The Sub-Committee received the report of the
Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory regarding the application to
Grant a Premises Licence for Fulneck
Golf Club, Fulneck, Pudsey, LS28
In attendance were:
- Robert Wagner –
Applicant - Fulneck Golf Club
- Sean Wood –
Proposed DPS (designated premises supervisor) – Fulneck Golf Club General Manager
The Legal Officer outlined the procedure to be
The Licensing Officer presented
the application, highlighting the following points:
application had been made by Fulneck
Golf Club Ltd, for Fulneck Golf Club,
Fulneck, Pudsey, LS28 8NT.
premises operate as a private golf club and hold a club premises
certificate authorising the following licensable activities; supply
of alcohol, performance of live music, performance of recorded
music, performance of dance and entertainment.
current Premises Certificate issued under the Licensing Act 2005
was for: Supply of alcohol (for consumption on the premises)
Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 23:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 22:30,
Performance of live music Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 23:00 and
Sunday 12:00 - 22:30, Performance of recorded music Monday -
Saturday 11:00 - 23:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 22:30, Performance dance,
Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 23:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 22:30 and
Entertainment of a similar description Monday - Saturday 11:00 -
23:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 22:30.
application was for: Sale by retail of alcohol (for consumption
on the premises) every day 08:00 - 23:00, Performance of live music
every day 08:00 - 23:00, Performance of recorded music every day
08:00 - 23:00
applicant’s intention was to apply for a premises licence to
allow greater flexibility in relation to non-club member
- Responsible authorities and Ward Members had been notified of
the application. Agreements, including the operations schedule, had
been reached with responsible authorities and a representation from
one other person remained outstanding.
redacted copy of the application form was available at appendix A
of the report, the West Yorkshire Police representation at appendix
C, Environmental Health’s representation at appendix D and
one outstanding letter of objection at appendix E, on the grounds
of public nuisance.
The applicant had
provided the following additional details which were noted by the
The golf club was the oldest in Leeds, open since 1892.
The increase in hours for sale of alcohol were proposed largely for
hosting events and functions, the venue could be booked by the
The doors to the premises usually open at 12:00 noon daily which
was outlined to be expected to continue as a regularity, with the
cut off time for serving alcohol expected to be 23:00 if the
application was granted.
Agreements had been made with the Environmental Protection Team
with outdoor music only allowed until 22:00, however it was noted
the venue will likely only play external music until 21:30.
In response to question posed to the applicant
team, Members were provided with the following information:
- Attempts to mitigate
against noise concerns for nearby residents were outlined as,
keeping the doors closed from 21:00 onwards, in line with the
Environmental Protect Team agreement for no one to be outside,
except when smoking, past this time.
- Sound proofing was
proposed, with a director of the club working in construction who
had provided the specifications and plans; works were estimated for
completion within 3 months if the application was granted.
- To limit noise when
leaving the premises, there will be signage requesting patrons to
be respectful and considerate of neighbours and to leave quietly.
This type of noise can be harder to manage but the applicant
outlined they will act responsibly and do all possible and feasible
to limit disturbance.
- The sale of alcohol
hours from 8:00 was proposed to host special events and will not be
a regular opening time. Advice from Entertainment Licensing was to
apply for the longest expected hours so Temporary Event Notices
will not be needed for specific functions. The early licensed hours
will not be advertised.
- Patrons were mostly
comprised of private members and some local walkers who tend to
arrive towards lunch time and was not a venue for regular, heavy
- The nearest
residential property was considered to be fairly close by the
applicant and DPS. A landline and personal mobile number for the
general managers will be shared should residents feel disturbed and
want to discuss or complain.
- CCTV was confirmed to
be in place or proposed for all external areas to the venue and
from behind the bar the cameras will be able to capture all
internal space of the premises. A member of the club was a security
expert who had outlined all the necessary CCTV coverage which was
proposed to be installed after grant of a license due to high
- West Yorkshire Police
had suggested a door man may be appropriate for the venue, however
it was established that the premises will not be advertised for
passing trade as a pub or nightclub and members of the public were
only expected during planned family party bookings. A door man was
not needed previously which was also the expected case under any
- Last orders for
drinks were to be at 23:00 with all patrons off the premises by
midnight; later hours of drinking were mainly expected to be
utilised for pre-booked parties and functions.
- Outdoor music events
were proposed up to once or twice a year, which will require a
Temporary Event Notice and will be expected to finish before
- Clarity regarding the
difference in opening hours, detailed in the letter to residents
from the club President, at page 9 of the Supplementary Information
Pack, was sought by Members. It was outlined that the golf course
and premises were busier during the summer and opening all day
everyday through winter will be unaffordable. The main months of
business will be between April and October, with a few winter
functions expected to be booked, such as wakes.
- Assurance was offered
to nearby residents that the expected hours schedule will be
followed, with flexibility on some occasions.
The Licensing Sub Committee considered all the
information provided to them by the responsible authorities,
residents and applicant, and regarded the 2003 Licensing Act.
RESOLVED: That the application to grant
of a Premises Licence for Fulneck Golf
Club, Fulneck, Pudsey, LS28 8NT be
granted, as applied for.