Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 20th September, 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.

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of the Chair

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To elect Councillor A Garthwaite to the Chair for the duration of the meeting.

2.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

3.

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.

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

4.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no formal late items. However, there was supplementary information in relation to Agenda Item 7 - Application to vary a premises licence held by 2 Sardi 12 Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds, LS19 6HJ. This had been circulated to all interested parties prior to the meeting.

5.

Declaration of Interests

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

Minutes:

No declarations of interests were made at the meeting.

6.

Certification of Films – Yorkshire Integration Festival pdf icon PDF 148 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory is to advise Members of an application for the certification of 11 short films to be shown at Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD, as part of the Yorkshire Integration Festival 2022. The exhibition of these films will take place on Saturday, 24th September 2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advised Members of an application for the certification of 11 short films to be shown at Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD, as part of the Yorkshire Integration Festival 2022.

 

The report provided Members with the background and procedure of an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of films that do not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification)

certification.

 

A copy of the current BBFC Classification Guidelines was attached at Appendix A for Member’s consideration.

 

The application had been received from Migration Yorkshire, Leeds City Council, to have a total of 11 short length films certified as they are absent of a BBFC certification. The films are to be shown in a cinema tent at Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD, on Saturday 24th September 2022.

 

A list detailing each film requesting certification was appended to the submitted report at Appendix B, which included the title, a synopsis and the applicant’s recommended classification. The published document includes redactions as the links supplied by the applicant direct the observer toward unclassified content and an original copy had been provided to Licensing Sub Committee Members in advance of the hearing.

 

To assist Members of the Licensing Sub Committee, Licensing Officers had viewed each film requesting classification and had provided comments in accordance with the BBFC Classification Guidelines. Such comments were provided as supplementary item to the agenda.

 

In support of the application and to provide the Licensing Sub Committee with

further information on the event, the applicant had provided an event information pack which was attached to the submitted report at Appendix C.

 

In attendance at the meeting was Vanja Celebicic Arielli, Migration Yorkshire.

 

Members noted that Migration Yorkshire wished the festival to be a family friendly event. Therefore, the festival was showing a wide variety of films suitable for all age groups.

 

Members were advised there would be a pause between films to allow younger children to leave the event and there would also be officers and security to assist with this. 

 

RESOLVED – To grant the certification of all films as requested and recommended.

1.  No Man - PG

2.  Irregulars- A refugee story with mannequins - PG

3.  Underground – PG

4.  The Branches Are Hope; The Roots Are Memory – PG

5.  Ruth & Safiya – PG

6.  Homeland Trilogy – 15

7.  Rice and Bread – PG

8.  A Queer Refugee’s Suitcase – PG

9.  Isle of Us – 15

10.Dear Bradford – 15

11.Windswept – U

 

 

 

7.

Application to vary a premises licence held by 2 Sardi 12 Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds, LS19 6HJ pdf icon PDF 178 KB

The report of Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration for an application to vary a premises licence held by 2 Sardi 12 Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds, LS19 6HJ

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory presented an application to vary a premises licence made by Mr Antonio Pinna, for 2 Sardi, 12 Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds, LS19 6HJ.

 

In attendance at the hearing were:

·  Mr Antonio Pinna – Applicant

·  Ms L Rudas – Applicant’s Partner

·  Ms H Woellner – Resident

·  Mr J Chadwick – Resident

·  Ms M Thompson – Resident

·  Cllr Eleanor Thomson – Ward Councillor

 

The Legal Officer set out the procedure for the hearing and the Licensing Officer presented the application.

 

The Licensing Sub Committee was informed of the following points:

·  The premises currently have the benefit of a premises licence with the following activity and hours: Sale by retail of alcohol, for consumption on the premises, every day 11:00 until 17:00 hours.

·  A copy of the existing premises licence details was attached to the submitted report at Appendix A.

·  The applicant is Mr Antonio Pinna.

·  The application is to:

o  Extend the terminal time for sale by retail of alcohol, from 17:00 to 22:00 hours each day.

o  The applicant had also included recorded music on the application form from 9:30am until 22:30 am, but this activity is de-regulated between these hours and therefore does not need to be applied for. A copy of the redacted application form was appended to the submitted report at Appendix B.

·  Representations had been received from West Yorkshire Police and The Environmental Protection Team, in their capacity as a responsible authority. It was noted that representations may be negotiated prior to the hearing. In this instance the operating schedule had been amended to include the measures agreed with Environmental Health. A copy of the agreement was appended to the report at Appendix D.

·  The operating schedule had also been amended to include the measures agreed with West Yorkshire Police. A copy of this agreement was attached to the report at Appendix E.

·  The application had attracted representations from 5 other persons which opposed the application on the grounds of public nuisance. These included two representations from the three Local Ward Councillors, one from Rawdon Parish Council and two from local residents. Redacted copies of the representations were attached to the report at Appendix F. It was noted that further information had been provided by one of the objectors and circulated as supplementary information prior to the hearing.

·  A list of premises in the local area and their licensed hours and activities was provided at Appendix G of the submitted report.

The Applicant informed the Licensing Sub Committee of the following points:

·  The café had opened just prior to the pandemic. The business had struggled during the pandemic but now had regular customers and had become part of the community.

·  Some of the regular customers had asked whether family events and parties could be hosted at the café and had requested evenings for these events.

·  Mr Pinna said that it was not his intention to open every day and evening only maybe once or twice a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence for Shimlas Leeds Ltd 293 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4HS pdf icon PDF 128 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration on an application for the Grant of a Premises Licence for Shimlas Leeds Ltd 293 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4HS

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory presented an application for the grant of a premises licence for Shimlas Leeds Ltd 293 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4HS.

 

In attendance at the meeting were:

·  Mr Rashid Mogul – Applicant’s Representative

·  Vanessa Holroyd – Environmental Protection Team

·  Claire Simms – Environmental Protection Team

·  William Anderson – Environmental Protection Team

·  Cllr Zara Hussain – Ward Councillor for Roundhay

 

The Chair advised the Sub Committee that Mr Mogul had sent further information in relation to acoustics and highways issues. The information had been sent on Sunday afternoon and as the Monday had been a bank holiday due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, officers had not had time to circulate the information to all interested parties. The Chair was of the view that the information should be included for consideration. However, the documents were several pages long, therefore, the Chair asked for comments from the Members and the objectors, if 30 minutes was sufficient time to read the information.

 

The Licensing Sub Committee Members were of the view that the documents were too large to read in a short timescale.

 

The objectors to the application requested that the hearing be adjourned so that they could have time to read the documents that had been presented.

 

RESOLVED - With the agreement of all parties the meeting was adjourned until 18th October 2022 at 10:00am

 

The meeting concluded at 12:35pm