Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Thursday, 24th January, 2019 11.00 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 MRH ARKLE FILLING STATION, 262 BARKEREND ROAD, BRADFORD pdf icon PDF 135 KB

The Assistant Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “Q”) 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 this report and, after hearing individuals, bodies or businesses, 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 MRH ARKLE FILLING STATION, 262 BARKEREND ROAD, BRADFORD

 

Commenced: 1100

Adjourned: 1121

Reconvened: 1134

Concluded: 1135

 

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 Botkai – Solicitor

Mr Leaning – Area Manager

 

Representations

 

The Assistant Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “Q”) 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.

 

The solicitor for the applicant made representations in support of the application, explaining the trading history of the premises and stressing that the company which now owned it had over 700 petrol stations in its portfolio. Applications were being submitted for all stores that needed to have their retail offer regularised to match other stores, in line with current Government guidance.

 

He noted that no representations had been made by the Police in respect of this application and that the representations which had been received were in the form of two petitions with no lead petitioner identified or present at this hearing. He acknowledged that the concerns in the petition were often presented but considered that they were based on the fear of what may happen. He also noted that health concerns were not a valid objection under the licensing objectives. He made it clear that if residents did encounter problems, they should contact him and that, if no resolution was secured, residents had the option of requiring a review of the premises. He also confirmed that it had never yet been necessary to go to review.

 

He stressed that products such as strong beers and lagers or alcohol in single cans would not be sold and that staff were fully trained before being allowed to sell alcohol and were given refresher training thereafter. If it was necessary to have a single member of staff at night, the store was locked and all sales took place via the night pay till. He concluded by stressing that the store was a good Spa supermarket and that no responsible authorities had seen fit to object to this application.   

 

The Chair queried whether CCTV was already in place and whether staff were familiar with the Challenge 25 policy. He was assured that CCTV was in place and that the company did use Challenge 25.  In response to further questions from the Chair, the solicitor advised that there would usually be more than one personal licence holder for the premises; that all staff were fully trained before being allowed to sell alcohol and that refresher training was given every six months.

 

In response to questions from another member, the solicitor advised that the premises were both a service station and a convenience store and that a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.