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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

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RESOLVED: That, in the absence of the scheduled Co-Chair of the Sub-Committee (Councillor David Barker), Councillor Vickie Priestley be appointed Chair of the meeting.





Apologies for Absence

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An apology for absence was received from the Co-Chair (Councillor David Barker). Councillor Josie Paszek 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

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





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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There were no declarations of interest.





418 Lounge, 418 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PJ pdf icon PDF 635 KB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

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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 418 Lounge, 418 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PJ (Ref No.71/21).




Present at the meeting were Chris Grunert (Solicitor for the Applicant) and Saeed Ebrahimi (Applicant), Vivienne Smith, Drummond Murdoch, Patricia Morgan and John Morgan (Objectors), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).




Marie-Claire Frankie outlined the procedure that would be followed during the meeting.




Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee and it was noted that 13 representations had been received from interested parties and were attached at Appendix “B” to the report.  Jayne Gough stated that this hearing had originally been scheduled to be heard on 12th September, 2021, but due to the applicant not being able to attend the hearing due to ill-health, the decision was taken to defer consideration of the application.  Jayne Gough said that since then, the applicant had offered conditions to promote the four licensing objectives and a number of the objectors had withdrawn their objections.




Vivienne Smith stated that she was Secretary to the Botanical Gate Society and her main concern was the potential for noise and disruption to the area caused by the outbreak of music through the bi-fold doors and the exit from the premises onto Thompson Road.  She said there were a number of terraced houses along Thompson Road which acted as a funnel for noise.  She said she had further concerns with regard to patrons leaving late at night, hailing taxis in the street and parking issues.  Ms. Smith said that there were many professional people and families with young children living in the area and that another bar would cause further disruption to their lives.




Drummond Murdoch reiterated the concerns by Vivienne Smith and stated that he was a permanent, local resident with a young family and felt that there would be increased anti-social behaviour and noise levels should the application be granted.  He said that he and his family were already disturbed by people returning from nights out, and that there would be increased parking pressures to the rear of the premises.  Mr. Murdoch said that previously the premises had been a restaurant which had caused no major problems, but felt that should the premises operate as a bar, noise and parking nuisance would increase and that this would affect the reputation of the area and would not be a safe environment to raise a young family.




Patricia Morgan stated that she had lived in the area for more than 50 years and had seen many changes, but felt that another bar with a late-night licence in the area was a step too far and she had put her house up for sale.  She said that the rear of the premises backed onto  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.