Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 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

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Downes be elected to the 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 Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal.

 

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 formal late items, however there was some supplementary information provided to Members at the meeting relating to item 9 – grant of a premises license for Moor Allerton Sports and Social Club, which included:

-  A statement provided by the applicant

-  Audio evidence of noise pollution and a photograph showing the proximity of the centre and residential, provided by an objector, Mr Mann

(Minute 9 refers)

5.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

 

 

6.

Certification Of Films pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer of Elections and Regulatory outlining an application for the certification of films to be shown at the Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, on 29th December 2018.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Election and Regulatory presented an application for the certification of films to be shown at the Hyde Park Picture House on 29th December 2018.

 

The Licensing Officer presented the report and informed the Sub-Committee that the application had been received as the films had not been classified by the BBFC. The report outlined a brief synopsis of the films to be shown and the various classifications for each.

Wendy Cook from Hyde Park Picture House addressed the Sub-Committee and provided some context of the partnership work with London Festival and informed the Sub-Committee that classifications U and PG were desired.

Members queried why the second series of films were seeking U instead of PG. They were informed that it is more dramatic and best suited for an older audience.

The Licensing Sub-Committee carefully considered the application, the report and the representations made at the hearing.

RESOLVED- That the application be granted as applied for.

 

7.

Application for the grant of a premises license for Deli/Bistro 55 Austhorpe Road, Leeds, LS15 SEQ pdf icon PDF 163 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory on an application for the grant of a premises license for Deli/Bistro 55 Austhorpe Road, Leeds, LS15 SEQ.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was settled prior to the hearing.

 

8.

Application for the grant of a premises licence for Jump Inc 1 Benyon Park Way, Holbeck, Leeds, LS12 6DP pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory on an application for the grant of a premises license for Jump Inc 1 Benyon Park Way, Holbeck, Leeds, LS12 6DP.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Election and Regulatory presented an application for the grant of a premises license for Jump Inc 1 Benyon Park Way, Holbeck, Leeds, LS12 6DP.

 

In summary, the application sought the grant of a premises license for:

Sale of alcohol - Everyday 09:00 – 22:00

 

Members heard the application was before them as a representation had been received from a Ward Councillor.

 

Representatives from Futures Ltd, Gary Heppinstall, Manager and Lee Shipley, Owner, addressed the Sub-Committee. In response to the initial concerns raised from the objector, Members were informed that customers would not be able to consume alcohol whilst using the facilities. The Sub-Committee heard that Futures Ltd, had been in contact with the objector with an attempt to negotiate, suggesting for the opening hours to be reduced, however the objector did not wish to negotiate.

 

Members heard of the company’s wristband procedure, of which customers wearing wristbands would not be served an alcoholic drink if they were wearing one and would have to sacrifice the wristband if they wished to purchase alcohol; further enabling staff to distinguish customers using the facilities.

 

In response to Members questions, the following points were raised:

-  Futures Ltd, had recently obtained a premises license for another site in Lincoln, with the same proposed hours and it was reported that there had been no issues.

-  The intention for early operating hours, was to provide flexibility around corporate parties, should they want a drink after the activity.

-  The main focus on weekends was to provide provision for toddler group sessions, with the option for adults, to have a beer or glass of wine.

-  The types of proposed drinks offered a selection of canned/bottled beers & small bottled wines, all of which will be served in a plastic cups.

-  Holds a seating capacity of 100-120 and the majority of their customers are children.

-  Staff training will be provided, to identify customers above the limit of alcohol consumption and CCTV is proposed to provide further monitoring measures.

-  Patrons would not be allowed to take alcoholic beverages to any external areas.

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee carefully considered the application, the report and the representations made at the hearing.

 

RESOLVED- That the application be granted as applied for.

 

9.

Application for the grant of a premises licence for Moor Allerton Sports And Social Centre Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS17 6EL pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory on an application for the grant of a premises license for Moor Allerton Sports and Social Centre Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS17 6EL.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Election and Regulatory presented an application for the grant of a premises license for Moor Allerton Sports and Social Centre Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS17 6EL.

 

In attendance for the hearing:

Jan Springett, acting secretary

Ann O’ Grady, Centre Manager

Doug Fern, Trustee

 

In attendance at the meeting were members of the public who had submitted representations to Entertainment Licensing in objection of the application.

 

Those who spoke in objection the application were:

Julie & Richard Mann

Doreen & Peter Moore

David Hughes

 

In summary, the application sought the grant of a premises license for:

Films, Live Music, Recorded Music, Dance - Everyday 09:00 – 23:30

Sale of Alcohol - Everyday 09:00 – 23:00

No non-standard timings for bank holidays or special occasions are proposed.

 

This was the first application for a premises licence. 

 

Members heard the application was before them as seven individual letters had been received from members of the public on the grounds of public nuisance.

 

Members, Jan Springett, Ann O’ Grady and Doug Fern were presented with an audio recording by Mr Mann who said this measured the loud frequencies of noise pollution heard from his home.

 

Ms Springett addressed the Sub-Committee and sought to reduce the opening hours as set in the supplementary information, which were:

Films, Live Music, Recorded Music, Dance – everyday 09:00-23:00

Sale of Alcohol – everyday 11:00-23:00

Centre opening hours – everyday 09:00-23:30

 

Key points highlighted:

·  The premises is a charity and has been running on site for almost 100 years.

·  The centre has a current booking rate of 100 per year of which 25 require the use of the bar; regular bridge nights are held at the club as well as hiring the facilities out for dancing, meetings and celebrations.

·  The centre is detached with ample car parking.

·  Members were informed the centre had undergone a recruitment process of which a new centre manager had been employed as well as a caretaker, who lives adjacent to the premises and is first aid trained.

·  CCTV is installed.

·  The bar stops serving at 22:45 and hirers are required to leave by 23:15 to allow them to vacate the centre by 23:30.

·  A noise limiter was installed and only on odd occasions throughout the summer, were the windows and doors open.

·  Willingness to liaise with resident and resolve complaints.

 

In response to questions from Members, Ms Springett confirmed that the premises is partly air conditioned in the Bridge Suite, with two fans in the main hall. She expressed that regular meetings with residents, isn’t something that had been thought of.

 

The Licensing-Sub Committee heard from objectors listed and in attendance at the meeting who put forward their reasons for objecting as follows:

·  The centre seemed to be the only thing nearby generating significant noise nuisance.

·  A complaint was previously raised to the Environmental Protection Team, in order to address the persistency of noise levels coming from the venue in 2005/06.

·  Teenage parties weren’t the focus of concern, but any  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.