RECORD OF A HEARING
FOR A TEMPORARY EVENT NOTICE FOR MILL HEY BREW HOUSE, MILL HEY,
HAWORTH (DOCUMENT “R”)
Members of the
Licensing Panel:Councillors Slater (Chair), Godwin and Ellis
Parties to the
Events Manager - Witness
Mr Mitchum, Noise
Mitigation Consultant - Witness
Environmental Health Unit, Bradford Council
The licensing officer in attendance
summarised the background to the application and valid
representations received as set out in the report. Members were informed that the Council’s
Environmental Health Unit had submitted an objection to the event
on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance, as regular
complaints of noise had been received from local residents since
the premises had opened as the Mill Hey Brew House. The Licensee had been served with an Abatement
Notice and a review application had been considered on 11 September
2018, which had resulted in the dis-application of the Live Music
Act 2012. It was strongly suspected
that should the event take place further complaints would be
received and the Environmental Health Unit would have to initiate
prosecution proceedings. The licensing
officer reported that it was unclear whether the regulated
entertainment and sale of alcohol would be provided inside or
outside the premises.
The applicant addressed the Panel
stating that the event would be held on 25 and 26 May 2019 and had
successfully raised money for charity the previous
year. He confirmed that alcohol would
only be served inside the premises and the licensing objectives had
been complied with since the review.
The applicant’s Noise Mitigation Consultant reported that he
had 25 years experience of working with venues in relation to noise
mitigation and would ensure that the event went ahead without
causing a nuisance.
In response to questions from the
Panel, the applicant and his witnesses reported that:
The Noise Mitigation Consultant had been trained to effectively use
the equipment to ISO standards, which would keep the event within
The levels would be mutually agreed.
Music events were covered by legislation and a sensible limit could
The music would be measured over a 15 minute time frame and must
remain within the set threshold. The
noise would be constantly monitored and logs would be
A typical level for a small event would be 89-92 decibels.
If the noise levels could be agreed the event would be held
outside, but if not it would take place inside the premises and
sound limiters had now been fitted.
The entertainment would work to a schedule and cease at
10pm. Previous events had not exceeded
the timescales and last year it had finished at 10pm.
The entertainment would probably consist of two live bands and
between six to eight acts per day, however, this had not been
agreed as yet.
If agreed, the live music would take place outside and inside if
not, however, it would ...
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