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The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet & Transport Services will present a report (Document “N”) which outlines an application for variation to extend permitted hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises and the addition of late night refreshment outdoors for Yara Jaga, 15 Laisteridge Lane, Bradford BD7 1QU.
Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in this report and, after hearing individuals, bodies or businesses, determine the related application.
(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)
RECORD OF A HEARING FOR AN APPLICATION FOR VARIATION TO EXTEND PERMITTED HOURS ON A PREMISES LICENCE AND THE ADDITION OF A LATE NIGHT REFRESHMENT HOUSE LICENCE FOR YARA JAGA, 15 LAISTERIDGE LANE, BRADFORD
Members of the Panel
Bradford District Licensing Panel: Councillor Slater (Ch), Councillor Dodds and Councillor Godwin
Parties to the Hearing
Representing the Applicant:
Mr Mardon – applicant
Mr Semper – Applicant’s representative
Councillor Aneela Ahmed
The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet & Transport Services presented a report (Document “N”) which outlined an application for variation to extend permitted hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises and the addition of late night refreshment outdoors for Yara Jaga, 15 Laisteridge Lane, Bradford BD7 1QU. The panel was also advised of objections to the application which had been made by a ward councillor, a local residents association and an individual.
The applicant’s agent joined the remote hearing and spoke in support of the application, explaining that it was for a variation to the licence of a well-established store which was already permitted to keep long hours. The variation would simply mean that the store could trade on a 24 hour basis. He explained that the applicant considered that there was a market for this from people working late hours such as shift workers.
He addressed the objections which had been made and considered that they were not relevant in terms of the licensing objectives. He also noted that there had been no representations from any of the Responsible Authorities.in respect of this application. He considered that it was incumbent on the objectors to show how this application would undermine the licensing objectives and to have evidence to support their views. He noted that no supporting evidence had been submitted.
He went on to state that the operating schedule for these premises was fit for purpose and went through the local crime statistics that he had provided to the Panel, noting that they were very low and that therefore, the local perception of alcohol related anti-social behaviour was not borne out.
He also addressed the alcohol prohibition zone referred to in the objections and noted that there was no reference in the Bradford District licensing policy to such a zone. He stated that public space protection orders were always welcome as they meant that there were appropriate measures to deal with anti-social behaviour.
He re-iterated that there were no representations from any of the responsible authorities and reminded the Panel of the statutory guidance in respect of the sale of alcohol from shops and of the issue of littering being a matter for individual responsibility beyond the area immediately surrounding a premises.
He also addressed the issue of the likelihood of anti-social behaviour arising from these premises and advised that the shop was already open until 0330 and the Police or Council had never been called out. In his opinion, the sale of ... view the full minutes text for item 12.