Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 5th March, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions

Contact: Governance Services  Agenda papers will be published on the Council’s website ahead of each meeting. For details of the new premises licence please contact Entertainment Licensing on 0113 378 5029 after the hearing.

No. Item


Election of the Chair

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


RESOLVED – That Councillor Buckley be elected Chair 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.


The agenda contained no exempt information.



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)



There were no late items of business.



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 interest were made.



Certification of a Film - Oska Bright Film Festival: Short Film Showcase pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory advises the Licensing Sub Committee Members of an application for the certification of a number of short films, to be screened as part of the Oska Bright Film Festival on 13th March 2024, at Hyde Park Picture House.

Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory advised Members of an application for the certification of a number of short films, to be screened as part of the Oska Bright Film Festival on 13th March 2024, at Hyde Park Picture House.


The Licensing Officer presented the application providing the following points:

  • The application was received from Hyde Park Picture House to have ten short films certified as they were not currently certified by the BBFC.
  • A list of the films requiring certification was appended to the report at Appendix A and a synopsis had been provided for each film along with the applicant’s recommended classification of 12A for each film.
  • Members had been provided with links to access the films but these were not included within the published agenda.
  • The BBFC had been made available for Members via a link in the report.
  • Supplementary information had been circulated which provided the comments of officers on the films.


RESOLVED – To apply the classification of 12A to the following films as requested:

·  A Tale of Swords and Smoke

·  Dead Cat Film

·  Unscarfed

·  Glitch

·  Holiday Maker

·  My Cameras

·  The Cunning

·  What I am hiding from you

·  Good Vibrations

·  Chicken



Application to Vary a Premises Licence held by Nisa 2 Ash Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3JF pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration on an application to vary a premises licence made by Everyday Stores Limited, for Nisa, 2 Ash Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3JF.

Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory, requested Members consideration of an application submitted by Everyday Stores Limited to vary a premises licence held by NISA, 2 Ash Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3JF.


The following attended the hearing:

Sarah Blenkhorn, Licensing Officer, West Yorkshire Police

Susan Duckworth, Principal Licensing Officer, LCC Entertainment Licensing

Don Mort – Local Democracy Reporter.

Councillor J Pryor – Headingley and Hyde Park ward Councillor (part)


The applicant did not attend the hearing. The Legal Officer outlined the procedure for the hearing where the applicant did not attend and the options available to the Sub Committee. Members heard that the applicant was aware of the date and time of the hearing, having been served with the Notice of Hearing and associated documents. Members were also informed that the applicant had been represented by ‘Licensing Matters’ – a licensing consultancy firm – until 28th February 2024, when the Licensing Authority was advised that Licensing Matters would no longer represent the applicant and had returned all documentation to them. The applicant had not contacted the Licensing Authority to advise whether they would or would not attend. Having canvassed the views of the parties present on whether to proceed in the absence of the applicant or to adjourn the hearing to a specified date, the Sub Committee resolved to continue in the applicant’s absence and to take their written submission into account.


The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the application proposed to extend the terminal hour for the Sale by Retail of Alcohol to 03:00 hours daily, to extend the terminal hour of Late Night Refreshment to 05:00 hours daily, and to allow the premises to open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The premises lay within the Headingley Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) area and had attracted representations from West Yorkshire Police, local residents, local ward councillors and the Licensing Authority. The Sub Committee noted that no local ward councillors or local residents attended the hearing and resolved to take their written submissions into consideration in their absence.


The Sub Committee then heard from the representative of West Yorkshire Police (WYP) who highlighted that WYP had identified a number of issues associated with the application which essentially sought 24 hours opening with sale of alcohol for 22 hours, every day.


-  The premises lay within the Headingley CIA area, at the junction of Ash Road and North Lane – North Lane being identified as one of the top streets for reported incidents of crime and disorder. Members were referred to the table at page 99 of the agenda which presented calls to WYP for service in the last two years. A number were attributed to “Everyday Stores/NISA” – the application site, either because it was involved in the incident, or because the caller has used the premises as a location to direct WYP to. The calls showed that incidents of crime and disorder were regularly reported at this location.

-  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.