The Report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration advises Members of an application for the grant of a premises licence, made by Mr Rezan Osman, for Krol Mini Market 2 - 4 Town Street, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3AB.
The submitted report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration advised Members of 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.
The applicant and his legal representative were not in attendance. The Licensing Officer confirmed that the applicant had been given notice of the meeting. The Licensing Sub Committee considered adjourning the meeting, however chose to continue due to the applicant not attending the previous hearing, which led to the adjournment of the item.
Members were informed that this application had attracted representations from West Yorkshire Police (WYP), the Licensing Authority, Ward Councillors, an MP and local residents.
WYP highlighted a number of issues to Members with the application. Particular reference was made to the Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP) currently in place for the small proximity around and including Town Street in Armley. Members were informed that the CIP is currently in place due to the Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) associated with alcohol in the area. WYP were keen to see the applicant demonstrate how he would address issues associated with the area, and were not satisfied that the application included this information.
A representative from the Licensing Authority echoed comments made by WYP, and made particular reference to the vast amount of multi-agency work which took place for the CIP to be implemented.
Councillor Alison Lowe noted that she was in attendance to represent her constituents. Members heard that there were currently 18 licensed premises on Town Street, and of anecdotal evidence of alcohol and drug abuse taking place within the area during the day from 11am to 3pm.
Members were provided with information regarding the other facilities in close proximity to the streets, which included Armley One Stop Centre, a children’s centre, a residential home for the elderly, and a Church which runs services for vulnerable people. Councillor Lowe also informed Board Members of the close proximity of 2 – 4 Town Street to Forward Leeds, an organisation who support people with drug and alcohol dependency.
After careful consideration, with particular regard to the CIP and presentations made, the Licensing Sub Committee
RESOLVED – To refuse the application for a premises licence.