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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.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

1.1

No apologies for absence were received.

 

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 - OHM, Unit 14, West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JB pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

 

 

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003, to vary the Premises Licence in respect of the premises known as OHM, Unit 14, West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JB (Ref No. 67/18).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Chris Grunert (John Gaunt and Partners, Solicitor for the Applicants), Matthew Ray (Operations Director, OHM, Applicants), Efe Omu (Director, SO Commercial, Applicants), Jonathan Round (Environmental Protection Service, Objector), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (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 was noted that representations had been received from the Environmental Protection Service, and were attached at Appendix ‘C’ to the report.  Mr Stephenson also referred to the additional information received from the applicant’s Solicitor, and which had been circulated to Members of the Sub-Committee at the hearing.

 

 

4.5

Jonathan Round made representations on behalf of the Environmental Protection Service (EPS), indicating that he was objecting to the increase in the opening hours and the plans to install speakers in the external area on the basis that both proposals would create a public nuisance in terms of increasing noise levels in the area.  Mr Round stated that, when West One Plaza was developed, in 2010, there was a 30% split in terms of retail, leisure and commercial development.  However, over the years, the split had become more varied, and now comprised a higher percentage of leisure facilities, including restaurants and bars, which had caused a certain level of concern for residents living in the flats above.  He stated that, over the last seven years, the Council had received five applications to increase the terminal hour of pubs in the development, with two having been granted and two refused.  Mr Round indicated that he had particular concerns regarding the proposed use of external speakers which he believed, if not managed properly by the venues, or monitored adequately by the Council, could result in the surrounding licensed premises, which already had such speakers, playing their music louder in order to attract, and retain, customers.  OHM had used Temporary Event Notices (TENs) (two in 2017 and three, to date, in 2018), which had resulted in a complaint of noise nuisance being received in respect of an event at the premises on 27th May 2018.  Officers from the Night Time Enforcement Team had visited the premises following the complaint, and had witnessed a larger-scale event at Revolution which neighboured the premises, and which comprised external music and people dancing outside.  As well as the potential for other licensed premises trying to compete with each other by playing music louder, Mr Round had concerns that the music being played through the external speakers, regardless of its volume, could be on 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

 

4.6

In response  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.