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Agenda and draft minutes

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

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.

 

 

 

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 - Olivia's, 173 - 179 West Street, Sheffield, S1 4EW pdf icon PDF 264 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 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for the grant of a premises licence in respect of the premises known as Olivia’s, 173-179 West Street, Sheffield S1 4EW (Case No.83/22).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Sean Fogg (Applicant), Michelle Hazlewood (Applicant’s Solicitor), Mark Booth (Objector), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Samantha Bond (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

4.3

Samantha Bond 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 a representation had been received from a local resident and was attached at Appendix “C”.

 

 

4.5

Mark Booth stated that exactly a year ago to the day he heard loud music outside the premises and tried to complain but didn’t get any response and the music continued. He further stated that he had sent videos and photographs to the Licensing Service in November, 2021 evidencing his complaint.  He said that licence conditions were consistently being breached, even after Licensing Enforcement Officers had visited the premises.  He added that the front and rear doors were frequently propped open so a considerable amount of noise breakout from amplified music could be heard until 3 a.m. which prevented him from sleeping or had woken him up.  Mark Booth said that when the Environmental Protection Service had tested the acoustics inside the premises, they did so with the doors closed which, he believed, didn’t give a true reflection of noise breakout from the premises.  Mark Booth said that he had again complained to who he believed to be the applicant and was promised that the matter would be dealt with, but to date, nothing had been done.  He said that the original planning application required an acoustic lobby with the doors leading out onto West Street opened outwards but in fact, they opened inwards and only had handles on the inside of the doors.  Mark Booth stated that on 4th May, 2022, extremely loud music was played continuously for six to seven hours.  He said he had raised the issue again with who he believed to be applicant, who had apologised to him, but he didn’t feel that they were being proactive to his complaint.  Mr. Booth felt that the applicant was unaware of what the manager of the premises was doing.  In summarising his complaint, Mark Booth said that outside music being allowed near to residential premises was totally unacceptable and felt that premises should close before 3 a.m.  He said the noise breakout from the premises was affecting his mental health due to not being able to sleep or having disturbed sleep.  Finally, he said that he had lived in his apartment for 19 years and had never had any issues with previous owners of the premises.

 

 

4.6

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, Mark Booth confirmed that there were handles on the inside  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.