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DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
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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.
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(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.
No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.
INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS
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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)
There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.
The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet & Transport Services will present a report (Document “K”) which outlines an application for the grant of a premises licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises.
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)
Members of the Panel:
Bradford District Licensing Panel:
Councillors Slater (Chair), Dodds and Godwin
Parties to the Hearing:
Mr J McIntosh
The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “K”) which outlined an application for the grant of a Premises Licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises.
The Licensing Officer in attendance outlined the background to the application for the grant of a Premises License for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises and one valid representation as set out in the report.
The applicant addressed the meeting and explained that his business was a water business specialising in a water called ‘Larkfire’ which was marketed as an accompaniment to whisky. Small cans of the water were distributed from a warehouse in Keighley. On occasion, approximately once per month, virtual whisky tasting sessions were arranged. Packs of water and small samples of whisky were despatched to interested parties to promote the brand of water.
It was reported that collections were being despatched from the applicant’s home for two reasons. The warehouse in Keighley was shared by other businesses and did not have a premises licence and during the recent pandemic it was easier to despatch the products from the applicant’s home. Assurances were provided that there was only a limited stock of alcohol stored and this was kept safely in a locked garage.
The applicant maintained that only limited collections would take place; that the distribution was for marketing purposes only and it was not intended for the business to sell alcohol on line. He believed that the collections only once or twice per month were no more than other deliveries being made neighbours.
In response to questions the applicant explained that he lived at the premises under consideration and explained the location of the garage in relation to his home. He confirmed that although the hours requested on the application were between 8.30 to 1700 hours it had been necessary to state those hours as it could not be guaranteed, within those hours, when collections may actually take place. Members were assured that there would only be one or two, at the maximum, collections from his home per month.
The applicant confirmed that he did not supply alcohol to the public from his home. He reported that planning permission for change of use had not been sought and it was suggested that he contact the local planning authority to investigate if permission was required.
The role of the Designated Premises Supervisor was questioned. In response it was explained that on average a tasting would involve 40 to 50 people which would require a stock of approximately six bottles of whisky to be despatched in small samples. The DPS would maintain ... view the full minutes text for item 3.