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 A Hutchison 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 renewal of a Sex Establishment Licence for Liberte, 10 York Place, Leeds
The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application for renewal of a Sex Establishment Licence for Liberte, 10 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DS,
The Licensing Officer presented the application. The license was to cover the ground floor and basement of the building and the hours of operation were from 22:00 to 04:00 on Sunday to Thursday and 22:00 to 05:00 on Friday and Saturday which mirrored the provisions of the existing licence.
Although there had not been any representations made in response to the application, the Sub-Committee was legally required to determine the application.
The applicant’s representative addressed the Sub-Committee. The following was highlighted:
· The premises had been one of the three original Sexual Entertainment Venues in Leeds and the Licence had been renewed annually.
· There had not been any objections from responsible authorities or anyone else.
· Three had been no changes to the external appearance of the premises or changes to the advertising material used.
· The premises had been closed since March due to the pandemic.
In response to questions from the Sub-Committee it was not anticipated that the premises would be open before February 2021 at the earliest and there were no plans to change the external appearance of the premises or advertising material used. There were also no proposals to amend the opening hours.
The Licensing Sub-Committee carefully considered the application, the report and the representations made at the hearing.
RESOLVED – That the application for renewal be granted as applied for.