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.
Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – That Councillor Abigail Marshall Katung 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 were no exempt 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. There was an additional representation submitted by a local resident which had been distributed prior to the hearing and published on the Council’s website along with the Agenda.
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.
The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application for the grant of a Premises Licence for Drighlington Meeting Hall, Moorland Road, Drighlington, BD11 1JZ.
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 following:
Performance of recorded music, Performance of live music:
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 to 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 to 01:30
Sale by retail of alcohol (for consumption both on and off the premises)
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 to 23:30
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 to 01:30
Representations to the application had been made by West Yorkshire Police and local residents. A revised plan to the original application had resulted in West Yorkshire Police withdrawing their representation.
There had been 15 representations from local residents mainly on the grounds of public nuisance.
Mr Carl Richards, Vice Chair of Drighlington Rugby League Club was in attendance as the applicant. He addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application. The following was highlighted:
· The applicant was a personal licence holder.
· The club was established in 1973 as a community amateur sports club.
· All profits made went back into the running of club.
· The club had 50 adult playing members, 150 junior playing members and 350 social members.
· The only paid member of staff was the bar manager.
· The club previously ran from an old working men’s club building. This had been refurbished mainly by members of the club but these premises did not remain effective.
· LCC announced the meeting hall was to be closed in 2011 and the club entered negotiations to take over the premises. The club sold their previous premises and had invested the proceeds into the meeting hall.
· The hall had already opened for community use.
· There was a business plan in place for the running of the meeting hall and there would be a variety of community uses.
· With regard to the objections, the applicant understood residents’ concerns. The hall had to be managed as a pub to be able to support the community centre aspect of the building. There had been objections to the previous premises having a licence and there had never been any complaints regarding the operation of the premises or police visits.
· The reason for a 10.00 a.m. license was due to the request of funeral directors for the premises to be open. There was no intention to open at that time every day. The applicant would be happy for a condition to state that the premises could only open at 10.00 am on weekdays for funerals.
· The times applied for were in line with other licensed premises within the village, all of which were also in residential areas. It was not expected to be open later than 11.00 p.m. on most evenings.
· The function room was needed for the village as there was no other similar facility in the village and this would be an asset to Drighlington.
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