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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: John Turner, Democratic Services  Email:

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Apologies for Absence



Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ruth Mersereau and Joe Otten.




Councillor Mersereau had requested that she did not wish to take part in the hearing on the basis that the premises were situated in her Ward.



Exclusion of Public and Press

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



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



Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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



There were no declarations of interest.



Licensing Act 2003 - The Parrot Club, Unit 3, 92 Burton Street, Sheffield, S3 8DA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer



The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application for the grant of a premises licence made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of the premises known as The Parrot Club, Unit 3, 92 Burton Street, Sheffield, S3 8DA (Ref No. 114/19).




Present at the meeting were Chris Grunert (John Gaunt and Partners, Solicitors, for the Applicants), Andrew O’Hara (Company Director, Parrott Club), John Wickham (Designated Premises Supervisor), Lynne Wixon (Objector), Craig Harper (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (Democratic Services).




Marie-Claire Frankie outlined the procedure which would be followed during the hearing.




Craig Harper presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations in respect of the application had been received from three members of the public, and were attached at Appendix ‘B’ to the report.  Mr Harper stated that South Yorkshire Police and the Environmental Protection Service had agreed conditions with the applicants, and that a reduction in the proposed hours of operation had also been agreed through the consultation period.  All three members of the public who had submitted representations had been invited to the meeting, with one attending  and addressing the Sub-Committee.




Lynne Wixon, who lived in the Kelham Mill development, which looked directly over the premises, indicated that she had experienced problems of noise nuisance connected with the premises during the last six months.  In July 2019, during Tramlines, her and other residents had been forced to complain to the applicants, following loud music being played at the premises from 23:00 hours to 04:00 hours the following morning, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Since this incident, there had been several more cases where loud music had been played until 04:00 hours, making it very difficult to sleep.  Ms Wixon stated that there were only metal roller doors at the front of the premises, which did very little to stop music emanating from the premises, and that the music being played on the occasions she was forced to complain about, comprised loud dance music, with a repetitive beat.  She was very concerned, with the current application, that residents could potentially be adversely affected by loud music until 02:00 hours, seven days a week.  She made reference to the fact that there were a number of other licensed premises in the vicinity, as well as the Pedlar’s Market which, whilst being quite loud, always finished at 23:00 hours. 




Chris Grunert reported that the premises had not previously had a premises licence, but had operated on Temporary Event Notices (TENs).  He made reference to the plans, indicating that there was a blending lab to the rear of the premises, where the spiced rum, which was the main focus of the drink offer, would be blended, and which would not be open to the public.  A considerable level of structural and internal works had been undertaken to the premises, and the roller door was to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.