Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 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 Councillor A Hutchison be elcted as achir for 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.

 

 

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 was no exempt information.

 

 

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.  Supplementary information was submitted for Agenda Item 7, Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence for Convenience Store, 344A Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 7DJ.  This information had been published and distributed prior to the meeting.

 

 

5.

Declaration of Interests

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

 

 

6.

Certification of Films – Various Films Submitted by Hyde Park Picture House pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application for the certification of two films to be screened at The Pyramid Theatre, Leeds University Union, Leeds and Heart, Headingley, Leeds.  The screenings are scheduled to take place on the 23rd June 2022 and 3rd July 2022.

 

The applicant had provided links for the Sub-Committee to view the films and had recommended a 12 certificate in respect of the film titled ‘Khartoum Offside’ and a 15 certificate in respect of the film titled ‘The Deathless Woman’.  A synopsis for each of the films was detailed in an appendix to the report.

 

Robb Barham of the Leeds University Union was in attendance to answer any questions from the Sub-Committee.

 

Members of the Sub-Committee agreed with the recommendations for the certification of the films.

 

RESOLVED – That the film ‘Khartoum Offside’ be given a 12 Rating and ‘The Deathless Woman’ be given a 15 rating.

 

 

7.

Application for the grant of a premises licence for Convenience Store, 344A Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 7DJ pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application for the grant of a Premises Licence at Convenience Store, 344A Dewsbury Road, Leeds.

 

The Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee explained the procedures to be followed and the Principal Licensing Officer outlined the application.

 

The application was for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises from 08:00 to 23:00 every day.

 

This was a first application for a licence at these premises and the application had attracted representations from West Yorkshire Police, Environmental Health and Public Health.  Conditions to satisfy the representations from West Yorkshire Police and Environmental Health had been agreed and those representations had been withdrawn.  The representation from Public Health remained outstanding and was for consideration by the Sub-Committee.

 

The following were in attendance:

 

Mr R Jordan – Representing the applicant

Mr K Muhammad – Applicant

 

Nicola Kelly-Johnson – Public Health

 

The applicant’s representative addressed the Sub-Committee. Issues highlighted included the following:

 

·  In response to concerns that the granting of an application would potentially compromise the licensing objectives, it was reported that this would not be the case as full staff training would be provided.

·  There would not be the sale of low cost alcohol.

·  There were no outstanding objections from West Yorkshire Police or Environmental Health.

·  There had been no previous issues at the premises with sale of age restricted goods to under age customers.

·  There were other premises nearby that had a 24 hour licence.

·  The alcohol would be purchased in small quantities from wholesalers and it would not be viable to sell on at low cost.

·  With regards to concerns regarding the application not meeting the objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder there had not been any outstanding objection from the police.  Likewise with regards to potential for anti-social behaviour and the withdrawal of the Environmental Health representation.

·  The applicant had been trading for 11 years and would promote the licensing objectives.  Conditions had been agreed with the Police and Environmental Health.  There would be full staff training and CCTV was in operation at the premises.  There was no intention of selling to under age customers.

 

The applicant addressed the Sub-Committee.  He reiterated that there would not be low cost alcohol on sale.  The premises were very small and had CCTV in operation.  He wanted to sell alcohol as this had been requested by customers.

 

The applicant’s representative concluded that with the conditions and staff training provided that the licence should be granted.  The Challenge 25 policy would be in operation and there would not be cheap alcohol for sale.

 

The Public Health representative addressed the Sub-Committee.  Issues highlighted included the following:

 

·  There was no inference that there would be sales to children.  There was concern that children were exposed to alcohol via sales to adults.

·  The area was saturated with premises that sold alcohol.

·  The Sub-Committee was informed of the matrix used by Public Health to determine the risk of harm from alcohol.  This included factors such  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.