Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 19th November, 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.

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of the Chair

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That Councillor J Lennox 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 and Scrutiny Support at least 24 hours before the meeting)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

 

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 were no exempt items.

 

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.

 

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 Renewal of a Sex Establishment Licence for Liberte, 10 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DS pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members to consider the renewal of a sex establishment licence for the provision of sexual entertainment in the form of lap dancing.

 

This application is made by TRL Promotions Limited for a premises to operate under the name of Liberte, 10 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DS.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory set out an application for the renewal of a sex establishment licence for Liberte, 10 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DS.

 

The report outlined that:

·  The application was made by TRL Promotions Limited to operate under the name Liberte;

·  The hours of operation are:

22:00hrs until 04:00hrs Sunday to Thursday

22:00hrs until 05:00hrs Friday and Saturday;

·  The ground floor and basement level are to be covered under the provisions of the licence;

·  The application had not attracted any objections.

 

The following were in attendance for this item:

·  Bianca Haruta, Proposed Licence Holder

·  Luke Elford, Licence Holders Agent

 

The Licence Holder’s Agent spoke to the Sub-Committee in regard to the renewal of the licence, informing the Members that there had been no changes to the layout of the premise nor in the way the establishment advertised. The Sub Committee were reminded that there had been no objections from responsible authorities and members of the public, and on that basis, Members were asked to grant the renewal of the licence.

 

The Sub Committee carefully considered all the information presented to them both within the agenda pack and information supplied at the hearing and

 

RESOLVED – To grant the renewal of the licence as applied for.

 

7.

Application for the Renewal and Variation of a Sex Establishment Licence for Purple Door, 5 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DR pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory requests Members to consider the renewal and variation of a sex establishment licence for the provision of sexual entertainment in the form of lap dancing. The variation aspect of the application proposes to extend the terminal opening times by an additional hour each day.

 

This application is made by Ruby May (2) Limited for a premises to operate under the name of Purple Door, 5 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DR.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requested Members consideration on the renewal and variation of a sex establishment licence for the provision of sexual entertainment in the form of lap dancing. The variation aspect of the application proposed to extend the terminal opening times by an additional hour each day.

 

The report outlined that:

·  The application was made by Ruby May (2) Limited to operate under the name Purple Door;

·  The application was for the renewal of the sex establishment licence for the ground floor and basement level at the premises;

·  The current hours of operation are:

22:00hrs until 04:00hrs Sunday to Thursday

22:00hrs until 05:00hrs Friday and Saturday;

·  The proposed hours of operation:

22:00hrs until 05:00hrs Sunday to Thursday

22:00hrs until 06:00hrs Sunday to Thursday;

·  The premises have held a licence for the provision of regulated entertainment and the sale of alcohol since 24th November 2005;

·  No objections had been received from local authorities nor members of the public.

 

The following were in attendance for this item:

·  Sarah Smith, Licence Holder’s Agent

·  Nicholas Quadrini, Managing Director

·  Carl Copeland, Manager

 

The Licence Holder’s Agent spoke to the Sub-Committee in regard to the renewal of the licence and the variation application, informing the Members of the following points:

·  Purple Door is the longest established Sexual Entertainment venue having opened in 1998;

·  The premises have successfully renewed its licence every year since 2012;

·  There had been no change to the premises since the previous renewal, and the external appearance remained the same;

·  The welfare and protecting the safety of the dancers remained a priority;

·  There had been no changes to the locality of the area, being predominantly commercial use, with few residential buildings;

·  There had been no objections raised by local authorities nor members of the public;

·  Reduced hours had been accepted in 2012 as part of the review, and following this there had been an impact on profitability;

·  The addition of the hour sought would not have a negative impact on the surrounding area, and with 14 years’ trouble-free trading this was believed to provide historical evidence;

·  The premises was a small venue, and the maximum capacity would hold approximately 40 people;

·  Between the early hours of 4-5am, only a dozen or so people attended at this time;

·  The VIP rooms had been used from 4.30am onwards by customers, but due to the current operating hours, this did not enable customers to fulfil a full hour – this resulted in a demand from customers for the later closing time.

·  A dispersal policy ensures that the premises offer taxi services to its customers.

 

The Sub Committee carefully considered all of the information presented to them both within the agenda pack and information supplied at the hearing and

 

RESOLVED

a)  To grant the renewal of the licence and;

b)  To refuse the addition of the extra terminal hour. Members were not persuaded to depart from the Council’s Policy and acknowledged that within the locality, the streets would be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.