Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

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(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.




(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.



No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.




(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)



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




The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet & Transport Services will present a report (Document “F”) which outlines an application for review of a premises licence authorising the sale of alcohol and provision of regulated entertainment.


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


(Tracy McLuckie – 01274 432240)

Additional documents:


The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “F”) which outlined an application for review of a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment for Wyke Rose.  


The report revealed that the Environmental Health Service had applied for the review of the premises licence due to noise complaints which had not been resolved despite action taken by a number of Responsible Authorities.  West Yorkshire Police had submitted a representation in support of the review; the Licensing Service had submitted a representation in support of the review following a failure by the licence holders to addresses licence breaches; a letter of representation had been received from a local ward Councillor on behalf of residents living near to the premises and a letter of representation had been received from the premises manager who believed that noise was occurring from outside of the premises.


The Panel were advised that a petition had been received in support of the premises but as that petition had not been received within the permitted timescale it could not be presented for consideration by the Panel.  It was also explained that a request by officers from Environmental Health to present video evidence in support of the review application had also been declined.  Those depicted on the video footage wished to remain anonymous and it would not, therefore, be possible to share that information with all parties.  The decision making options open to the Panel were explained in full.


A representative of the Environmental Health Service addressed the meeting and made representations on behalf of the application. 


It was explained that Environmental Health had applied for a review of the premises licence in October 2012 following noise complaints and failure to comply with an Abatement Notice that had been served on a previous Designated Premises Supervisor.  That review had resulted in additional conditions being placed on the licence under the prevention of public nuisance objective.  A copy of the licence was appended to Document F.


The Environmental Health representative reiterated the statement contained in Document F and the serious concerns expressed by West Yorkshire Police; the Council’s Licensing Service; Ward Councillors and residents living close to the premises.


Following a very detailed presentation Members raised a number of issues.


Reference was made to the West Yorkshire Police statement, contained in Document “F” , that a CCTV system was not being used and it was questioned if that was the case.  In response it was explained that following a visit from the police and Licensing Officers it had been noted that a number of conditions, including that the CCTV system had been turned off, were being breached. 


When asked to rate the premises, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst,  the Environmental Health representative stated she would  rate the premises as a 10.  It was stressed that the Wyke Rose were the only premises which had been subject to a licence review  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.