Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions
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 L Farley 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.
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 formal late items.
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 raised at the meeting.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) regarding an application for the grant of a premises licence made by Mr Mohammed Doski, for In N Out, 17 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey, LS28 6AT.
The report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) presented a report of an application for the grant of a premises licence made by Mr Mohammed Doski, for In N Out, 17 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey, LS28 6AT.
In attendance at the meeting were:
· Mr Mohammed Doski – Applicant and Proposed DPS
· Councillor Andrew Carter – Objector
The Legal Officer outlined the procedure for the hearing.
The premises intends to operate as a convenience store proposing the sale of retail by alcohol for consumption off the premises only.
Representations were received from West Yorkshire Police and LCC Environmental Protection Team in their capacity as responsible authorities, however, measures have been reached with both responsible authorities and the operating schedule has been amended accordingly. As a result, they have both withdrawn their representations.
The application has attracted ten individual representations from local ward councillors and local residents which remain outstanding.
Further to measures agreed with responsible authorities, the application has been revised and seeks sale by retail of alcohol Sunday – Thursday 07:00 until 23:00 and Friday & Saturday 07:00 until 00:00.
The applicant informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The operating hours as originally sought for, until 4am, have been amended due to the number of concerns raised relating to anti-social behaviour.
· The applicant proposes to install CCTV to the front, rear and side of the premises. It was also believed that the CCTV will make street users feel safer at night, and there is also a bus service operating until late with a bus stop opposite the premises which is believed will make customers feel safer.
· Signage will be put up to the front and rear inside the premises.
· Challenge 25 will be in place to mitigate underage sales.
· It is believed that there is plenty of parking on-street.
· Employees will be trained to meet the obligations of the licensing objectives.
Councillor Andrew Carter informed the Sub-Committee of his concerns. They were as follows:
· Varley Street which is located near the premises is badly lit and concerns have been raised regarding anti-social behaviour which West Yorkshire Police have been involved with.
· The 10 objections outstanding remain despite the reduction of hours. Residents welcome the reduction in hours but feel that the hours should still be reduced.
· The nearest off-licence is open until 10pm.
· Concern that the applicant has not consulted with local residents.
Responding to questions from Sub-Committee Members, the applicant confirmed the following:
· The applicant owns a business a couple of minutes away on Town Street, which operates until 11pm and the applicant has had no issues associated with this premises.
· The premises on Town Street has residents located above, hence why the applicant has applied for a premises licence in a different location albeit nearby.
· Patrons in the locality were keen for a convenience store nearby and support has been received from local residents as well as existing users of the applicant’s premises on Town Street.
· The applicant does not own the land to the rear of the property and ... view the full minutes text for item 6.