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All Members disclosed that they had previously considered an application on the site of the application being discussed. They declared that the application would be considered entirely separately and reviewed accordingly.
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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 “O”) which outlines an application for the grant of a Premises Licence for the provision on late night refreshment to take place indoors.
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)
Members of the Panel
Bradford District Licensing Panel: Councillor Slater (Chair), Councillor Dodds and Councillor Godwin
Parties to the Hearing
Ms C Williamson, Environmental Health
Councillor Aneela Ahmed
The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet & Transport Services presented a report (Document “O”) which outlined an application for the grant of a Premises Licence for the provision of late night refreshment to take place indoors for Cha Donuts, 3 Food Court, Ingleby Road, Bradford BD8 9An.
The panel was also advised of objections to the application which had been made by the Local Authorities Environmental Health Department, Bradford West Area Co-ordinator, a Traffic and Enforcement Officer and a ward councillor.
The applicant was not in attendance at the meeting and the Interim Assistant Director related the steps proposed by the applicant to address the Licensing Objectives.
A representative from the Council’s Department of Environmental Health addressed the meeting and reported continuing involvement with the site where the premises were located and complaints resulting in a Community Protection Notice being issued on 16 October 2020 to all units on the site. The notice prevented vehicle access to the premises between 2330 and 0700 hours and had been issued to curtain anti-social behaviour between those hours which was affecting residents living in the vicinity of the premises and affecting the highway. It was explained that there was also litter nuisance associated with that site and people accessing that site by car were driving recklessly and causing noise nuisance with music blasting from their vehicles.
A Panel Member questioned the duration of the Community Protection Notice and it was explained that the notice would remain whilst problems were experienced. Once the issues were resolved the notice could be withdrawn or closed. It was not felt that the problems had been resolved and a meeting was planned with the managers of the site shortly. In response to questions about any request to customers to behave appropriately it was reported that, due to hostility which had been received from the previous approaches made to customers, Environmental Health Officers no longer visited the site alone and were accompanied by police officers. It was clarified that the hostility had been from customers and not from the managers of the site.
The Council’s Legal Officer raised a number of issues for clarity and it was confirmed that failure to comply with the Community Protection Notice was a criminal offence and that there had been failures. The notice was issued to all five retail units on the site and the problems occurring were from all five of those businesses.
A Ward Councillor addressed the meeting and reiterated concerns documented in her representation included in Document “O”. It was explained that this was a complex issue for Ward Councillors with huge gatherings of vehicles compromising highway safety in the area. It was reported that customers of the nearby supermarkets felt intimated and that the traffic was ... view the full minutes text for item 3.