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Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – To elect Cllr Hutchison 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 against refusal of inspection of documents.
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.
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.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration on an application for the grant of a premises licence for Afrochops Ltd, 12 Thorpe Street, Leeds, LS10 4EZ
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory set out an application for the grant of a premises licence, for Afrochops Ltd, 12 Thorpe Street, Leeds, LS10 4EZ.
The Licensing Officer presented the application providing the Sub-Committee with the following information:
· The premises would operate as a restaurant and takeaway, specialising in Afro-Caribbean cuisine occupying the ground floor of the premises;
· The premises previously had the benefit of a premises licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003. At that time the premises had been known as Sharkey’s Fish and Chip Shop. However, the premises licence was surrendered in February 2014.
· The applicant’s name is Titilayowa Ositelu and he would be the proposed designated premises supervisor;
· The application was for the Sale of Alcohol - Monday to Sunday 16:00 to 22:00. The application was attached to the report at Appendix A;
· Appendix B provided a map with the location of the premises. It was noted that there was only one other licensed premises in that location;
· Responsible authorities and Ward Members had been notified of this application. A representation by West Yorkshire Police suggested additional measures to promote the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective. These measures had been agreed by the applicant and incorporated into the operating schedule, resulting in the police withdrawing their representation, this was appended to the report at Appendix C
· The application had also attracted representations from members of the public which were provided in the agenda pack at Appendix D. It was noted that 16 representations had been received objecting to the application. 1 representation had been sent by email and 15 other representations had been received using the same template but signed by different people. Members were advised that since the publication of the agenda one objector using the template had withdrawn their objection.
In attendance at the meeting were:
· Mr Titilayowa Ositelu – Applicant
· Mr Mike Nickson – (Inn Confidence) Applicants Representative
No objectors attended.
Mr Nickson informed the Members of the following points:
· One of the objectors lives in the flat above the premises, her daughter works at the convenience store/off licence next door. She had not previously complained about Afrochops;
· Mr Nickson raised his concerns about who had written the objection template and who had witnessed the signatures on them;
· Sale of alcohol would be both on and off sales but alcohol would only be sold when accompanied by food;
· Mr Nickson highlighted the agreed measures suggested by West Yorkshire Police;
· There were 40 measurable conditions;
· He was of the view that no evidence had been provided in relation to the issues raised by the objectors and he was of the opinion that Mr Ositelu’s premises should not be judged until he had started trading.
Mr Ositelu informed the Licensing Sub Committee of the following points:
· He had been surprised by the number of objections. His was a small business providing Afro-Caribbean food, and acknowledged Middleton is an unusual area to set up a business like this; it had ... view the full minutes text for item 6.