Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Thursday, 8th August, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

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BELLS NEWS & BOOZE, 650 Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8JR pdf icon PDF 184 KB

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “C”) which outlines an application for the grant of a new premises licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises at Bells News & Booze, 650 Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8JR.


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:


Resolved –


That, having considered all valid representations made by the parties to the hearing; written representations received during the statutory period; the published statement of licensing policy and relevant statutory guidance the Panel grants the application subject to the following conditions:


1.    No licensable activities shall take place at the premises unless or until a CCTV system (with satisfactory internal and external coverage) of a standard acceptable to and to the written satisfaction of West Yorkshire Police and the Licensing Authority has been installed at the premises.  The approved CCTV shall be maintained in good working order and used at all times the premises remain open to the public for licensable activities. Any CCTV footage shall be kept for at least 28 days and be available to the Licensing Authority or a Responsible Authority on request.


2.    That an appropriate proof of age policy, incorporating the principles of the “Challenge 25” Campaign be implemented; incorporating measures to ensure that any patron wishing to purchase alcohol who may reasonably appear to be under 25 years of age are asked to prove that they are at least 18 years old by displaying evidence of their identity and age in the form of a valid UK passport, new style driving licence displaying their photograph or PASS identification.


3.    That the Licensee shall ensure that the external areas around the perimeter of the premises are kept clear of litter and refuse.



Reason – it is considered that the conditions are necessary in order to prevent crime and disorder at the premises; to deter and ameliorate any anti-social behaviour and to protect children from harm.


(Tracy McLuckie – 01274 432240




Commenced: 1000

Adjourned:     1115

Reconvened:  1135

Concluded:     1145


Members of the Panel:


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


Parties to the Hearing:


Representing the Licensee:


Mr H Aman, applicant

Mr Z Azeez, witness


Interested Parties:


Ms T Hemmings-Fairlie, local resident in objection

Ms D Jowett, local resident in objection




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


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 application requested the grant of a premises licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises at 650 Huddersfield Road, Bradford.  A number of representations had been received from local residents who had concerns of noise nuisance; the availability of alcohol resulting in the premises being targeted by criminals; youths congregating in the area and increased litter.  The representations were appended to Document "C” and summarised by the Licensing Officer.


The applicant addressed the Panel explaining that the concerns of neighbours had been considered.  He reported that he had taken account of peoples’ working hours and that young children may live in the area when the hours of operation had been requested. 


Members were assured that delivery drivers would be asked to unload quietly; not to leave radios playing and not to slam doors.  It was stressed that the premises were located on a busy main road and it was felt that the delivery vehicles would be quieter than the cars in the area.  It was reported that there was a public house located opposite the premises which played music and that customers would be asked to leave the off licence quietly.    


The applicant claimed that he had monitored parking provision at the premises for some time and at different times of the day.  He believed that there were sufficient parking spaces for customers. 


He maintained that the shop was for the convenience of local residents; was not open to attract youths or drug users and that he would work with the police if anti social behaviour was seen in the area.  The premises would be fitted with high definition CCTV cameras and the security system would allow him to receive links to his mobile telephone when the premises were closed.  The alarm system could be linked to the police.  Cameras outside of the premises would provide good night vision and increase security for local residents.


A witness called by the applicant addressed the meeting.  He reported that he had lived in the locality of the premises all his life and had monitored the area for parking.  He explained that the only deliveries being made would be newspapers and that the business would work closely with suppliers to limit noise disturbance.  The remainder of stock would be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.