Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021 12.30 pm

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. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

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

 

3.

CHAII WALI, 752 LITTLE HORTON LANE, BRADFORD BD5 9BL pdf icon PDF 172 KB

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “A”) which outlines an application for the grant of a new Premises Licence for the provision of late night refreshment to take place indoors.

 

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

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR A PREMISES LICENCE FOR THE PROVISION OF LATE NIGHT REFRESHMENT TO TAKE PLACE INDOORS AT CHAI WALI, 752 LITTLE HORTON LANE, BRADFORD.

 

Commenced: 1245

Adjourned: 1355

Reconvened 1410

Concluded : 1415

 

PRESENT

 

Members of the Panel

Bradford District Licensing Panel – Councillors Slater (Ch), Akhtar and Winnard

 

Representing the Applicant

Mr Aslam – applicant

Ms Naz – business partner

Mr Steel – applicant’s agent

 

Representing Responsible Authorities

Ms Howarth – Environmental Health officer

 

Representations

 

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “A”) which outlined an application for the grant of a new Premises Licence for the provision of late night refreshment to take place indoors at Chai Wali. The receipt of representations from the Environmental Health Officer, a ward councillor and a resident in objection to the application was explained, as well as the receipt of two representations from ward councillors in support of the application.

 

The applicant, his business partner and agent attended the meeting and the agent made a detailed representation on his client’s behalf, referring to the way in which businesses had suffered as a result of the pandemic. He explained that this business had managed to trade throughout the pandemic and that previous problems with trading from a cabin had now been resolved and the business was based in a retail unit.  Problems of noise had been resolved since the removal of the cabin and a noise report prepared for the applicant had shown that there was now no problem. He considered that all four licensing objectives had been met and that the business provided a valuable service to the locally based police and hospital staff. Since the removal of the cabin, the availability of car parking had increased, in contrast to other local 24 hour businesses which had no parking at all.

 

The Chair queried the reference to a planning application and was advised that it had been made to vary a condition of the extant planning permission which required closure of the business by 2300 and requested an extension to 0100. As a result of that response, the Chair queried why this application was for hours of operation until 0200. He was advised that the business owner intended to spend an hour cleaning the premises after closure and considered that a neighbour would complain if it was considered that the business was operating without permission.

 

A panel member asked how long it had been since the cabin’s removal and if the business was now fully based indoors. She was advised by the applicant’s business partner that the cabin had been removed six weeks ago and that the business was based fully indoors. The business partner also stated that the terminal hour of 0200 had been applied for so that the business could choose when to close and may operate until then on bank holidays, festivals such as Eid and when there was a football match on.

 

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