Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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.

No. Item


Election of the Chair

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


RESOLVED – That Councillor Billy Flynn be elected as 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 the 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.


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 there was supplementary information which had been published and circulated to all relevant parties.


Declarations of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s Councillor Code of Conduct.


No declarations of interests were made at the meeting.


Application to vary a premises licence held by Londis 249 Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5NY pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory for an application to vary a premises licence held by Londis 249 Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5NY


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requested the Licensing Sub Committees consideration for an application to vary a premises licence, made by Kanthasamy Senthuran, for Londis 249, Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5NY


In attendance at the meeting were:

·  Mr Kanthasamy Senthuran – Applicant

·  Mr Ian Rushton – Applicant’s Representative

·  Cllr Ray Jones – on behalf of Horsforth Town Council


Prior to the commencement of the meeting Cllr Flynn advised all present that unfortunately a third member could not be found to hear the application. He asked if all parties were agreeable to the meeting continuing with only two members.


All parties agreed that the hearing continue.


The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee of the following points:

  • The hearing to consider this application had originally been scheduled for the 23rd June 2021. Further to a request from the applicant’s agent it had been deferred.
  • The premises were granted a premises licence in April 2019 for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises, every day between the hours of 06:00 and 23:00. On the 16th February 2021 an application was received for both the transfer of the licence and a change to the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), to Kanthasamy Senthuran.
  • A full variation application was received by Licensing on 27th April 2021. The application was to:
    • Extend the hours for the sale of alcohol and the hours of opening to 24 hours, also add the activity of late night refreshment, as the premises has a Costa Coffee machine. Between the hours of midnight and 05:00, it was proposed that all sales would be via a hatch.
    • Remove and replace all current non-mandatory conditions, except public nuisance conditions, these would remain the same as currently on the premises licence. The applicant also proposed a further new condition for staff to monitor outside the shop to check that youths are not congregating or causing a nuisance.
    • The applicant’s agent had informed the Licensing Authority and the objectors to the application that a decision had been made to reduce the hours applied for to:
      • sale of alcohol:
        • Sunday to Thursday 06:00 until midnight
        • Friday and Saturday 06:00 until midnight
      • Late night refreshment:
        • Sunday to Thursday 23:00 until midnight
        • Friday and Saturday 23:00 until midnight
    • The application submitted for 24 hours, included reference to a serving hatch being used after 11pm. However, the applicant now deems that a hatch is not appropriate or necessary, and proposed to amend this so that customers continue going inside the shop after 11pm for their purchases.
    • Representation had been received from the Environmental Protection Team in their capacity as a responsible authority. A copy of the representation was appended to the report at Appendix D. It was noted that since the publication of the agenda and the reduction of hours an email had been received from Environmental Protection Team withdrawing their representation.
    • Entertainment Licensing were also in receipt of a letter of representation from Horsforth Town Council, who opposed the application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.