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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: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

1.1

RESOLVED: That, in the absence of the Chair of the Sub-Committee (Councillor Andy Bainbridge), Councillor Josie Paszek be appointed Chair of the meeting.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

2.1

An apology for absence was received from the Chair (Councillor Andy Bainbridge).

 

3.

Exclusion of Public and Press

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

Minutes:

3.1

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

 

4.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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

Minutes:

4.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - Soul Food, 285 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8NX pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

Minutes:

5.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the grant of a premises licence in respect of the premises known as Soul Food, 285 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield. S11 8NX (Ref No.03/20)

 

 

5.2

Present at the meeting were Sean Gibbons (Health Protection Officer), Elaine Cresswell (Health Protection Officer), Ata Izadi (Applicant), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

5.3

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

 

 

5.4

Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations in respect of the application had been received from the Health Protection Service, the Environmental Protection Service and a local resident and were attached at Appendix “B” to the report.  The Planning Service had also submitted comments regarding the lack of planning permission at the premises, but did not lodge a formal representation. Ms. Gough stated that the Environmental Protection Service had agreed conditions and reduced opening hours with the applicant, which had resulted in the local resident and the Environmental Protection Service withdrawing their representations prior to the hearing.

 

 

5.5

Sean Gibbons stated that the applicant had failed to communicate with him to arrange site visits for the premises and acknowledged that the applicant had recently been out of the country and only recently returned.  He said that his initial concerns were that the original application had been for a take-away business, but the plan received had shown tables inside the premises and that there was a lack of facilities for clientele if the business was not purely for take-away food.  Mr. Gibbons said he had sought clarification of what the business would be and there had been a last minute development prior to the meeting.  He submitted a revised plan that had been agreed with the applicant.

 

 

5.6

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, Mr. Gibbons stated that he was now satisfied that the business would be take-away only and that the toilet shown on the revised plan was for the sole use of staff.  He said that the premises had previously been used as a charity shop and as there were no structural works to be carried out, he didn’t think that a building control certificate would be necessary.

 

 

5.7

Ata Izadi confirmed that the business would be take-away food only and that the tables and chairs shown on the original plan would be removed with only a waiting area being provided at the front of the premises. Mr. Izadi said that this would be the first time he had managed a take-away business and he was waiting to obtain the licence before applying for planning permission and carrying out the necessary works to the premises.

 

 

5.8

Jayne Gough commented that the initial application had been for patrons to sit inside the premises, but had now changed to take-away.  Therefore, it was no  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Licensing Act 2003 - Miller and Carter, 55 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XX pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the grant of a premises licence in respect of premises at 55 Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XX (Ref. No.05/20).

 

 

6.2

Present at the meeting were Jonathan Smith (Solicitor for the Applicants), Paul Dykes (Building Manager, Mitchell & Butlers), Sue Walsh (Operations Director, Miller & Carter), Sam Ellis (General Manager, Miller & Carter), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

6.3

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

 

 

6.4

Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was reported that representations had been received from one member of the public, and were attached at Appendix “B” to the report.  Ms. Gough said that the objector had been invited to attend the hearing but was not in attendance.

 

 

6.5

Jonathan Smith stated that the application was for the premises to be a premium steakhouse restaurant and bar which would be open seven days a week to serve hot food and drinks with recorded background music.  He said that Mitchell & Butler held approximately 1,800 licences throughout the country, with 115 to 118 of those licences being held under the Miller & Carter brand which offered premium food to the upmarket sector.  Mr. Smith said that work on the premises would commence in May, 2020, with an anticipated opening date of August, 2020.  He said that although the building was in a conservation area, it was not a listed building and he produced and described to Members the proposed outline plan.  The premises are to consist of a restaurant and bar on the ground floor and restaurant and toilet facilities to the basement floor.  The first and second floors of the building are to be converted to provide hotel bedrooms, with 10 rooms on each floor.  Access to the hotel could be via the bar area on the ground floor as well as a separate on street entrance to the left of the premises. 

 

 

6.6

Sue Walsh stated that it had taken four years for the Company to obtain the freehold of the property.  She said she had met with officers of the City Council and had consulted with the Police prior to the application being made and had outlined the Company’s commitment to Sheffield.  As regards the objections which had been received, she stated that the proposed opening hours would be similar to the Mercure Hotel and the Head of Steam public house, both located close by.  She referred to the fact that no objections had been received from the caretaker to the adjoining property nor any of the licensed premises in the area.  She said that a member of management would act as a doorperson after 11.00 p.m. each night to ensure that people left the premises quietly.  As the premises were to be a hotel as well as a restaurant/bar, it would not be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.