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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 Vickie Priestley 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 - Watt Bar, Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2NE pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer



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 known as Watt Bar, Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2NE (Ref. No. 116/18).




Present at the meeting were Andrew Grice (Applicant), Patrick Robson (Solicitor for the Applicant), Councillor Ben Miskell (Objector), Councillor Douglas Johnson (Ward Councillor), Sean Gibbons (Environmental Health Officer, Health and Safety Enforcement), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).




Marie-Claire Frankie 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 two members of the public, two Councillors and Environmental Services and were attached at Appendix ‘B’ to the report.  Conditions had been agreed with South Yorkshire Police and the Environmental Protection Service and were attached at Appendix “C” to the report.




Sean Gibbons stated that he had met and worked with the applicant to resolve outstanding issues.  He said that the pinch points had been regarding capacity and he produced a plan showing amendments that had been agreed to allow better circulation of customers and reduce potential overcrowding.




Councillor Ben Miskell introduced himself as a local resident, objector and adjacent Ward Councillor and stated that he was acting on behalf of a large number of residents.  He expressed his disappointment at the lack of consultation between the owner and local residents when proposing to open a late night bar within 50 metres of Butcher Works.  Councillor Miskell said that he had moved into the property in 2010, and at the time, Environmental Protection Services had carried out a noise level survey and the result had shown that there was low level ambient noise in the area.  He went on to say that many of his neighbours had moved to the area because it was considered to be a relatively quiet part of the city centre and no-one had expected that a late night bar would open close by. He suggested, on behalf of himself and other local residents, that the conditions be changed so that the bar closed at 11.00 p.m. every night.  He added that the noise level on the fourth floor, where his apartment was situate, had not been checked and in his experience sound was more audible up there than at street level.  Councillor Miskell said that the building was a listed building and as such, residents were unable to install double glazing to their windows to block out noise and there was a need to open the windows for ventilation purposes.  He requested that the outdoor seating area be vacated by 10.00 p.m., that patrons be not allowed to queue outside the premises and they be asked to leave quietly.  Furthermore, he stated that residents were requesting that SIA registered door staff  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.