Licensing Committee - Friday, 26th May, 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Helen Gray, Governance Services  0113 3788657

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No. Item


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 Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)



Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which 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.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  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



Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)



Declaration of Interests

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


Apologies for Absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting held on 14th March 2023.


Licensing Committee - Annual Governance Arrangements pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor which seeks to establish the governance arrangements for the Licensing Committee for the 2023/24 municipal year, namely:

·  Noting the terms of reference of the Licensing Committee.

·  To appoint licensing sub-committees for the 2023/24 municipal year.

·  To approve terms of reference for the licensing sub-committees.

·  To approve the delegation of relevant functions to Officers, as appropriate

Additional documents:


Licensing Procedure Rules, The Code of Practice for Determining Licensing Matters and Prescribed Licensing Training pdf icon PDF 414 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor on the proposed procedure rules relating to meetings and hearings of the Licensing Committee and its sub-committees and seeking the approval of Members to the adoption of these to govern Committee procedure. The report also seeks consideration of the Code of Practice for the Determination of Licensing Matters and asks Members to approve and resolve to follow the Code. Finally, the report presents arrangements regarding the prescribed training programme.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the date and time of the next meeting is proposed as Tuesday, 27th June 2023 at 10.00 am.

Third Party Recording


Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts named on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties– code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.


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