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Agenda and 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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Minutes:

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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Minutes:

2.1

RESOLVED: That the public and press be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place on item 5 on the agenda (item 4 of these minutes) on the grounds that, if the public and press were present during the transaction of such business, there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information as described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

 

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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Minutes:

3.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing - Individual Cases

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

 

 

*(NOTE: The report at item 5 in the above agenda is not available to the public and press because it contains exempt information described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted reports on two cases relating to hackney carriage and private hire licensing.

 

 

4.2

The applicant in Case No. 25/21 attended the hearing with a representative, and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.3

The applicant in Case No. 24/21 attended the hearing and addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.4

RESOLVED: That, after consideration of the information contained in the case papers and the information now reported, the cases now submitted be determined as follows:

 

 

 

Case No.

Licence Type

Decision

 

 

 

 

 

25/21

Application to renew a Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Grant a licence for 12 months on the grounds that the applicant has provided sufficient evidence to convince the Sub-Committee that there are unique and exceptional reasons to deviate from the current policy on the age limit of vehicles. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/21

Application to renew a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

(a) Grant a licence on the grounds that the Sub-Committee considers the applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a licence but, given the circumstances now reported, the licence be granted for the shorter term of one year and (b) the applicant be given a written warning as to his future conduct, to remain live for the term of the licence, and for the term of any subsequent licence up to three years.

 

 

 

 

 

(NOTE:  Councillor Davison was not present at the meeting during consideration of Case No. 25/21)

 

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - Beer Dog, 108 Charlotte Road, Sheffield, S1 4TL pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

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Minutes:

5.1

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 Beer Dog, 108 Charlotte Road, Sheffield, S1 4TL (Case No. 26/21).

 

 

 

5.2

Present at the meeting were Raimonds Dobelnieks (Applicant), Andy Chilton (Area Manager, Beer Dog Ltd), Craig Harper (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (Democratic Services).

 

 

5.3

Marie-Claire Frankie outlined the procedure to be followed during the hearing.

 

 

5.4

Andy Chilton, on behalf of the applicant, stated that he and Mr Raimonds were both personal licence holders, having considerable experience in operating licenced premises, and were fully aware of their rights and responsibilities under the licencing rules. The application involved bringing a vacant premise, which was situated in a prominent location, at the intersection of four roads, back into active use, to support the expansion of their existing portfolio of businesses in the city.  Mr Chilton stated that the plan was to sell craft beers, including local ales, with plans to sell artisan food at a later stage.  Whilst the concerns of local residents regarding the opening hours were acknowledged, he stated that the licence would seek to maximise potential trading hours given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on current trading conditions.  The applicant would then give consideration to more limited operating hours if this remained a concern in the future.  Also, it was stated that it was not the intention to directly compete with local businesses. In terms of concerns raised regarding the prevention of crime, disorder or public nuisance, Mr Chilton stated that he and Mr Raimonds both lived near the premises, and understood the proximity of the premises to residential properties, and would manage the premises to encourage both staff and customers to be respectful of their neighbours when entering and leaving the premises.  This would include staff training and ongoing training, and active management measures, such as dispersal procedures to prevent customers gathering outside.  It was noted that existing businesses in the area operated on a similar basis, and the applicants would be happy to work together with such businesses to ensure a positive neighbourhood impact.  With regard to public safety, it was reported that the applicant would be installing CCTV and appropriate lighting to monitor the premises, which would also hopefully act as a deterrent to crime and disorder in the area.  The applicants would also work closely with the Council to support any local crime prevention initiatives, as well as co-operating, as needed, with policing and environmental health regimes. The applicants have undertaken a risk assessment of the premises to ensure the safety of potential customers and staff, and would hold this on the premises for inspection should the licence be granted. In terms of the protection of children from harm, both Mr Chilton and Mr Raimonds had recently completed the Council’s safeguarding course, and would continue to uphold the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.