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Agenda and minutes

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

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence



There were no apologies for absence.



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



Councillor George Lindars-Hammond declared an interest in item 4 on the agenda – Licensing Act 2003:  185 Middlewood Road, S6 4HD, as he was a Local Ward Councillor for the area.  He stated that he would not participate in the consideration of the application and left the meeting.



Licensing Act 2003 - 185 Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 4HD 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 premises known as 185 Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 4HD.




Present at the meeting were Stacy Reed and Martin McGrail (Applicants), Karen Wilkinson, Marie Frew, Ray Hollingsworth and Julie Pullen (Objectors), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).




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




Clive Stephenson presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from three members of the public and were attached at Appendix “B” to the report.




Marie Frew stated that she had lived at her address for the past 17 years and that her grounds of objection were in respect of noise, public nuisance and the potential hazard to health.  She further stated that the premises had always been a retail outlet, with normal opening hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and occasionally at weekends.  She added that, although on route to Sheffield Wednesday’s football ground, the area was generally a quiet, residential area except on match days when the level of noise, anti-social behaviour and littering increased and she felt that another bar on the way to the ground would greatly exacerbate the problem.  Marie Frew went on to say that she was a nurse who worked 12 hour shifts and felt that the smell of cigarette smoke, noise from patrons either inside or outside the premises and deliveries would disturb her sleep and was unacceptable.  She felt that there would be an increase in litter and that children wishing to use the park opposite might feel intimidated by those attending the pub.




Ray Hollingsworth stated that he and his wife lived in the first floor flat of the adjacent property and that their lounge window was in close proximity to the opening windows of the proposed micro-pub.  He felt that noise would easily be heard from both inside and outside the premises.  He said that it would be inevitable that people would gather outside to smoke and drink and that he had seen a plan in the press stating that tables would be outside the premises.  Mr. Hollingsworth enquired whether the applicants had taken account of footfall in the area and stated that after 5.30 p.m. there was very little activity, but felt that the pub would encourage people to attend in what was a very quiet residential area.  He too made reference to the problems caused on match days due to the intensity of the noise and public disorder, and also to problems of parking in the area.




Julie Pullen stated that she had traded on this row of shops since 1991 and it was the first time a licensed premise had been proposed.  She added that, apart from match days, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.