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Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – To elect Councillor J Gibson to the 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 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)
There were no formal late items. However, there was supplementary information in relation to Agenda Item 7 - Application for the grant of a premises licence for Public Realm Leeds Dock, Armouries Drive, Hunslet, Leeds.
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.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advises Members of an application for the certification of a number of short films to be shown at Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD. The films will be screened on the 9th & 10th September 2023.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advised Members of an application received from Hyde Park Picture House to have a total of 2 feature length films and a series of 7 short films certified as they were not currently certified by the BBFC. The screenings were planned to take place on the 9th & 10th September 2023 at Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD.
A copy of the current BBFC Classification Guidelines were provided for the Sub Committee.
A list detailing each film requesting certification was appended to the submitted report at Appendix A, which included links to view the films online, a synopsis for each film and the applicant’s recommended classification.
To assist Members officers of the Licensing Authority had viewed each film requesting certification and provided comments in accordance with BBFC guidelines, which was attached to the report at Appendix B.
A representative of Hyde Park Picture House was available by phone to answer any questions Members of the Licensing Sub Committee had.
RESOLVED – To apply the certification as recommended by the applicant and within the guidelines of the BBFC.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration on an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Allied London One Ltd, for Public Realm Leeds Dock, Armouries Drive, Hunslet, Leeds.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requested Members consideration on an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Allied London One Ltd, for Public Realm Leeds Dock, Armouries Drive, Hunslet, Leeds.
In attendance for this item were:
The Legal Officer set out the procedure for the hearing.
The Licensing Officer presented the following information:
· This was the first application for a premises licence. The applicant’s name was Allied London One Ltd.
· The proposed designated premises supervisor will be Alexander Webb-Ingall
· The application was for:
o Sale of Alcohol
o Live Music
o Recorded Music
o Performance of Dance
o Anything of a Similar Description
o Every Day 08:00 – 22.00
· The application was for a licence to cover the external areas, no buildings contained within the area to be licensed.
· A redacted version of the application had been attached at Appendix A.
· The applicant proposed to promote the licensing objectives by taking the steps identified in the operating schedule which was attached at Appendix B.
· A map which identified the location of these premises was attached at Appendix C.
· There had been no representations from responsible authorities.
· The application had attracted representation from members of the public. The licensing authority was in receipt of eighteen individual letters of objection, a joint letter from the Ward Councillors, and one from the 3rd Ward Councillor all of which were opposed to this application on the grounds of public nuisance.
· It was noted that representations had been received from members of the public who had expressed concern that they may be at risk of retribution should their details be made public. As such their personal details had been redacted and they remained anonymous. Redacted copies of the representations were attached at Appendix D of the report.
· The Licensing Authority had also received 2 letters of support which were attached at Appendix E.
The Applicant’s representative Rebecca Lowe provided the following information to the Sub-Committee:
· The Leeds Dock had not started as an area for licensable activities but over a number of years Temporary Event Notices (TEN’s) had been secured as part of the Waterfront Festival which had been going for 12 years and Leeds light Night for 7 years. In that time Mr Webb-Ingall had overseen these events, and it was noted he used to work for Leeds City Council as an events manager.
· Members were informed that a licence for the public realm area of the Leeds Dock would reduce the administrative burden of having to use TEN’s. The key factors for this application were to allow larger events to take place, as well as small scale events and remove the ... view the full minutes text for item 7.