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Agenda and minutes

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

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Apologies for Absence



No apologies for absence were received.  Councillor Lisa Banes attended the meeting as a reserve Member, but was not required to stay.



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 - Abbeydale Sports Club, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S17 3LJ 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 (Ref No. 78/18).




Present at the meeting were Tim Shield (John Gaunt and Partners, Solicitors, for the Applicants), Richard Ibbotson (Chairman, Abbeydale Sports Club), Jamie Christian (Designated Premises Supervisor), David Reeves, Roger and Marguerite Kent, Roger and Marilyn Wilson and David Pickard (Objectors), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (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 in respect of the application had been received from eight members of the public and the Environmental Protection Service, and were attached at Appendix ‘B’ to the report.  Mr Stephenson stated that the representation from the Environmental Protection Service had subsequently been withdrawn, subject to the agreement of two conditions with the applicants.  All eight members of the public who had submitted representations were invited to the meeting, and four (six individuals) attended the hearing and addressed the Sub-Committee.




Mr Stephenson circulated the two conditions which had been agreed between the Environmental Protection Service and the applicants.




David Reeves stated that he objected to the application due to the potential for noise nuisance, including the slamming of car doors, vehicle engines running and people’s voices, often made worse due to them being drunk, which he considered totally unacceptable for a residential area.  Mr Reeves stated that, despite him being a member of the Club for 25 years, he was not aware of the application, and therefore wondered how other local residents could have been aware of it.




Roger Kent made reference to the rear exit road, off Ashfurlong Road (known as the track), at the top end of the site, indicating that he had been in contact with, and provided with information by, his local Ward Councillors on restrictions, imposed under planning consent, on the use of the track.  Mr Kent believed that, without restrictions being imposed and enforced, extending the opening hours at the Club would exacerbate the existing problems of noise nuisance and increase the noise suffered by residents living within the immediate vicinity of the track.  His understanding was that the Club was only permitted by the Council to use the track for access purposes 24 times a year, to cater for major sporting events, but he believed this was not happening as the gate to the track was often left open, and people were able to access the track.  Mr Kent made reference to safety concerns he had in terms of the use of the track, indicating that at a recent schools sports event, a number of coaches had parked on Ashfurlong Road, and dropped off the pupils in the road, where they were directed down the track.  He considered that this, and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.