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Contact: John Turner, Democratic Services  Email: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

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No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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1.1

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

 

2.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public

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2.1

No items were identified where resolutions may be moved to exclude the public and press.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting

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3.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Drink Stop, 375 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PF pdf icon PDF 596 KB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

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4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report on an application, made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the variation of a premises licence in respect of the premises known as Drink Stop, 375 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PF (Ref No. 05/21).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Abrah Shah (Applicant), Abbas Shah (Applicant’s agent), Councillor Neale Gibson (in support of the Applicant), Mike West (Objector), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer) and John Turner (Democratic Services).

 

 

4.3

Maire-Claire Frankie outlined the procedure which would be followed during the hearing.

 

 

4.4

Clive Stephenson presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from a member of the public, and were set out at Appendix ‘C’ to the report.

 

 

4.5

Mike West, who was representing the Botanical Gate Community Association (BGCA), stated that the BGCA wished to oppose the variation of the premises licence, which would permit the sale of refreshments and the supply of alcohol until 03:00 hours Monday to Saturday and 02:00 hours on Sunday.  He stated that there was likely to be an increase in litter on Ecclesall Road, and that whilst it was not envisaged that there would be any problems of noise nuisance during the day, given the ambient background noise of the traffic, the increased opening hours were likely to result in noise nuisance in the early hours of the morning.  Mr West stated that it was common for residents to find empty and half-empty containers of food on the pavements along Ecclesall Road, and this was likely to result in an increase in such litter.  He concluded by requesting that the premises be required to close at 23:30 hours all week.

 

 

4.6

In response to questions from Members of, and the Solicitor to, the Sub-Committee, Mr West stated that whilst he could not provide a precise number, he was aware of a number of other similar licenced premises on Ecclesall Road which closed at 23:30 hours, and that whilst the BGCA did not consider this premises to be any more problematic than any other similar premises, it considered that the extended opening hours would result in an increase in litter and noise nuisance in the early hours of the morning.  He stated that whilst the BGCA did not envisage any problems being created by people hanging outside the premises, it was concerned about customers purchasing food from there, walking along Ecclesall Road and dropping litter on the pavements.

 

 

4.7

Abbas Shah, on behalf of the applicant, confirmed that the premises was a convenience store and not a takeaway, therefore there would not be any issues regarding customers purchasing hot food or drink, and throwing any waste on the pavements.  He added that the premises was approximately 350 metres from the four roads represented by the BGCA, therefore the residents were unlikely to be affected directly by noise nuisance from the premises.  The premises would simply cater for passing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.