Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 1.30 pm

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 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.




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.




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.




Application for the Renewal and Variation of a Sex Establishment Licence for Purple Door, 5 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DR pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To receive and cosider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory regarding an application for the renewal of a Sex Establishment Licence for Purple Door, 5 York Place, Leeds.


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application for the renewal of a Sex Establishment Licence for Purple Door, 5 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DR.


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.


The Sub-Committee was informed that any references to varying the licence that had been included in the report had been made in error and that the application was solely to renew the 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:


·  It was confirmed that there was no desire to vary the application and renewal was sought on the terms previously approved.

·  The owner had operated from the premises for over 15 years.

·  The premises had been chosen as one of the four permitted SEVS in the City in 2013 and the licence had been renewed every year since.

·  There had never been any issues with the licence being renewed.

·  There had not been any representations or objections from any of the responsible authorities.

·  There had not been any changes to the operation since the last time the licence was renewed and there were no reasons not to renew this year.

·  The premises were within an appropriate location and the external appearance of the premises would remain unaltered.


In response to questions and comments from the Sub-Committee, the following was discussed:


·  References to fining of dancers detailed in the Code of Conduct.  It was reported that the dancers did not get fined and that this would be removed from the code of conduct.

·  The model release consent detailed within the club’s policy documents related to images published on the club’s website.  No photography was permitted within the premises.  The wording of this part of the policy would be revised.

·  There was no intention to change any of the existing advertising material and the applicant was aware that any changes would need approval.

·  There was no intention to make any changes to the internal design of the premises.


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 and subject to the amendment of policy documents and code of conduct as discussed.