Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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.

No. Item


Election of the Chair


RESOLVED – That Councillor Billy Flynn be elected 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 Services 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.


There was no exempt information.


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 late items.


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.



No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.


Application for the grant of a premises licence for South Stand Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michaels Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To receive the report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory on an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Headingley North-South Stand Limited, for South Stand Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michaels Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR.


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory set out the application for the grant of a premises licence for South Stand Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR.


The application was originally scheduled for hearing on 9th October 2018 but was adjourned to 4th December to allow the applicant to provide an acoustic report to the Committee and residents.


This was the first application for a premises licence for these newly built premises but the former Headingley South Stand Refreshment Room, had held a licence under the Licensing Act 2003. The activities of the previous licence were set out at point 2.1 of the submitted report.


Members were informed of the application as set out at point 3 of the report which included a summary of the licensable activities and timings requested.


A copy of the noise report from Apex acoustics was attached at Appendix D. Correspondence regarding the report from Environmental Health had been provided by the applicant and was attached at Appendix E.


In attendance at the meeting were:

Mr Willis, Solicitor for the applicant;

Mr John Hill, Designated Premises Supervisor

Mr Lee Davidson, resident of the Turnways, Headingley.


All parties had been served with notice of the hearing but not all attended. The Committee were satisfied that sufficient notice had been provided with the details of the hearing and agreed to proceed with the hearing.


Mr Willis confirmed the applicant wished to reduce the hours of recorded music, performance of dance to 13:00 to 23:00 and for the removal of Late Night Refreshment. Mr Willis wished to amend the application for the sale of alcohol; Monday to Saturdays 12:00 – 23:00 and Sundays 12:00-22:30.


Members were informed that the technical report had been submitted. Tests had been undertaken by Apex acoustics outside the ground and monitored on the Turnways, St Michael’s Lane, Greyshiels Lane and Broomfield Crescent. It had been suggested that the output at the East and West parts of the stadium be reduced by 4 and 5 decibels respectively as per the recommendations in the report.


Members were advised that there were no fixed limit only guidelines that over 70 decibels was unacceptable. Mr Willis said that the club were happy to comply with the suggested reductions.


Mr Willis drew Members attention to the letter provided by Environmental Health highlighting the following points:

·  The vibration assessment concluded PPV vibration measurements were very low whilst PA systems were in operation and the greatest peaks were due to movement of people in the dwelling and the washing machine.

·  Overall noise limits were set at 70 dB, which is 5 dB lower than noise council guidelines for urban stadia. The PA noise level exceeds crowd noise by 2 dB, this complies with noise council guidance for concert days of more than 4 per year.

·  There were some external exceedances of noise council guidance levels of overall noise levels (Laeq) and at 125 Hz. However this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Certification of Film “Await Further Instructions” pdf icon PDF 27 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory which advises Members of an application for the certification of film to be shown at the Everyman Cinema, Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds. The film is due to be released on the 9th December 2018.


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advised Members of an application for the certification of film to be shown at the Everymen Cinema, Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds.


The application for a film certification had been received for the film ‘Await further instructions’ from Trinity Filmed Entertainment Limited, 42a Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NP.


Members were informed that the film had been due to be released on 9th December and shown at the Everyman Cinema. However, the Everyman Cinema had withdrawn the use of its facilities to screen the film.


Members had been provided with a brief synopsis and a link to view the film.


The film is a thriller/horror and had received a British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) of 15 for home entertainment purposes. The film distributor stated that there was no sexualised violence or lingering gore.


Nobody from the production company was available to attend the hearing. However, they were available to take calls if necessary.


Members had been provided with information on the age classification scheme used by the BBFC which was appended to the submitted report.


RESOLVED -To grant a certification of 18 years to the film ‘Await Further Instructions’.