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Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – To elect Councillor Izaak Wilson to the 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.
It was noted that appendices A and B of Agenda Item 7 - Application for the Grant of a Personal Licence for Jamie Bloomfield contained confidential information and were exempt from publication under the Licensing Act 2003 and the council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules 10.4(1), as they contained information relating to any individual;10.4(2), information which was likely to reveal the identity of an individual; and 10.4(7), information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime. In all the circumstances of the matter the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.
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.
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.
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 interests were made at the meeting.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advises Licensing Sub Committee Members of an application for the certification of a film to be screened at Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 1JD. The screening is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 26th August 2023.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory presented an application which had been received from Hyde Park Picture House to request the film titled, ‘Keteke’, is appropriately age certified. The film was scheduled to be screened on the 26th August 2023, at Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 1JD. Members had been provided with the BBFC Guidelines.
A copy of the request, which included a synopsis and the applicant’s suggested rating, was attached at Appendix A of the submitted report.
To assist members with their deliberation, officers of the Licensing Authority had viewed the available films and confirmed that they had no concerns with applicant’s recommended PG rating when considered in accordance with BBFC guidelines.
Details of the film requiring classification, including a link to view the screener had been provided to Members of the Licensing Sub Committee in advance of the hearing.
Members had considered all the information provided by the applicant and officers and on this occasion had no further questions.
RESOLVED – To grant a PG rating to the film Keteke as per the BBFC guidelines.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration on an application for the grant of a personal licence for Jamie Bloomfield.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advised Members of an application made under section 117(1)(a) of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") for a Personal Licence in respect of Jamie Bloomfield.
In attendance at the meeting were:
· Mr Jamie Bloomfield - Applicant
· Mr Bob Patterson – West Yorkshire Police (WYP)
The Legal Officer outlined the procedure for the hearing.
At this point the member of the press was asked to leave the Committee Room for the reasons set out at Minute 3.
The Licensing Officer provided the Licensing Sub Committee with the following information:
· The application had been adjourned at hearing on the 4th July 2023. To allow the applicant to attend. The new date was agreed on the day and all parties had been duly notified.
· The application for a Personal Licence was for Jamie Bloomfield. A copy of the application can be found at Appendix A (Restricted access under 10.4(1), 10.4(2) and 10.4(7) of the Access to Information Procedure Rules). It was noted that a personal licence allows the holder to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol in all venues with a premises licence in England and Wales and lasts indefinitely. A personal licence holder can also act as the Designated Premises Supervisor on a relevant alcohol licensed premises and request up to 50 Temporary Event Notices per year as the premises user.
· The application was validated on the 25th May 2023 and West Yorkshire Police were notified of the application on the 25th May 2023.
· Members are required to consider this application due to the receipt of an objection notice served by West Yorkshire Police. On 7th June 2023 West Yorkshire Police served an objection notice to the personal licence application for Jamie Bloomfield on the grounds of preventing crime and disorder. A copy of the objection notice and information supplied by West Yorkshire Police in support of their objection was appended to the report at Appendix B (Restricted access under 10.4(1), 10.4(2) and 10.4(7) of the Access to Information Procedure Rules).
The applicant Mr J Bloomfield informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that he wished to have a personal licence so that he could sell his own brand of rum.
He was aware of the objections to his personal licence brought by WYP and informed the Sub-Committee that the criminal activities mentioned by the police had happened 23-24 years ago.
He said a personal licence would allow him to sell and promote his own brand of rum at rum festivals around the country and through his website.
In response to questions from the Sub-Committee Mr Bloomfield provided the following information:
· He explained that a personal licence would help him promote his rum brand, as he would be able to sell it himself from his website. He had arranged for a distiller in Surrey to distribute the product for him around the country.
· In the last 20 years he had turned his life around, he now had a family to provide for ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advises Members of an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Back Nine Golf Limited, for Back Nine Golf 2 Oxford Street, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9AX.
The report of the Chief Officer advised Members of an application made under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") for a new premises licence in respect of Back Nine Golf, 2 Oxford Street, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9AX
In attendance for this item was Mr John Flanagan - applicant.
The Legal Officer outlined the procedure for the hearing.
The Licensing Officer provided the following information:
· This is the first application for a premises licence for these premises. The applicant’s name is Back Nine Golf Limited. The proposed designated premises supervisor is Mark John Flanagan.
· The application was for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, every day from 10:00 hrs until 22:30. No non-standard timings for bank holidays or special occasions were proposed.
· A redacted version of the application, together with a plan of the basement floor and a picture of the back door of the premises, had been attached at Appendix A of the submitted report. The applicant proposed to promote the licensing objectives by taking the steps identified in section M of the redacted application form.
· A map which identifies the location of this premises was attached at Appendix B.
· It was noted that a representation had been received from West Yorkshire Police in their capacity as a responsible authority. Negotiations had taken place with the applicant prior to the hearing and the operating schedule had been amended to include the measures agreed with West Yorkshire Police. A copy of the agreement was appended to the report at Appendix C.
· Representation had also been received from Environmental Health Services and this had also been negotiated prior to the hearing. A copy of the agreement was attached at Appendix D.
· The application had attracted representation from members of the public with six individual letters of objection, all of which were opposed to this application on the grounds of public nuisance. Redacted copies of the representations were attached at Appendix E.
Mr Flanagan provided the Sub-Committee with the following information:
· There was now a high demand for indoor golf. The venue would have a state of the art golf simulator which can track a real golf ball. The technology would allow players to play different courses such as St Andrews. Players would be able to hire golf clubs or bring their own.
· The duration of a round of golf would be approximately 45 minutes. Players would hire the room for 1 hour and there could be up to 3 players per room.
· Mr Flanagan said that this type of indoor golf was more popular in London at present with no venues like this in Leeds.
· He was of the view that this type of venue had a good economic case and would provide a sustainable business. He informed the Sub-Committee that he had tried to buy a light industrial unit, but these were hard to acquire.
· Players would book online with prices approximately £30 peak time and £20 off peak. The rooms could only ... view the full minutes text for item 8.