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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: To be held at the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Contact: John Turner, Democratic Services  Email: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

1.1

There were no apologies for absence.

 

2.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public

Minutes:

2.1

No items were identified where resolutions may be moved to exclude the public and press.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting

Minutes:

3.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Bassbox, 39 Snig Hill, Sheffield, S3 8NA pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application made by the Environmental Protection Service, under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, for a review of a Premises Licence in relation to Bassbox, 39 Snig Hill, Sheffield S3 8NA (Ref No. 75/19).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Neal Pates  and Dominic Stokes (Environmental Protection Service, Sheffield City Council), Anthony Connon, Assistant Manager and Sasha Lassu, Designated Premises Supervisor and Manager (Bassbox), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

4.3

Samantha Bond outlined the procedure which would be followed during the hearing.

 

 

4.4

Clive Stephenson presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it had been noted that representations had been received from 10 local residents, and were attached at Appendix ‘D’ to the report. 

 

 

4.5

Neal Pates stated that the reason for bringing this application was that the premises was a nightclub predominantly playing bass music until 0300 a.m. to 0400 a.m. and a number of complaints had been received from residents in adjoining and neighbouring properties, and also businesses in the area.  He further stated that the Environmental Protection Service (EPS) had made repeated attempts to contact the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) to engage with her and her former partner in an attempt to support and assist in improving the physical and operational controls over noise breakout and transmission of noise.  Mr. Pates gave a brief outline of the case, stating that four complaints about noise had been received before the premises opened for business back in October, 2018.  Following several visits made by the Night Time Enforcement Team (NTET) to the adjoining premises, who had witnessed noise and vibration nuisance from inside residents’ bedrooms, the EPS served an Abatement Notice on the premises in November, 2018, and by the end of 2018, a further nine complaints had been received by the EPS.  During the visits by the NTET, officers had to resort to contacting the DPS with a request that the music be turned down and that people in the external areas of the club be requested to reduce the noise level.  It was noted that a response from the DPS was delayed and the noise levels were not reduced for over an hour.  Mr. Pates said that delays had occurred over the installation and setting of a noise limiter, taking several months for access to be gained for such installation.  It had been found that three speakers which were attached to the bar area were problematic and the DPS had been requested to remove these.  On a later visit, it was found that only two out of the three speakers had been removed.  The noise nuisance was due to the breakout of airborne sound and flanking transmission of structure borne noise and vibration, which was difficult to resolve where high levels of low frequency, such as bass music, was concerned.  Advice was given and a noise management plan drawn up but  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.