Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

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:

In the interest of transparency Councillor Godwin disclosed that he was acquainted with an observer at the meeting.

 

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. 

 

(Claire Tomenson - 01274 432457)

 

Minutes:

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

 

3.

APPLICATION FOR VARIATION OF A PREMISES LICENCE FOR BANYAN, UNITS 1 & 2 STATION PLAZA, BROOK STREET, ILKLEY pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “O”) which outlines an application for a variation to extend permitted hours for  the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and provision of late night refreshment on a Friday and Saturday.  

 

Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in this report and, after hearing interested parties, determine the related application.

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision –

 

That having considered all valid presentations 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 as applied for.

 

(Tracy McLuckie – 01274 432240)

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR VARIATION OF  A PREMISES LICENCE FOR BANYAN, UNITS 1 & 2 STATION PLAZA, BROOK STREET, ILKLEY

 

Commenced: 1135

Adjourned: 1150

Recommended: 1200

Concluded: 1205

 

Members of the Panel:

 

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

 

Parties to the Hearing:

 

Representing the Applicant

Mr Lowery – Applicant

Mr Woods – Legal Representative

 

 

Observer

Ms Wallace – local resident

 

Representations

 

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “N”) which outlined an application for the variation of a premises licence to extend permitted hours on a Friday and Saturday for the supply of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and provision of late night refreshment.

 

It was reported that two representations had been received from local residents which raised concerns of potential noise nuisance from regulated entertainment and noise caused by patrons leaving the premises late at night.  Concerns were also raised regarding public disorder and broken glass and other detritus littering the pavements.  The representations were appended to Document “N”.

 

The applicant’s legal representative addressed the meeting and advised Members that he had spoken to the observer present at the meeting and had offered an open meeting to attend the premises at any time to discuss the issues she had raised with him.  

 

He explained that the premises had opened in November 2017.  The premises were owned by Arc Inspiration who were a Yorkshire based company which owned 18 other premises.  The premises had been fitted out to an exceptionally high standard at a cost of just under £1m.  The premises could occupy 300 people with seating for 164 being provided.  It was explained that the food and drink sales were 50/50 and it was felt that the amount of fixed seating demonstrated that the premises were not merely a drinking environment.  The application had been made to allow the premises to open for an additional hour on Friday and Saturdays because many customers wished to remain in the premises at the time requested.  It was not felt that the variation would increase the number of customers but it would allow the existing customers to stay for longer.

 

It was claimed that the lack of representations from responsible authorities was testament to the fact that there had been no issues since the premises had begun operation in 2017.  The two letters of representation received from local residents were discussed and it was pointed out that they referred to the Ilkley area in general and did not comment on the premises under discussion. 

 

The hours of operation of other bars in the locality of the premises were discussed and it was maintained that other premises did operate hours which were later than those requested.

 

In response to questions, Members were informed that the yard at the rear of the premises was used as a service area for deliveries and had CCTV coverage. 

 

It was confirmed that, on average, approximately 100 to 150 people were in the premises at the current  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.