Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 16th November, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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.

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of the Chair

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Cllr Paul Wray be elected as 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.

Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.

Minutes:

No declarations of interests were made at the meeting.

6.

Review of the Premises Licence for Mama Mia Convenience Store Ltd, 274 Harehills Lane, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 7BD pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory informs Members that West Yorkshire Trading Standards has served on the licensing authority an application under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003 for a review of a premises licence in respect of Mama Mia Convenience Store, 274 Harehills Lane, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 7BD.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory informed Members that West Yorkshire Trading Standards had served on the licensing authority an application under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003 for a review of a premises licence in respect of Mama Mia Convenience Store, 274 Harehills Lane, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 7BD.

 

In attendance at the meeting were:

·  David Strover (Trading Standards) – review applicant

·  Jason Bethell (Trading Standards) – witness on behalf of the review applicant

·  David Mullins (Trading Standards) – observing

·  Lisa Harrison (Trading Standards) – observing

·  Duncan Craig (Citadel Chambers) – Barrister representing licence holder Mama Mia Convenience Store Ltd

·  Ali Mohamad – Director of Mama Mia Convenience Store Ltd and proposed DPS

·  PC Andy Clifford (West Yorkshire Police, Licensing) – responsible authority supporting the review application

·  Sgt, Fred Winster (West Yorkshire Police, Neighbourhood Policing) – responsible authority supporting the review application

·  Carmel Brennand (Entertainment Licensing) – responsible authority supporting the review application

·  Cllr Salma Arif – representing Gipton and Harehills Ward Members – in support of the application review.

 

The Committee had been made aware that the two applications to be heard related to the same premises at Mama Mia’s Convenience Store and involved some common parties. To ensure all information that may be relevant to each item was with the committee before each decision was made, the committee proposed to hear both applications and the representations against each application before making a decision on either.

 

Prior to the start of the meeting the Licensing Authority and the Legal Adviser had been made aware that the premises licence holder Mr Mohamad’s first language was not English, he had therefore requested a translator. However, given the short notice a translator was not available.

 

Mr Craig the representative for Mr Mohamad addressed the Licensing Sub Committee to advise them that he wished to adjourn the meeting until a translator could be present.  He wished to ensure that his client was able to fully understand the proceedings.

 

The Licensing Sub Committee discussed the issue and were of the view that Mr Mohamad should be able to fully understand the proceedings and that a translator should be requested to attend to assist Mr Mohamad.

 

The Chair apologised for the inconvenience caused and requested that a date be set when the application could be heard.

 

The Licensing Officer suggested that the next available date would be 11th January 2022 at 10:00am.

 

RESOLVED – To adjourn the meeting until 11th January 2022, at 10:00am and that a translator be requested to attend.

 

 

7.

Application to vary a premises licence held by Mama Mia Convenience Store Ltd, 274 Harehills Lane, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 7BD, to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor pdf icon PDF 105 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory set out an application to vary a premises licence held by Mama Mia Convenience Store Ltd, 274 Harehills Lane, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 7BD, to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory submitted a report advising Members of an application to vary a premises licence held by Mama Mia Convenience Store Ltd, 274 Harehills Lane, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 7BD, to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor.

 

Licensing Sub Committee were aware that this application related to the previous item and were due to consider evidence for both applications prior to making a decision. However, the Members were advised that the applicant Mr Mohamad’s first language was not English and that he had requested a translator.

 

The Licensing Sub Committee were of the view that this application should be adjourned, to allow a translator to be requested for Mr Mohamed to fully understand and engage in the proceedings.

 

RESOLVED – To adjourn the meeting until 11th January 2022, at 10:00am and that a translator be requested to attend.