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Agenda and minutes

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

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Appointment of Chair



It was agreed that Councillor Josie Paszek be appointed Chair of this meeting.



Apologies for Absence



No apologies for absence were received.  Councillor Douglas Johnson 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 - Langlands Garden Centre, West Lane, Sheffield, S6 6SN pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer



The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the grant of a premises licence in respect of premises at Langlands Garden Centre, West Lane, Sheffield S6 6SN (Ref.47/19).




Present at the meeting were Rachel Shaw (Applicant), Sean Gibbons (Environmental Health Officer), Elaine Cresswell (observing on behalf of the Health Protection Service), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).




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




Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that an objection had been received from a member of the public and was attached at Appendix “B” to the report.  An objection had also been received from the Health Protection Service, but this had been withdrawn, following the agreement of conditions with the applicant.




Ms. Gough reported that the objector had contacted the Licensing Service stating that he would be out of the country for a period of one month and asking that the hearing be deferred.  The Sub-Committee considered the written information that had been provided by the objector and decided that it was sufficient to proceed with the hearing in his absence.




Sean Gibbons circulated an amended plan and outlined the differences to Members stating that the doors leading to the outside of the premises should be turned round to open outwards to be compliant with the Building Regulations.  He added that the proposed changes would significantly affect the day to day operation for both the staff in and out of the premises and members of the public and the applicant had agreed to the proposed changes.




Rachel Shaw referred to the seven public objection points raised and addressed them in turn.  With regard to the lack of notification, Ms. Shaw stated that notices had been displayed on the top and bottom gates to the premises; on a post close to the junction; at the nearby bus stop and at the entrance to the till area inside the premises, and also an advert had been placed inside the local newspaper.  Ms. Shaw said that members of staff currently escort patrons to the car park during events and the front of the premises in the till area were always monitored for health and safety reasons and the possibility of theft from the premises.  She added that during the past 10 years that she had worked at the premises, events such as “Supper with Santa”, bistro nights, charity events and BBQs etc. had been held and it was these types of events they wished to replicate with the consumption of alcohol being ancillary to the events.  Ms. Shaw further stated that there was only a very limited bus service to the premises, therefore customers had never left by public transport and all events were ticket only with patrons supplying the details of a designated driver.  With  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.