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.
Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – That Councillor J Gibson be elected as Chair for 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.
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. Supplementary information was submitted in respect of Agenda Item 6, Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence for Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletic Co Ltd, Headingley Rugby Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds. This had been published and distributed prior to the meeting.
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
There were no declarations.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory
The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application to vary a premises licence held by Old Halfway House, 452 Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3AB to specify an individual as Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).
The Legal Officer explained the procedure to be followed and the Principal Licensing Officer presented the application.
An application had been made to vary the Premises Licence to specify Tracy O’Boyle as the designated premises supervisor at the Old Halfway House. A representation had been made by West Yorkshire Police in objection to the application.
The following were in attendance:
PC Andy Clifford – West Yorkshire Police
PC Cath Arkle – West Yorkshire Police
Tracy O’Boyle – Proposes DPS
Aaron Konyk – Trust Inns
Simon Weatherill – Yorkshire Leisure Inns
PC Clifford addressed the Committee. He informed them that the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) was in a position of trust to promote the licensing objectives and was expected to report any incidents of crime to the Police so that they could be appropriately supported.
Reference was made to an incident at the previous premises which the proposed DPS was employed at (The Duncan) when her partner was the DPS. He had been given the benefit of the doubt on occasions when incidents had been reported but the final incident which occurred when the premises were supposed to be closed due to lockdown restrictions was of particular concern as the CCTV from the premises at the time of the incident had been wiped. CCTV was integral to uphold the objective of preventing crime and disorder and for this not to be available in such a manner could not be tolerated.
The sub-committee was informed of concerns regarding the operation at the Old Halfway House and incidents including fights, drugs and drink driving. The proposed DPS and her partner currently managed the premises together. Reference was made to a report made to the police of a customer who had been drinking in the premises all day who had then driven away despite being clearly inebriated and having difficulty walking.
It was felt that the appointment of the proposed DPS would undermine the licensing objectives.
The applicant was invited to address the sub-committee. She informed them that she had not been the DPS at the previous premises and that the Old Halfway House was a totally different kind of venue and would hold functions and was more of a family style pub. CCTV was always available and could be remotely accessed. She was unaware of any reports of a customer drink driving after leaving the premises.
Mr Weatherill of Yorkshire Leisure Inns addressed the sub-committee. He was aware of the issues with the applicant’s partner as DPS at the former premises they managed and this is why there had been a proposed change. The Old Halfway House had started to employ door staff on a weekend and also had a fully accessible CCTV system which had no access for management of the premises to delete ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory
The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application for the grant of a Premises Licence for Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletic Co Ltd, Headingley Rugby Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, HEadingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR.
The following were in attendance for this item:
Paddy Whur (Woods Whur) – Applicant’s Representative
Justin Ions (Woods Whur)
Sue Ward (Headingley Stadium) - Operations Director
Sian Jones (Headingley Stadium) - Head of Customer Experience
Rachel Fox – Proposed DPS
David Dowse, G4S - Grounds Safety Officer, Headingley Stadium
David Cockerham – Objector
Daniel Shoreman – Objector
Richard Parr - Objector
The Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee explained the procedures to be followed and the Senior Licensing Officer outlined the application.
The application was as follows:
Sale of alcohol, live music & recorded music:
Friday – 12:00 until 23:00, Saturday 11:00 until 23:00
Boxing or Wrestling
Friday and Saturday – 17:00 until 23:00
Non Standard Timings
The Sale of Alcohol, Live Music and Recorded Music will be restricted to the below hours for boxing/wrestling events
Friday & Saturday – 17:00 until 22:00
There had not been any objections from the responsible authorities and there had been agreement with the Environmental Protection Team to incorporate additional noise mitigation measures. There had been 35 public representations which focussed on concerns regarding noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour.
The applicant’s representative addressed the sub-committee. Issues highlighted included the following:
· It was sough to add boxing, wrestling and recorded music to what was already covered in the existing licence. The existing licence would be surrendered should this be granted.
· There could only be the same frequency of events should the licence be granted and conditions had been tightened in agreement with the Environmental Protection Team with regards to noise pollution.
· There had been discussions with local Ward Councillors, local residents and responsible authorities with regard to the application. There had not been any objection from the responsible authorities as it was believed that conditions to the licence would promote the licensing objectives.
· Professional advice had been taken to assist in the prevention of noise nuisance and there would be Event Management Plans which would cover noise management, litter, transport and crowd management.
· Post event operations including cleaning of the area – it was noted that following a previous event a lot of glassware that had been discarded in the area came from other licensed premises.
· Generators would be re-sited to prevent noise disturbance to residents.
· Promoters would have to use the existing PA system which would be limited to permitted noise levels. There had been an issue with noise nuisance at a previous event when a promoter had used their own system.
· There would be provisional of portable toilets in and around the stadium.
· There had not been any reports of disturbance following a music event at the stadium.
· The Event Management Plan would cover all concerns that had been raised.
Local residents addressed the sub-committee with concerns to the application. These included the following: ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
The application was withdrawn prior to the meeting.