Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote

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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No. Item


Election of the Chair

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


RESOLVED - That Councillor A Marshall-Katung be elected to the Chair for the duration of the meeting.




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.




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)



There were no late items. However, some supplementary information in relation to Item 6 was agreed by all parties prior to the meeting (Minute 6 refers).




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 of disclosable pecuniary interests.




Application for the grant of a premises licence for Karvanis Italian Unit 1, Church Street, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8RE pdf icon PDF 337 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) that advises Members of an application made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") for a new premises licence for Karvanis Italian Unit 1, Church Street, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8RE.



Additional documents:


The Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) submitted a report that advised Members of an application made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") for a new premises licence for Karvanis Italian Unit 1, Church Street, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8RE.


The Legal Adviser to the Sub Committee explained the procedures to be followed and the Senior Licensing Officer outlined the application.


In summary, the application was for:


Sale by Retail of Alcohol –


Monday to Thursday 17:00hrs to 23:00hrs

Friday 16.30hrs to 23.30hrs

Saturday 12.00hrs to 23.30hrs

Sunday 14.30hrs to 22.30hrs


Live Music –


Saturday & Sunday 19.00hrs to 21.00hrs


Recorded Music –


Monday to Thursday 16.30hrs to 23.00hrs

Friday 16.30hrs to 23.30hrs

Saturday 12.00hrs to 23.30hrs

Sunday 14.30hrs to 22.45hrs


The application had received a representation from a local resident, who had expressed concerns regarding noise, anti-social behaviour and littering. The objector submitted additional information prior to the meeting relating to his concerns, which was agreed by all parties and circulated prior to the meeting.


The following were in attendance:


-  Mr Atabak Karvani, Applicant

-  Mr Ed Smith (Levi Solicitors), Applicant’s Representative

-  Mr Paul Golden – Objector


The applicant’s representative, Mr Smith, addressed the Sub Committee, noting that Mr Karvani (a local resident of Woodlesford) had not made any previous applications for a premises licence since the premises was established in 1996. Mr Smith addressed the concerns outlined by the objector, advising the panel that parking and traffic concerns are not relevant to the licensing objectives and therefore should not influence the decision, however that Mr Karvani had suggested that the vehicle in the photograph submitted by the objector may have been attending other takeaway food premises in the local area. In relation to the photograph depicting a group of people gathering outside the premises, Mr Smith advised that the applicant had enforced social distancing within the premises in response to COVID-19 and hence only allowed a limited number of customers into the premises at one time, and asked others to wait outside until their order was complete. In relation to the photograph depicting litter in the local area, Mr Smith noted that it was unclear whether the litter was from the applicant’s premises, and that the image showed a Leeds City Council bin close by, which is therefore not the responsibility of the applicant to supervise and maintain. Mr Smith also advised the Sub Committee that the applicant intends to further uphold the licensing objectives by regularly clearing away any litter from the vicinity of the premises.


In response to a query from a Member, a copy of the premises floor plan was circulated (and subsequently published) to illustrate the two separate areas of the premises – the bar area and the takeaway area. Members were also advised at this stage that the applicant had submitted an error within the application form to only allow people over the age of 18 to enter the premises, and that a further  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.