Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 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.

No. Item


Election of the Chair

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


RESOLVED – That Councillor P Wray be elected as Chair for the hearing.




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.



There were no declarations.




Application for the grant of a Premises Licence for Senayt Cafe/Bar, 3 Gathorne Street, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS8 5AF pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application for a Premises Licence at Senayt Café/Bar, 3 Gathorne Street, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS8 5AF.


The application had received representations from West Yorkshire Police, Leeds City Council Planning Services, Environmental Protection and members of the public.


The original application was for the following:


·  Sale by retail of alcohol and recorded music:

Mon to Thurs   11:00 until 02:00

Fri and Sat  11:00 until 05:00

Sun  11:00 until 18:00


·  Late Night Refreshment:

Mon to Thurs   23:00 until 02:00

Fri and Sat  23:00 until 05:00


Following the representation from Planning Services the application was amended and proposed the following licensable activities/hours:


·  Sale by retail of alcohol and recorded music:

Mon to Sat   09:00 until 22:00

Sun  09:00 to 23:00


The representation from West Yorkshire Police had been withdrawn following the agreement of conditions with the applicant and the representation from Planning Services had been withdrawn due to the revised application.


Prior to the commencement of the hearing, there was a short adjournment for all parties to consider supplementary information that had been submitted by the applicant.


The following were in attendance:


Ms S FetleSenayt Café Bar

Mr T Saleh – A & B Lawyers & Accountants Ltd

Ms J Henry – Local resident


The applicant’s representative addressed the sub-committee.  The following was highlighted:


·  An application for the change of use of the premises had been granted.  The premises which had previously been a taxi office would be used as a restaurant and bar.

·  The premises would primarily serve the Eritrean community and there was customer demand to have alcohol supplied with meals.

·  It was felt that objections to the licence had been made on behalf of other licensed premises in the area.

·  With regard to public representations and concerns regarding safety/public nuisance it was felt that these had been addressed with the conditions agreed with West Yorkshire Police.

·  With regard to representations stating that the premises had been operating illegally, it was reported that these occasions had been covered by Temporary Event Notices.


A local resident addressed the sub-committee with concerns and objections to the application.  These included the following:


·  Objections submitted had all come from local residents who had discussed their concerns following the notification of the application.

·  Local residents had been aware of activities at the premises prior to the application being submitted and people had been observed drinking alcohol and smoking.  This had been reported to the Council and the Police.

·  The premises were in a residential area and there had been disturbance when the premises were used as a taxi rank.  Local residents were worried that there would be disturbance from noise and anti-social behaviour.

·  There was a potential for criminal activity and the area had already had incidents of shootings and stabbings.

·  Concern due to a number of children living close to the premises.

·  Noise and disturbance from other premises in the area.


In summary, the applicant’s representative highlighted the following:


·  The applicant respected the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.