Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 1.30 pm

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

Contact: Jill Bell/Jane Lythgow/Tracey Sugden 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(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.

 

Notes:

 

(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.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

2.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(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. 

 

(Tracey Sugden - 01274 434287)

 

Minutes:

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

 

3.

BONO CAFE BISTRO, 490 LEEDS ROAD, THACKLEY pdf icon PDF 142 KB

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “M”) which outlines an application for variation of a Premises Licence to include the upper floor.

 

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

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR THE VARIATION OF A PREMISES LICENCE FOR BONO’S CAFÉ BISTRO, 490 LEEDS ROAD, BRADFORD

 

Commenced: 1330

Adjourned: 1345

Reconvened: 1350

Concluded: 1350

Present

 

Members of the Panel

 

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

 

Parties to the Hearing

 

Representing the Applicant:

Mr B Zengin – applicant

Mr K Karaaslan - applicant

 

Representations

 

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “M”) which outlined an application for variation of a Premises Licence to include the upper floor of the premises in the licensable area.

 

Members were advised that two representations had been received from local residents in respect of concerns about increased noise and disturbance from the additional licensed area.

 

The applicant made a statement in support of his application, advising that the ground floor of the bistro was too small to accommodate tables so a decision had been made to open the upper floor which would provide seating for eighteen patrons only.

 

He noted that the two complaints had been received from addresses some distance from the bistro and that nearby neighbours had not complained. He explained that he lived near the bistro and was well known in the community so he had no desire to create difficulties in his own neighbourhood.

 

In response to member questions he confirmed that there was no space for tables on the ground floor which accommodated a waiting area and small bar only; that he had installed sound proofing and double glazing to the premises and that he had no plans to have live music at the premises.

 

The panel’s legal advisor ascertained through questioning that

·         the bistro was not yet in operation

·         the intention to seat eighteen people had been the original proposal, the only difference was that patrons would now be seated upstairs instead of down.

·          Patrons in the ground floor waiting area would be served alcohol only if they were going on to dine at the premises.

·          There were no plans to run a takeaway service as the bistro was intended to be a destination venue.

·         There was on-street parking with no restrictions along Leeds Road

·         There were other businesses nearby such as an estate agent, beautician and dry cleaner.

·         The bistro would open in the evening only during the week and during the day and evening at the weekend.

·         The applicant had canvassed neighbours to ensure there were no problems

The applicant made a closing statement to the effect that he intended to run a high quality, small establishment and that it was not in his interests to disturb anyone in the locality.

 

Resolved -

 

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

 

ACTION: Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services