Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 12th November, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: Remote

Contact: Governance Services  Copies of the full report with appendices are available on request from the clerk. For details of the new premises licence please contact Entertainment Licensing on 0113 378 5029 after the hearing.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of the Chair

To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor B Garner be elected to Chair for the duration of the meeting.

 

 

2.

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 and Scrutiny Support at least 24 hours before the meeting)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

 

 

3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

1)  To highlight reports or appendices which:

 

a)  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.

 

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

 

c)  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

 

2)  To note that under the Licensing Procedure rules, the press and the public will be excluded from that part of the hearing where Members will deliberate on each application as it is in the public interest to allow the Members to have a full and frank debate on the matter before them.

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

 

 

4.

Late Items

To identify any applications as late items of business which have been admitted to the agenda for consideration

 

 (the special circumstances shall be identified in the minutes)

 

Minutes:

There were no late items.

 

 

5.

Declarations 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.

 

 

6.

Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence for Lost At Sea Restaurant 1 Ground Floor, Unit 11, Central Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6DX pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) that advises Members of an application made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") for a new premises licence in respect of Lost At Sea

Restaurant 1 Ground Floor, Unit 11, Central Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6DX.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advised Members of an application made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") for a new premises licence in respect of Lost At Sea Restaurant, 1 Ground Floor, Unit 11, Central Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6DX.

 

The Legal Adviser to the Sub Committee set out the procedure to be followed and the Senior Licensing Officer outlined the application.

 

In summary, the application was for:

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol, Plays, Films, Live Music, Recorded Music, Performance of Dance and Entertainment of a Similar Description to Live Music, Recorded Music or Performances of Dance - Everyday 10:00 -02:00

 

Late Night Refreshment - Everyday 23:00 - 02:00

 

The application had received a total of 31 individual letters of objection and a letter from a ward Councillor, all of which were opposed to the application on the grounds of crime and disorder and public nuisance.

 

The following were in attendance:

 

Mr Neil Smedley (Applicant)

Mr Paddy Whur, Woods Whur Ltd (Applicant’s representative)

Mr James Greenhalgh (Local business owner, objector)

Ms Natasha Handley (Witness for Mr Greenhalgh)

Ms Fay Kesby (Witness for Mr Greenhalgh)

Mr Leon Fleming (Witness for Mr Greenhalgh)

 

Mr Whur addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of the applicant, noting that the application has been submitted predominantly to allow the premises to serve an alcoholic drink to customers during their appointment at the barbers, and to then open the barber shop again in the evening as a bar, with 20 seats. Members were advised that a selection of bottled beers, wines and gin would be available to purchase, and that a percentage of sales would be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. There would be no draught beers served on the premises. Mr Whur noted that although the premises is situated in the Cumulative Impact Area, along with the majority of the city centre, it does not fall within the ‘Red Zone’. Mr Whur advised Members that the applicant is committed to being a careful and considerate neighbour and promoting an inclusive environment, by managing a robust operating schedule, as agreed by West Yorkshire Police, along with carrying out comprehensive risk assessments and continuing to work with those who have concerns.

 

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, Mr Smedley confirmed that the premises will cease operation as a barbers and become a bar between approximately 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m., with no intention to become a bar similar to establishments on the nearby Call Lane with music at the same level as during the day. Additionally, it was confirmed that the food offering will be cold seafood from the Leeds Kirkgate Market and the entrance via the arcade would not be used once the premises stopped functioning as a barber shop.

 

Mr Greenhalgh, owner of the neighbouring premises ‘Flamingos Coffee House’, addressed the Sub-Committee. Mr Greenhalgh advised Members that his premises is the only alcohol-free and accessible LGBTQ+ venue in Leeds, which is considered a safe space  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.