Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 4 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

Items
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MILL HEY BREW HOUSE, 2 MILL HEY, HAWORTH pdf icon PDF 69 KB

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “R”) which requests consideration of a Temporary Event Notice for an event to be held at Mill Hey Brew House, 2 Mill Hey, Haworth.  The event includes the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment as follows;

 

25 to 26 May 2019 from 14.00 to 22.00 hours each day.

 

 

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

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision –

 

That on balance there is insufficient evidence to prevent the event taking place and the Environmental Health objection is therefore not upheld.

 

The Panel are satisfied that the event could go ahead subject to the following condition being imposed on the Temporary Event Notice:

 

(i)            That noise from amplified and non-amplified music, singing and speech arising from regulated entertainment at the premises shall not be audible at the nearest noise sensitive premises.

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR A TEMPORARY EVENT NOTICE FOR MILL HEY BREW HOUSE, MILL HEY, HAWORTH (DOCUMENT “R”)

 

Commenced: 1355

Adjourned: 1455

Reconvened: 1515

Concluded: 1520

 

Present:

 

Members of the Panel:

 

Bradford District Licensing Panel:Councillors Slater (Chair), Godwin and Ellis

 

Parties to the Hearing:

 

Representing the Licensee:

 

Mr Tomlinson, Applicant

Mr Jannetta, Events Manager - Witness

Mr Mitchum, Noise Mitigation Consultant - Witness

 

Responsible Authority

 

Mr Winchcombe, Environmental Health Unit, Bradford Council

 

 

Representations:

 

The licensing officer in attendance summarised the background to the application and valid representations received as set out in the report.  Members were informed that the Council’s Environmental Health Unit had submitted an objection to the event on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance, as regular complaints of noise had been received from local residents since the premises had opened as the Mill Hey Brew House.  The Licensee had been served with an Abatement Notice and a review application had been considered on 11 September 2018, which had resulted in the dis-application of the Live Music Act 2012.  It was strongly suspected that should the event take place further complaints would be received and the Environmental Health Unit would have to initiate prosecution proceedings.  The licensing officer reported that it was unclear whether the regulated entertainment and sale of alcohol would be provided inside or outside the premises.

 

The applicant addressed the Panel stating that the event would be held on 25 and 26 May 2019 and had successfully raised money for charity the previous year.  He confirmed that alcohol would only be served inside the premises and the licensing objectives had been complied with since the review.  The applicant’s Noise Mitigation Consultant reported that he had 25 years experience of working with venues in relation to noise mitigation and would ensure that the event went ahead without causing a nuisance.

 

In response to questions from the Panel, the applicant and his witnesses reported that:

 

·         The Noise Mitigation Consultant had been trained to effectively use the equipment to ISO standards, which would keep the event within noise limits.

·         The levels would be mutually agreed.  Music events were covered by legislation and a sensible limit could be agreed.

·         The music would be measured over a 15 minute time frame and must remain within the set threshold.  The noise would be constantly monitored and logs would be available.

·         A typical level for a small event would be 89-92 decibels.

·         If the noise levels could be agreed the event would be held outside, but if not it would take place inside the premises and sound limiters had now been fitted.

·         The entertainment would work to a schedule and cease at 10pm.  Previous events had not exceeded the timescales and last year it had finished at 10pm.

·         The entertainment would probably consist of two live bands and between six to eight acts per day, however, this had not been agreed as yet.

·         If agreed, the live music would take place outside and inside if not, however, it would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.