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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.



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 - Dead Donkey Bar, 240 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FL pdf icon PDF 4 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 Dead Donkey Bar, 240 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FL (Ref No.10/19).




Present at the meeting were Douglas Daly and Edward Daly (Applicants), Patrick Robson (Solicitor for the Applicants),Dr. Matthew Bishop, Merisa Thompson, Christopher Taberner, Annette Taberner, Ms. K. Devlin, Ms. R. Hubbard, Peter Garbutt (representing Councillor Alison Teal)(local residents), Jayne Gough (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.




Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations in respect of the application had been received from six members of the public, and were attached at Appendix ‘B’ to the report.




The objectors collectively believed that the application should have been stopped at the planning stage and that change of use status from Class A1 to Class A4 should not have been granted. They were unhappy at the information they had been given by planning officers and believe that their objections had been totally disregarded.  Councillor David Barker, Chair of the Sub-Committee, informed the objectors that planning law and licensing law were entirely different and that this Sub-Committee could only hear their objections with regard to the four licensing objectives.




The objectors stated that historically many businesses have occupied the premises but none have ever been licensed.  One objector said that his master bedroom was adjacent to the premises and, at present, after 8.30 p.m., the area was very quiet and peaceful, but he was concerned that if a drinking establishment was to open close to his home, his sleep would be disturbed into the early hours of the morning.  The objectors added that the area was mainly residential; many of the homes being occupied by families and felt there would be safeguarding issues by allowing young children to be subjected to seeing people drinking alcohol through the proposed very large glass windows.  Parking problems, which already existed in the area, would be further exacerbated as the majority of the businesses in the area close by 7.00 p.m., and residents felt that maybe a permit parking scheme might become operational.   It was also stated that there have been regular infestations of rats and flies in the vicinity caused by food waste and also incidents of fly tipping, and to add further drainage into the main sewer could make matters worse.  The area has been subjected to anti-social behaviour, particularly in the alleyway to the rear of the shops, where gangs have gathered to take or deal drugs.  Following police advice, a CCTV system was installed, but it was smashed within a week of its installation.  The objectors referred to a sign that had been erected saying “No Loitering” but felt that the change of use would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.