Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 2nd April, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions

Contact: Governance Services  Agenda papers will be published on the Council’s website ahead of each meeting. For details of the new premises licence please contact Entertainment Licensing on 0113 378 5029 after the hearing.

No. Item


Election of the Chair

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


RESOLVED – To elect Councillor Farley as 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.



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.



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 was published on the Council’s website and distributed to Sub-Committee Members in relation to Agenda Item 6 – G-Wu 856 Leeds Road, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9ED.



Declaration of Interests

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


No interests were raised.



Application for the grant of a premises licence for G-Wu 856 Leeds Road, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9ED pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) regarding an application for the grant of a premises licence, for G-Wu 856 Leeds Road, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9ED.


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) presented a report for the grant of a premises licence, made by Ms Melanie Nhi Bang, for G-Wu 856 Leeds Road, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9ED.


Supplementary information was published on the Council’s website prior to the meeting and distributed to Sub-Committee Members. The information related to plans showing the layout of the premises.


The following were in attendance for this item:

·  Chris Rees-Gay – Applicant’s Representative

·  Melanie Nhi Bang – Applicant

·  Kin Bang – Applicant’s Sister

·  Sam Done – Objector

·  Councillor B Flynn – Local Ward Councillor / Observing


The Legal Adviser outlined the procedure for the hearing. The objector in attendance requested that a document be tabled at the meeting, in the form of an additional objection letter from a resident. The applicant’s representative objected to this due to it being late in the process, and Sub-Committee Members resolved to reject the additional information.


 The Licensing Officer provided the following information:

·  The application is for sale by retail of alcohol for consumption both on and off the premises every day 12:00pm until 22:00. No non-standard timings for bank holidays or special occasions are proposed.

·  The premises has an existing licence for off-sales only. Hours currently permitted are Monday to Saturday 08:00 until 23:00 and Sunday 10:00 until 22:30.

·  Representations have not been received from responsible authorities.

·  The application has attracted a representation from a member of the public, opposing the application on the grounds of public nuisance.


The applicant’s representative provided the following information:

·  The applicant is an experienced operator and has run a similar establishment in Moortown, for 11 years. She has also held a personal licence for 13 years with no issues.

·  The applicant has invested a lot into the site, and the proposal is for the premises to be a takeaway and restaurant / café.

·  Subject to a suitable licence being granted, the applicant is willing to surrender the existing licence associated with the premises. The proposed licence is much less hours than the existing licence permits.

·  There will be no table orders, and the delivery model is for quick service where patrons will order at the counter.

·  It is proposed that there will be two front of house staff and 5 kitchen staff.

·  Representations have not been received from responsible authorities.

·  A meeting took place with the applicant and her sister, and the residents who objected to the application. The meeting took place on 16th March 2024 to discuss concerns with the proposals. It was noted that planning issues cannot be determined at the hearing, such as parking and commercial demand.

·  Two further conditions have been proposed to alleviate issues associated with litter. Two litter bins will be provided outside of the premises, and the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) will be conducting litter patrols.

·  No negative evidence associated with the premises has been presented to the Sub-Committee.

·  The licensing objectives will be promoted, and a comprehensive operating schedule has been included to alleviate concerns raised.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.