Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel - Thursday, 31st March, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Jill Bell/Jane Lythgow/Farzana Mughal/Kanwal Amrez 

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.

APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF PREMISES LICENCE - CANDO-BEER, 4 DUBB LANE, BINGLEY, BD16 2NW pdf icon PDF 155 KB

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “AB”) which outlines an application for application for the grant of a premises licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises in respect of Cando-Beer, 4 Dubb Lane, Bingley, BD16 2NW.

 

 

 

Recommended –

 

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:

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 subject to the following conditions:

 

·         No licensable activities shall take place at the premises unless or until a CCTV system (with satisfactory internal and external coverage) of a standard acceptable to and to the written satisfaction of West Yorkshire Police and the Licensing Authority has been installed at the premises.  The approved CCTV shall be maintained in good working order and used at all times the premises remain open to the public for licensable activities. Any CCTV footage shall be kept for at least 28 days and be available to the Licensing Authority or a Responsible Authority on request.

 

·         That the consumption of alcohol and other drinks in the external areas of the premises shall not be permitted.

 

·         That an appropriate proof of age policy, incorporating the principles of the “Challenge 25” Campaign be implemented; incorporating measures to ensure that any patron wishing to purchase alcohol who may reasonably appear to be under 25 years of age are asked to prove that they are at least 18 years old by displaying evidence of their identity and age in the form of a valid UK passport, new style driving licence displaying their photograph or PASS identification.

 

·         That the Licensee shall ensure that the external areas around the perimeter of the premises are kept clear of litter and refuse.

 

Reason – it is considered that the above conditions are necessary to
minimise noise disturbance; to deter and ameliorate any anti-social behaviour and protect children from harm – prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm objectives of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

ACTION: Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet & Transport Services

                                                                        (Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

 

 

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR THE GRANT A PREMISES LICENCE FOR THE SALE OF ALCHOL FOR CONSUMPTION ON AND OFF THE PREMISES AT CANDO BEER, 4 DUBB LANE, BINGLEY, BRADFORD BD16 2NW

 

Commenced: 1025

Adjourned: 1125

Reconvened 1135

Concluded: 1140

PRESENT

 

Members of the Bradford District Licensing Panel

Councillors Slater (Chair), Love and Hawkesworth

 

Applicant

Mr O Crowley

 

Interested Parties

Mrs B Sands

 

Representations

 

The Interim Assistant Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services, presented a report, Document “AB” which outlined an application for the grant of a premises licence for Cando Beer, 4 Dubb Lane, Bingley, Bradford, BD16 2NW. 

 

Members were advised that a letter of representation had been received from a local resident which raised concerns regarding potential noise nuisance, anti-social behaviour and criminal behaviour.  Concerns were also raised regarding litter problems and that the premises were situated in a residential area.  The letter of representation was appended to the report.

 

The applicant addressed the meeting and explained the nature of his business.  He explained that when he had submitted the application he had defined the premises as a bar as he was not sure how the business could otherwise be defined.  He reported that he did not intend to operate a bar in the usual sense of the word and intended to sell craft beer, which customers could drink in the upstairs barber’s shop, whilst having a hair-cut, or could taste in the downstairs premises before taking the beer home. The products he intended to sell would be expensive craft ales and not intended for mass consumption on the premises. 

 

He confirmed that he had taken the concerns raised very seriously and he wished to operate his business whilst being a good neighbour to the local community. 

 

Members considered the location plan included with the report and the nature of properties surrounding the business was clarified by the applicant.  He confirmed that there was no access to his property from the rear and the only outside space was onto the street at the front.   The layout of the premises was explained and it was revealed that the barber’s shop on the second floor of 4 Dubb Lane extended over the taxi business located at 2 Dubb Lane. 

 

The proposed seating and the volume of customers at the premises at one time was questioned.  The applicant believed that there would be no more than two people in the downstairs area at one time.  He described the licence would be operated as a ‘fancy’ off licence as opposed to a bar.  Customers would be able to try the beers they intended to purchase for consumption at home and the barber’s shop would benefit from customers being able to try the craft ales whilst using the barber’s facilities.  Consideration was also being given to providing monthly subscriptions; Christmas hampers and online sales.  Members questioned the delivery arrangements for potential on line sales and it was confirmed that online purchases would, initially, be available for click and collect.  If future business warranted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.