Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Remote

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.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of the Chair

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Ben Garner be elected as 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 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 late items.

5.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

6.

Application for the grant of a premises licence for Leeds Cricket Football And Athletic Co Ltd, The Rugby Bowl, Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michaels Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration on an application for the grant of a premises licence for Leeds Cricket Football And Athletic Co Ltd, The Rugby Bowl, Emerald Headingley

Stadium, St Michaels Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requested Members consideration on an application for the grant of a premises licence for Leeds Cricket Football and Athletic Co Ltd, The Rugby Bowl, Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Micheal’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR.

 

The Licensing Officer informed the Members of the following points:

  • The application was to hold a maximum of two boxing or wrestling matches per year, on either a Friday or a Saturday with a maximum of 25,000 spectators;
  • The Emerald Headingley Stadium do have the benefit of several other premises licences. These licences are in situ to cover live music events, specific stands, terraces and pavilions within the stadium. A list detailing the licensable activities and hours of these licences, along with the other premises licences in the surrounding area, was noted at paragraph 6.4 and Appendix G of the submitted report;
  • The application was for:
    • Sale by retail of alcohol - Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 00:00 hours
    • Boxing or wrestling entertainment - Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 00:00 hours
    • Performance of recorded music - Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 00:00 hours

·  The application was appended to the report at Appendix A which included the measures the applicant had offered to promote the licensing objectives at section M. It was also noted that the applicant had completed an outdoor proforma risk assessment, this was attached at Appendix B;

  • Representations had been received from West Yorkshire Police (WYP), Local Ward Members, and local residents. The representation by WYP had suggested some additional measures to promote the Crime Prevention Objective. A copy of this was attached to the report at Appendix D;
  • The six Ward Members of Headingley and Hyde Park and Kirkstall was a joint  representation signed by all six Members and was appended to the report at Appendix E;
  • Representations from local residents were appended to the report at Appendix F.

 

In attendance at the meeting on behalf of the Leeds Cricket Football And Athletic Co Ltd were:

·  Sue Ward – Operations Director

·  Sian Jones – Head of Customer Experience

·  John Hills – Proposed Designated Premises Supervisor

Sue Ward informed the Licensing Sub Committee of the following points:

  • The Emerald Headingley Stadium is a sports ground which requires a general safety certificate, The Safety of Sports Ground Act 1975;
  • They were of the view that they had created the necessary steps to promote the four licensing objectives and a proforma risk assessment for outdoor events had been completed;
  • In their response to WYP they had set out how they would promote the licensing objectives and had agreed to additional measures suggested by WYP; their response to the WYP and their agreement to the additional measures was proof of how the applicant promotes the licensing objectives.
  • They were of the view that they had learnt and acted upon the previous applications to licensing and with regard to communication had continued to engage with Ward Councillors and residents with a monthly newsletter. They had written to Ward  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.