application was being considered less than three months before this large event was due to take place with ticket sales already in excess of 100,000.

 

The Committee were of the view that should similar future applications be made, they should be considered earlier.

 

At this point the Committee went into closed session to allow a full and frank discussion of the application 

 

The meeting returned to open session

 

RESOLVED – That, subject to the inclusion of two additional conditions (as agreed with the Licensing Authority and Planning Authority), the application to vary the premises license increasing the capacity of the venue from 19,999 to 79,999 be granted.

 

119.

Licensing Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To consider the contents of the Licensing Committee Work Programme for 2019/20.

 

 

(Copy attached)

Minutes:

Members considered the contents of the Licensing Committee Work Programme for 2019/20.

 

Members noted that the following items had been scheduled for the next meeting:

 

·  Licensing Procedure Rules, the Code of Practice for Determining Licensing Matters and Prescribed Licensing Training

·  Licensing Committee – Annual Governance Arrangements

·  Leeds response to DfT Consultation on Statutory Guidance for Licensing Authorities

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the Licensing Committee Work Programme for 2019/20 be approved.

 

120.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Friday, 24th May 2019 at 10.30am in the Civic Hall, Leeds.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note that the next meeting will take place on Friday, 24th May 2019 at 10.30am in the Civic Hall, Leeds.