Venue: Leeds Civic Hall, Rooms 6&7
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.
Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – That Councillor Paul Wray be elected as Chair for the duration of the meeting.
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)
There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.
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.
There were no exempt 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)
The were no late items. However, there was supplementary information which had been published and circulated to all relevant parties.
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
No declarations of interests were made at the meeting.
To consider the report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory for an application made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") to vary a premises licence in respect of Kamala Food and Wine 430 Leeds & Bradford Road, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 1EP.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requested Members consideration for an application to vary a premises licence held by Kamala Food and Wine 430 Leeds and Bradford Road, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 1EP.
In attendance at the meeting were:
· Mr Kanthasamy Senthuran – Applicant
· Mr Ian Rushton – Applicant’s Representative
· Cllr Kevin Ritchie – Bramley and Stanningley Ward Councillor
The Licensing Officer presented the application providing the following information:
· The existing licence authorises sale by retail of alcohol Monday to Saturday 08:00 until 21:00 and Sunday 10:00 until 21:00. This application was to vary the hours to 00:00 23:59 (24 hours) every day.
· The licensing authority received an application to convert from a justice’s licence to a premises licence in 2005. This licence was granted as applied for and issued in November 2005.
· In November 2020 the licensing authority received a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) change and a licence transfer application both to Mr Kanthasamy Senthuran, the current licence holder.
· This application requests to extend the opening hours and sale of alcohol hours to everyday 00:00 to 23:59 (24 hours). The application explained that between the hours of 00:00 to 05:00, admission of customers would be controlled via a security lock on the door.
· The applicant proposed to promote the licensing objectives by taking the additional steps identified in Section 16 of the application form attached to the submitted report at Appendix A.
· Representation had been received from West Yorkshire Police in their capacity as a responsible authority. It was noted that agreements had been reached between the applicant and the West Yorkshire Police prior to the hearing and the representation had been withdrawn. A copy of the representation and the agreement were attached to the submitted report at Appendix D.
· Entertainment Licensing was in receipt of 23 individual letters of objections from members of the public, an objection from the ward councillors and a letter from a member pf parliament. All objections were on the grounds of public nuisance. It was noted that 2 representations received had expressed concerns that they may be at risk of retribution. Redacted copies of all the representations were appended to the report at Appendix E.
Mr Rushton informed the Sub-Committee of the following points:
· This is a general convenience store selling the usual goods of newspapers, bread, milk and alcohol. Alcohol sales are approximately 10-15% of all sales.
· The applicant, Mr Senthuran lives in the Harehills area of Leeds and became the owner of Kamla Food and Wine in November 2020, taking on a long term lease for the shop, he wants to invest in the premises and the area. Mr Senthuran has worked in retail for 6 years and has a personal licence and will be the DPS, he also has experience of working in licensed premises.
· The original application had been for a 24 hour premises licence, however, this is too much and to long for this area. Therefore, the decision has been taken to reduce the hours ... view the full minutes text for item 6.