Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel - Wednesday, 2nd March, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Jill Bell/Jane Lythgow/Farzana Mughal 

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No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.



No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.




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The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “X”) which outlines an application for the grant of a premises licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment at Provident Stadium, Rooley Avenue, Bradford, BD6 1BS


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


(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)



Additional documents:


Resolved –


That having considered all valid representations 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 for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment with the following conditions:


·         No licensable activities to take place in external areas of the premises or within temporary structures in external areas after 22.30 hours.

·         By the 15 March 2022 and by the 1st February in subsequent years the licence holder must notify the Local Licensing Authority of the number of events to be held each year.

·         At least 28 days prior to any specific outdoor event similar to a music concert/festival or event of a similar nature taking place the premises licence holder shall obtain approval in writing from the Environmental Health Department of a Noise Management Strategy which specifies how the premises licence holder will manage Music Noise Levels (MNL) as defined in the Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control as Concerts (or as applicable at the time of submission).



Reason – Having given due consideration to the content of the application and the amended Operating Schedule following agreement between the Applicants, West Yorkshire Police and Environmental Health.  In addition it is also considered that the above conditions are appropriate and proportionate to ensure promotion of all four objectives of the Licensing Act.


ACTION: Interim Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services




Parties to the Hearing:


Members of the Panel:


Councillors Slater (Chair), Davies and Winnard




Mr N Martin

Mr J Oldroyd




The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “X”) which outlined an application for the grant of a Premises Licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premise, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment at Provident Stadium, Rooley Avenue, Bradford BD6 1BS. 


Members were advised that there had been representations received from West Yorkshire Police who had requested various conditions, contained in Document “X”, to which the applicants had agreed.  There had also been representations from the Council’s Environmental Health Department and two local residents.  Details of all representations were appended to the Document “X”.


Amended conditions requested by Environmental Health were circulated at the meeting. It was also reported that the applicant had amended the times requested for licensable activities to take place in the external areas of the premises from 2300 hours to 2230.


The applicants addressed the meeting and reported that they had organised a similar event, to those proposed in the future, in September 2021.  That event had been held safely with minimum disruption to local residents.  The local residents who had submitted representations to the application being considered had been contacted and it was believed that their fears about had been alleviated and future events could be held in a satisfactory manner to all.


In responding to questions from Panel members it was explained that the main concerns which had been raised were regarding noise disturbance.  Assurances were provided that a noise pollution consultant, who had assisted with the event in September 2021, would be employed on site and would measure noise decibels.  Contact had been made with the Public Safety Liaison Group and their recommendations regarding permitted noise levels would be adhered to.  It was believed that the noise levels would be half the level of noise permitted and should there be any breach of the permitted levels this would be immediately rectified. 


To address any concerns regarding public disorder the applicant company had met with the Public Safety Liaison Group recently to discuss policing of the proposed events.  Previous events had the support of the police on site and a full traffic management plan to address concerns about potential traffic issues and those measures would also be considered for future events.  The presence of Youth Workers wold also be considered to assist young people and the company would do all they could to ensure events were held safely.  It was reiterated that the event held in September 2021 had been conducted safely and there had been positive comments from local residents on social media.


Members questioned the number of events proposed and it was explained that four events had already been planned and there could, potentially, be an additional two arranged. The events which had already been planned were music events and it was proposed that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.