Venue: Remote Meeting
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.
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Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – That Councillor Ben Garner be elected as Chair for the hearing.
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.
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.
There was no exempt information.
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.
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.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory regarding an application for the grant of a premises licence for Grocery Store, 87 Domestic Street Holbeck Leeds.
The report of the Chief Officer, Licensing and Regulatory presented an application for the grant of a Premises Licence for Grocery Store, 87 Domestic Street, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9NS.
The Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee explained the procedures to be followed and the Senior Licensing Officer outlined the application.
The application was for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises from 08:00 to 22:00 every day.
The application had received a representation from West Yorkshire Police which had been withdrawn following agreement regarding conditions for measures to prevent crime and disorder. There was an outstanding representation from Public Health which the Sub-Committee was asked to consider.
The following were in attendance:
- Mr Nawzad Khalil Ali – Applicant
- Mr Robert Jordan – Representing the Applicant
The applicant’s representative addressed the Sub-Committee. The following was highlighted:
· The premises were relatively small and it was believed the hours applied for were reasonable.
· The representation from Public Health referred to the four licensing objectives but did not directly state how this application could affect these objectives.
· It was acknowledged that the area could be problematic, but the premises fell outside the Holbeck Managed Approach Zone.
· There was no mention that the proposed conditions would be inadequate. The representation made was felt to be speculative and there was no evidence of harm caused by other premises in the area.
· There had not been any representations made by Environmental Protection or any representations with regard to child safeguarding or public safety.
· With regard to comments from Public Health regarding the problems around St Matthews with street drinkers, it was reported that the applicant was not intending to sell strong ciders and would be happy for a condition to reflect this.
· There were other premises closer to the Managed Approach Zone and St Matthews.
· The applicant would be participating in the ‘Check Right to Work’ scheme.
· Incident books would be maintained and contain all details as requested by the Police.
· It was felt that the training documents would satisfy the requirements of Public Health. The applicant would be participating in an online training course.
· There was no intention to sell any lagers or ciders above the strength of 6%.
In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, the following was discussed:
· The applicant would be operating the Challenge 25 Policy in order to prevent underage sales. Extra measures would be taken to prevent alcohol being purchased on behalf of under aged drinkers both inside and outside of the premises. The applicant was also aware of policies in relation to child sexual exploitation.
· CCTV recordings would be kept for a minimum of 31 days.
· The applicant would not serve people who had been refused elsewhere and would keep records of refusals.
The Sub-Committee went into private session to make deliberations. Following a short adjournment the applicant and his representative were brought back for further questions. The following was discussed:
· The applicant was willing to accept a condition with regards to the sale of ... view the full minutes text for item 6.