Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 10.00 am

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

Contact: Jill Bell/Jane Lythgow/Tracey Sugden 

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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. 


(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)



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 “K”) which outlines an application for variation of a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment.


Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in Document “K” and, after hearing interested parties, determine the related application.


(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)


Additional documents:




Commenced: 1015

Adjourned: 1105

Reconvened: 115

Concluded: 1115


Members of the Panel

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


Parties to the Hearing


Representing the Applicant:

Mr Whur – applicant’s solicitor


Representing Responsible Authorities:

Mr Fairclough – Environmental Health Officer




The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “K”) which outlined an application for variation of a Premises Licence to remove existing conditions 17 and 18 which prevented the consumption of alcohol and food in external areas after 9.00pm and the taking of food or drink in opened bottles, glasses or other receptacles outside the premises after 9.00pm.


The Panel was advised that an objection to the application had been made by Environmental Health on grounds of noise.


The applicant’s solicitor made a detailed presentation in support of the application, advising that a substantial amount of money was being spent on the refurbishment of the premises, which was part of a small Yorkshire based chain of community based public houses.


He stated that the kitchen would be brought back into use and a full menu provided, the pub would have a completely new identity and a new internal layout. He also advised that there were two sets of doors between the exterior and interior areas of the pub along with a large lobby area which gave significant protection from any internal noise.


He pointed out that existing condition 13 conflicted with the conditions which it was proposed by removed, which he considered may have come about as a result of previous noise problems at the premises and additional conditions being added to deal with that. As conditions 6 to 15 were extremely robust, he suggested that the simplest way to resolve the conflict was the removal of conditions 17 and 18.

He confirmed that, although it had not been possible to undertake a noise impact assessment to date as building works were on-going, the applicant was agreeable to have that as a new condition and to share the results of the survey with Environmental Health.


He stated that the applicant had never had any problems with any of the pubs in the chain and that none of the local residents nor ward councillors had raised concerns.


Members of the Panel then asked questions of the solicitor in respect of the terminal hour being requested; the location of the premises in relation to the main road and the part of the building that the premises occupied.


In response, the solicitor advised that the applicant was content to keep the hours set out in condition 13, which meant a terminal hour of 11.00pm; he was uncertain of the juxtaposition of the premises and the road but thought that external seating was to the front of the premises on Albion Road and that the premises took up half of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.