Venue: Remote Meeting - Zoom
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Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – That Councillor B Flynn be elected 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.
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, some supplementary information was published and circulated prior to the meeting in relation to Item 6 (Minute 6 refers)
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.
There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration on an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Mrs Sharron Jerome, for Kalabash Unit C, 231 - 235 Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS7 3DX.
The Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory submitted a report seeking Members consideration on an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Mrs Sharron Jerome, for Kalabash, Unit C, 231 - 235 Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS7 3DX.
Some supplementary information, in the form of sample food menus, was agreed by all parties and circulated prior to the meeting.
In summary, the application requested the sale by retail of alcohol every day between 12:00 pm and 23:00 pm for consumption on and off the premises. The application stated that the premises will operate as a café with external seating.
The application had received one letter of objection, which had been signed by 3 ward councillors on behalf of local residents. This objection refers to negative impact on the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. There were no objectors present at the meeting.
The following were in attendance:
- Mrs Sharron Jerome – Applicant
- Mr Ed Smith (Levi Solicitors LLP) – Representing the Applicant
Mr Smith addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of the applicant, providing a brief overview of the history of the premises. Members were advised that Mrs Jerome had traded at the premises since 2015 without any cause for complaint, and considers the premises to be community driven, with a clientele of mostly elderly local residents. Members were advised that the application had been submitted to allow an area in front of the premises to be used for customers to sit outside as per current government restrictions, but for this to be permitted to continue once those restrictions came to an end. Referring to the objections received, Mr Smith noted that a number of premises in close proximity held licences that allow sale by retail of alcohol for hours far beyond the hours applied for by Mrs Jerome, and that there is no evidence to suggest that the changes applied for would increase crime and disorder in the area, suggesting that comments from the objectors were purely speculative. In relation to noise, Members were advised that the premises is located on a very busy road in terms of traffic, and that the small outdoor seating area would be unlikely to add to the noise pollution in the local area. It was also confirmed that a six-bay carpark is located to the rear of the premises, and there would be no external sales of alcohol. Mr Smith advised that Mrs Jerome would be happy to restrict seating in the outdoor area to 10.00 p.m. and display a sign to encourage customers to stay quiet and respect neighbours as they leave the premises.
In response to a question from Members, Mrs Jerome confirmed that the menu submitted would remain unchanged upon reopening.
The Licensing Sub-Committee carefully considered the report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory), the Statement of Licensing Policy and the representations submitted and made at the hearing on behalf of the applicant.
RESOLVED – That the application be granted as ... view the full minutes text for item 6.