Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Jill Bell/Jane Lythgow/Tracey Sugden 

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No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.




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The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “O”) which outlines an application for a new Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol at the Wyke Rose, 435 Huddersfield Road, Bradford BD12 8NP.


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


(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

Additional documents:


Members of the Panel:


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


Parties to the Hearing:


Representing the Applicant:


Ms N Devany, Proposed Designated Premises Supervisor

Mr Thompson, Representing applicant company, More Beer 4 U

Mr A Clarke, More Beer 4 U


Interested Parties:


Councillor D Warburton, Ward Councillor

Councillor R Watson, Ward Councillor


Responsible Authorities:


Ms J Haworth, Environmental Health, Bradford Council




The licensing officer in attendance summarised the background to the application and valid representations received as set out Document “O”.   Members were informed that the application requested the grant of a new premises licence for the sale of alcohol. 


The report revealed that representations had been received from  Responsible Authorities; Ward Councillors and one local resident.  In order to address the prevention of crime and disorder objective, West Yorkshire Police had requested that the conditions be placed on the licence to ensure a CCTV system was installed at the premises; that staff were fully trained in the Licensable Objectives and their training was documented. Those conditions were outlined in detail in Document “O” and had been agreed by the applicant.


The Council’s Environmental Health Unit had asked that a condition be placed on the licence in order to address the prevention of public nuisance objective and that if the application were approved an exemption under the Live Music Act 2012, in respect of live music provided between the hours of 8am to 11 pm, be dis-applied.  It was confirmed that the applicant had also agreed to that condition being placed on the licence.


In addition three letters of representation had been received from Ward Councillors and a local resident. The representations raised concerns of noise and disturbance, anti-social behaviour and criminal behaviour.  Concerns were also raised regarding litter problems. The representations received were appended to the report.

A representative of the applicant (More Beer 4 U 3 Limited) addressed the Panel. He referred to press coverage of problems occurring at the premises in the past; problems happening because of previous mismanagement and the loss of the licence in September 2019.  He urged Members to consider the application being made as a new application and reiterated his own and the proposed Designated Premises Supervisor’s (DPS) considerable previous experience in the licensed trade.  He reported that he had discussed the application with the police and had addressed their concerns. 


It was stressed that the premises would not be playing music and a condition to that effect had been agreed with Environmental Health.


The representations of the Ward Councillors and local resident were raised.  It was suggested that all objections had been about incidents occurring in the past and that despite the number of residents living in the locality only one representation had been received.


Assurances were provided that signs would be displayed throughout the premises warning people that all CCTV recordings would be retained and handed to the police or relevant responsible authority in cases of drugs, anti-social behaviour or acts of violence. 


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