To consider the report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration on an application received for the grant of a Premises Licences made by Mr Rezan Osman, for Krol Mini Market 2 - 4 Town Street, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3AB. The premises are located within an area covered by a cumulative impact policy.
The report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration presented an application made by Mr Rezan Osman for the grant of a premises licence for Krol Mini-Market, 2-4 Town Street, Armley Leeds LS12 3AB. In brief, the applicant sought the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption off the premises everyday 09:00 until 22:00 hours. The report identified that the premises lay within an area covered by Cumulative Impact Policy Area 6 – Armley.
The application had attracted representations from local ward councillors, local residents, the Licensing Authority and West Yorkshire Police (WYP). Supplementary information supplied by WYP had been despatched alongside the agenda
In attendance at the hearing were:-
Councillor Alison Lowe – ward member for Armley
Bob Patterson - WYP
Natasha Forrest – WYP – Observing
Susan Holden – Licensing Authority
Neither Mr Osman - the applicant - nor his legal representative attended the hearing. Members were advised that Mr Osman had received the paperwork for the hearing prior to the meeting. Mr Osman had also telephoned the Entertainment Licensing Section on the morning of the hearing to confirm the start time and location of the hearing. Members agreed to delay the start of the hearing to allow Mr Osman time to attend, during which time the clerk telephoned Mr Osman but could not get a response.
The hearing commenced at 10.15 am. All present were advised that, given that the premises lie within an area covered by a cumulative impact policy, the Members had discussed the possibility of adjourning the matter to 29th May 2018. Proceeding with the hearing without the applicant being able to present information and respond to the representations could be detrimental. All parties were given the opportunity to respond to that proposal. Members noted the request that should the hearing be adjourned, any future report to the Sub Committee and communication to the applicant about the adjournment should emphasise that the reconvened hearing would consider the application – there would be no further adjournment.
Having considered the responses and noted the comments made, the Sub Committee
RESOLVED – To adjourn consideration of the application to a hearing scheduled for 29th May 2018