report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requested
Member’s consideration of an application to vary a premises
licence made by Allied London One Limited, for The Canary Bar,
Leeds Dock, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10
attendance at the meeting were:
Morris – Kuit Steinhart Levy LLP-
McCartney – attending on behalf of the applicant, Allied
London One Limited
- Stephen Bickers – attending on behalf of the applicant,
Allied London One Limited
were advised that a resident who was attending as an objector had
attended to make a representation. However, prior to the
commencement of this hearing the resident seemed to have left the
building, as he could not be located. It was noted that his
representation formed part of the submitted report.
Legal Officer set out the procedure for the meeting.
Licensing Officer presented the application, highlighting the
history of the premises was set out at Paragraph 2 of the submitted
report. It was noted that in May 2020 the application for the
premises was granted by the Licensing Sub Committee with a
condition prohibiting loud speakers in
external areas of the premises or in entrance lobbies which open
directly onto external areas. This application had been heard by
the Licensing Sub Committee due to representations from
2022 – An application for a minor variation was sought by the
applicant to expand the external area. This application had
attracted comments from local residents
which suggested that granting the licence could adversely impact
the licensing objectives. It was noted that this application was
rejected by the Licensing Authority on the grounds of the potential
for noise disturbance from an increased number of patrons using a
significantly expanded outside area for consumption of food -
drinks and the potential for noise disturbance from outside area to
continue into the evenings, adversely affecting the use and
enjoyment of nearby residences.
- A copy
of the premises licence was attached at Appendix A of the submitted
application was made by Allied London One Limited:
licence the external area delineated on the plan accompanying the
amend condition 15 so that the restriction on open containers of
alcohol being taken away from the premises is disapplied as part of
wider public and private events taking place within the dockside
include 4 additional measures relating to monitoring the external
area, the clearing of glasses/bottles from the external area and
- A copy
of the application at the time of submission was appended to the
submitted report at Appendix B. The current proposed operating
schedule following amendments and including agreed conditions was
attached at Appendix C. It was noted that those agreed conditions
related to a suggested measure from the Licensing Authority and a
measure suggested by a local ward councillor, resulting in the
representations being withdrawn. Furthermore, representations
lodged by the Environmental Protection Team and Planning Department
had been withdrawn in light of the
revised operating schedule.
- A map
identifying the location of the premises was attached at Appendix
- A copy
of the representation received from the Licensing Authority was
appended to the report at Appendix E.
- Redacted representations from five individuals were appended at
Morris the applicant’s representative addressed the Sub
Committee and provided the following information:
applicant acknowledged that the premises were in a location
surrounded by residential properties and only requested the use of
the modest space which was steps until 10:00pm.
proposed area was close to the premises which could comfortably
seat 25-30 persons, it was acknowledged that the area would be more
popular in summer than winter.
external area would not be furnished, not have a bar and no music
would be played.
- Although, there are over 2,000 residents in the area only 5
individual representations had been received in objection to the
proposals. Members were advised that the applicant had spoken to
Cllr Wray who had made a representation on behalf of the residents
and the applicant had agreed to incorporate a measure suggested by
him. He had now withdrawn his representation.
- It was
noted that all responsible authorities who had submitted
representations had now withdrawn them.
- It was
acknowledged that there had been reports of noise nuisance during
August, however there had been no further reports made.
conditions set out would work in conjunction with the licence with
enhanced CCTV in place which would allow staff to monitor the
outside area from behind the bar. Staff would be trained to manage
any conflict and would also be required to carry out walkabouts
around the outside area every 30 minutes. Members were told that
the outside area was already part of the cleaning
- Members were advised that after 10pm no patrons would be able to
take drinking vessels outside with them, even when using the area
- It was
noted that there had been some instances of pick pocketing and an
incident with the pontoon. However, this had nothing to do with the
relation to section 182 Guidance the premises would ensure a good
working relationship with all responsible authorities and the
Responding directly to questions from Members, the Licensing Sub
Committee were provided with the following information:
outside area would be managed by staff with the assistance of the
enhanced CCTV, regular walkabouts of the external area and staff
training to manage any conflict.
- It was
the view that some of the complaints were unfounded in relation to
the external area and pre-dated any of the current
Wray had acted on behalf of the residents. Members were advised
that there was one residents’ association in one of the
apartment blocks and there were also some social
Leeds Dock Management were approached to hold events in the area,
and this would be when the external area would be most used. There
were usually 3 to 5 main events each year.
Canary Bar was used to supporting the events and preferred not to
use the Temporary Event Notice process to provide the bar
facilities. This would form part of the event management
steps and the walkways would be cleared of litter, plastic drinking
vessels would be used in the external area, there would be no
tables or chairs. It was noted that the area was three deep sets of
steps which were not accessible from the walkway, set away from the
would be no external speakers.
were adequate toilet facilities in the Canary Bar for patrons using
the external area and the area would be monitored by
area was not currently licensed and if it should be granted it
would make it easier to manage under the proposed
summing up Ms Morris said that the area would be managed by the
Canary Bar, they had addressed all concerns raised and had worked
with the responsible authorities to include suggested measures. The
Canary Bar would continue to engage with the residents and
encourage them to contact the Bar if there were any
her view that the conditions were necessary and proportionate in
promoting the licensing objectives, especially with the enhanced
CCTV and patrols of the external area.
Licensing Sub Committee considered all the information provided to
them by the responsible authorities, residents, Cllr Wray and
presented at the hearing.
RESOLVED – To grant the
variation to the premises licence as requested.
The meeting concluded at 13:55