Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 19th April, 2022 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

Prior to the Licensing Sub-Committee meeting, attempts were made for a third Member to be identified. However, such attempts were unsuccessful. Given this situation, in line with Licensing Procedure Rule 6, all parties present unanimously agreed to a quorum of two Sub-Committee Members, and to proceed with the meeting on this basis.



Election of the Chair

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


RESOLVED – That Councillor Hutchison be elected as Chair, throughout 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 items exempt from the press and the public.



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 formal late items. However, supplementary information in relation to Agenda Item 6 – Main Street Local, 147 Main Street, Garforth, LS25 1AF was published online and distributed to Sub-Committee Members prior to the meeting. Minute No. 6 refers.




Declaration of Interests

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


No declarations of interest were made.



Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence for Main Street Local, 147 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1AF pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) requests Members consideration of a premises licence, made by Mr Shakhawan Salahadin Ahmed, for Main Street Local 147 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1AF.


(Report attached)


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) advised Sub-Committee Members of an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Mr Shakhawan Salahadin Ahmed, for Main Street Local, 147 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1AF.


The application is for a small grocery store proposing to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises Monday – Sunday 07:00 to 23:00 hours.


The application has attracted representations from a local ward member and one member of the public. Prior to the hearing, supplementary information was published on the LCC Council website and distributed to Sub-Committee Members, detailing an email from a local ward member withdrawing his representation.


The following were in attendance for this item:

·  June Clarke, JMC Licensing – Applicant’s Representative

·  Shakhawan Salahadin Ahmed – Applicant


The Legal Adviser explained the procedure to be followed, and the Licensing Officer presented the application.


June Clarke informed the Sub-Committee and provided a brief background on the applicant and explained that he does not have a criminal history and has never had an issue with responsible authorities relating to criminal matters. June explained that the premises was a grocery and did not intend to be an off-licence. The applicant is aware of the locality and undertook a survey in the vicinity and confirmed that comments received from residents were broadly supportive.


The applicant’s representative explained that the Licensing Agency shared a letter to the outstanding objectors to the application. The letter detailed points around the Licensing Act and reassurances that this type of business will not increase anti-social behaviour in the area. The applicant has suggested 21 strict conditions and has been trading / selling alcohol with no issues over the last 7 days with a Temporary Event Notice that is currently in place.


The applicant’s representative confirmed that staff will monitor CCTV outside of the premises and explained the process of the compliance log books that the premises will have in place. It was confirmed that there will be an appropriate amount of signage inside and outside of the premises, regarding the refusal policy, challenge 25 and quiet signs to ensure patrons are respecting the local community.


The applicant’s representative believed due to the premises being located on a busy junction, this will not be an attractive place for people to congregate outside of the premises. It was also confirmed that the applicant has decided to implement the challenge 25 policy. It was mentioned that the Licensing Agency will offer on-going support and advice to the applicant as part of their services and will be on call if the applicant requires additional support, as well as providing refresher courses on proxy sales.


The applicants representative informed the Sub-Committee that relevant responsible authorities have not submitted a representation and therefore, felt that the application will not attract anti-social behaviour.


In response to questions from Sub-Committee Members, the following was confirmed:

·  It was of the opinion of the applicant that most of his customers will travel by foot without the need of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Application for the grant of a premises licence for Meat Stack, Bishopgate Street, Leeds, LS1 5DY pdf icon PDF 288 KB

The report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) requests Members consideration of an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Meat Stack Leeds Limited, for Meat Stack 3 Bishopgate Street, Leeds, LS1 5DY.


(Report attached)


Additional documents:


This application was withdrawn prior to the hearing, due to agreement from parties who submitted a representation.