Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Thursday, 26th September, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

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No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.




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




The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “G”) which outlines an application for  variation of a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol; the provision of regulated entertainment 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.


(Tracy McLuckie – 01274 432240)


Additional documents:




Commenced: 1010

Adjourned: 1038

Reconvened: 1100

Concluded: 1102




Members of the Panel

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


Parties to the Hearing

Ms A Armitage – Applicant

Ms H Downes - Applicant




The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “G”) which outlined an application for  variation of a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol; the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment.


The Panel was advised that the purpose of the requested variation was to remove three conditions which had been put on the licence when it was first granted as they had been offered by the applicant at that time. The Panel was also advised of an objection that had been made to the current application.


The applicant attended the hearing and spoke in support of her application, explaining that the removal of the condition prohibiting the use of fireworks had been requested to allow their occasional use at wedding celebrations if requested by the wedding party. The removal of the condition in respect of customers carrying open or sealed bottles was to allow guests at various celebratory events to bring bottles onto the premises as gifts and the removal of the condition in respect of children under 18 being required to vacate the premises by 2100 hours was to enable family groups to remain together at celebrations which continued after that time.


She stressed that, in her view the removal of those conditions would not put the community at risk nor would it cause a nuisance.


The Panel was also advised that fireworks had previously been allowed at the premises and had only been used very occasionally. The management Steeton Hall had used a reputable, fully insured company and displays had been well organised and had lasted a maximum of ten minutes each time.


In response to a question from the Panel, its legal advisor explained the current legislation in respect of the use of fireworks and advised the applicant that she needed to make herself well aware of both statute and local byelaws.


The applicant confirmed that any customer requesting a firework display would have to pre-book a display via the professional company used by the venue and would not be permitted to bring their own fireworks onto the premises. She also confirmed that she was now aware that a breach of the conditions presently in force would constitute a criminal offence, having had useful and positive discussions with the licensing officer from West Yorkshire Police.


She confirmed that she did not expect to receive frequent requests for firework displays, estimating a number of approximately three displays per year as well as New Year’s Eve.


In response to a question from the Panel about excessive noise and the control of events, the applicant stated that, in her view,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.