Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Thursday, 24th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

2.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Claire Tomenson - 01274 432457)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents. 

 

3.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE FOR SHELL SALTAIRE, 72 BINGLEY ROAD, SHIPLEY pdf icon PDF 108 KB

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “P”) which outlines an application for a new premises licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises and the provision of late night refreshment.

 

 

Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in this report and, after hearing interested parties, determine the related application.

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That, having considered all valid representations made by the parties to the hearing; valid written representations received during the statutory period; the published statement of licensing policy and relevant statutory guidance, the panel grants the application as applied for.

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR A PREMISES LICENCE FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOL FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES AND THE PROVISION OF LATE NIGHT REFRESHMENT AT SHELL SALTAIRE, 72 BINGLEY ROAD, SHIPLEY

 

Commenced: 1000

Adjourned: 1040

Reconvened: 1055

Concluded: 1058

 

Present

 

Members of the Panel

Bradford District Licensing Panel: Councillor M Slater (Chair), Councillor Azam and Councillor Godwin

 

Parties to the Hearing

 

Representing the Applicant

Mr Charalambides – Counsel

Mr Lockett – Agent

 

Interested Parties

Ms S Burkey – Local Resident/Spokesperson

Mr D Glenister – Local Resident

Ms N Ayres – Local Resident

 

Observer

Mr G Robertson – Local Resident

 

Representations

 

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “P”) which outlined an application for a new premises licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises and the provision of late night refreshment.

 

Counsel for the applicant then made detailed representations in support of the application, explaining that the premises were an established twenty four hour convenience store and that the purpose of the application was to regularise its offer to include the purchase of alcohol, in line with other Shell convenience stores. He explained the layout of the store to the Panel, pointing out that the space that would be dedicated to the display of alcohol was very small. He also highlighted that none of the responsible authorities which had been consulted had sought to make representations and that those representations which had been made were on the basis of anxiety rather than evidence.

 

He went on to explain that this type of store meant that there was a forecourt which was well lit and covered by a very good quality CCTV system as it was also a petrol station. The cashpoint was also included in this coverage and so was very safe to use.

He highlighted that there had been no reviews of licences for such premises and pointed out that this was an important point to bear in mind when considering this application and others like it. He advised that the operating schedule attached to the application had been based on established good practice and that he was confident that it would work well. He stressed that the company did not want crime and disorder or anti-social behaviour at this or any other site; it was both bad for business and bad for the local community, whose custom the company wanted. He was surprised that staff had expressed concerns about tackling anti-social behaviour as this had not been raised during staff reviews. He also highlighted that this site had sold age restricted products for some time and had experienced no problems. He concluded by reminding the Panel that no responsible authority had sought to make representations and that it was not appropriate to regard concerns and anxieties as evidence. He was confident that the operating schedule proposed for these premises addressed the concerns of local residents and urged the Panel to grant the application.

 

The Chair ascertained through  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.