Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 26th November, 2018 10.00 am

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

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 Gerald Harper 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 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 of business, however, the Sub Committee was in receipt of the following:

Agenda Item 7 1066 Café Unit 3, 1 Hastings Court, Collingham, Wetherby, LS22 5AW. The applicant requested to submit copies of the letter she had sent to the objector, Mr Henry, which was agreed by all parties.

(Minute 23 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.

Application for the grant of a premises licence for Pizza Express Unit 2 , Merrion Centre, Merrion Way, Leeds, LS2 8BB pdf icon PDF 110 KB

 To consider the report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory on an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by PizzaExpress (Restaurants) Limited, for Pizza Express Unit 2, Merrion Centre, Merrion Way, Leeds, LS2 8BB.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn from the agenda, prior to the hearing.

 

7.

Application to vary a premises licence held by 1066 Café Unit 3, 1 Hastings Court, Collingham, Wetherby, LS22 5AW pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory on an application to vary a premises licence held by 1066 Café Unit 3, 1 Hastings Court, Collingham, Wetherby, LS22 5AW.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory set out an application for 1066 Café Unit 3, 1 Hastings Court, Collingham, LS22 5AW.

 

In summary, the application was to extend the sale of alcohol, extend the opening hours and amend condition 22.

 

Members were advised that there had been no representations from responsible authorities.

 

Members heard that the application was before them as a representation had been received from a member of the public on the grounds of public nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

 

The following were in attendance:

Lisa Kathryn Hall – Applicant

Paul Stephen Joseph Henry – Member of the public

 

Mrs Hall addressed the Sub-Committee and provided Members with further evidence in support of her application, which included a copy of a letter she had sent to Mr Henry, in attempt to address certain points of concerns he had raised.

 

Members heard that she had owned her business since 2001, with 16 years deli and 10 years cafe experience. The intention was to provide the locality with a relaxed, casual dining environment. The Committee heard about Mrs Hall’s contribution to the local community by providing food for the Christmas light switch on, supporting charities, school events and the local gala. Mrs Hall confirmed that the proposed change of hours was to allow local residents an after dinner drink, without the rush of needing to be out by 21:00. Members heard that Mrs Hall had received correspondence from West Yorkshire Police very late in the day enquiring as to whether the premises had CCTV, but not requesting it be installed, due to Mrs Hall’s experience and longevity in the area.

 

Members noted the offers made by Mrs Hall including attaching felt under the chair legs to reduce noise disturbance so as to address some of the issues raised by Mr Henry.

 

Mr Henry addressed the Sub-Committee with concerns about the application. The residential property Mr Henry rents is located above the application site and there had been instances of noise disturbance; from the moving of furniture and voices coming from the unit, which could be heard from his living space. Further concerns were raised with smoke entering his residence, particularly in the summer months when he needed to keep his windows open in order to ventilate the flat. Mr Henry explained access to his property had been blocked on occasions before by bins and external seating from the premises.

 

Mrs Hall apologised to Mr Henry and was unaware of the bin being situated in the wrong place, explaining she believed it was a mix up. She explained her proposals are nothing much more than what she originally had permission for, with the intention to occasionally have bistro nights and reiterated that the application was to allow for these nights to be a relaxed environment and to enable patrons to finish their meals respectfully. Mrs Hall is willing to liaise with Mr Henry to address current and future concerns.

 

In response to Members questions, the following points were raised:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.