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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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1.

Apologies for Absence

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1.1

No apologies for absence were received.  Councillor Roger Davison 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 - Ms Mistry’s, 250-254 London Road, Sheffield, S2 4PA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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 Ms Mistry’s, 250-254 London Road, Sheffield, S2 4PA (Ref No. 76/21).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Sheena Patel (Applicant), Chris Grunert (John Gaunt and Co, Solicitors, for the Applicant), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (Democratic Services).

 

 

4.3

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

 

 

4.4

Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from one interested party, but they were not in attendance at the meeting.

 

 

4.5

4.5 Chris Grunert stated that the premises were situated at the junction of Sharrow Lane and London Road, and would be focusing on the sale of Indian tapas-style food.  He referred to the plan in the report, indicating that the premises were modest in size, and had seating for a maximum of 18 customers.  The proposed opening hours applied for were 11:00 to 23:00 hours, with the premises to be cleared of customers by 23:30 hours, or possibly earlier, dependent on the number of customers.  Mr Grunert referred to other licenced premises in the area, indicating that such premises had similar opening hours, and the proposed opening hours for Ms Mistry’s had been based on such times.  The applicant was very familiar with the area, having lived there for 15 years.  With regard to the representations, Mr Grunert stated that given the nature of the business, there would be a gradual dispersal of customers, and given the maximum number of customers allowed in at any one time, noise nuisance was not likely to be an issue.  He also stressed that any misbehaviour by customers, either on, or within the immediate vicinity of, the premises, would be dealt with by staff.  Mr Grunert also referred to the conditions offered by the applicant, and set out in the report.  In response to further concerns raised, he stated that a full fire safety risk assessment would be undertaken, the noise and fumes with regard to the extractor fan would be strictly monitored, and that it was not expected that the roller shutters would be used on a regular basis.

 

 

4.6

Sheena Patel stated that as the premises would primarily be food-led, she did not envisage any problems with drinking.  She wished to promote the diversity of the food on offer, and would mainly be targeting passing custom.

 

 

4.7

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, it was stated that whilst a full noise survey had been undertaken with regards to the flat above the premises, sound-proofing measures had already been undertaken by the landlord, which had met all required standards.  There was only one entrance/exit, and the applicant had been informed that one toilet would be sufficient for the size of the premises.  The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - Dore Club, Townhead Road, Sheffield, S17 3GA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

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5.1

5.1 The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report on an application made under Section 84 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the variation of a club premises certificate in respect of the premises known as Dore Club, Townhead Road, Sheffield, S17 3GA (Ref No. 70/21).

 

 

5.2

Present at the meeting were Alistair Reed (Applicant), Ben Williams (Barrister, for the Applicant), Nigel Parsons, Kim Royds and Jenny and Michael Woolhouse (Objectors), Chris Grunert (John Gaunt, Solicitors, representing Jenny and Michael Woolhouse), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (Democratic Services).

 

 

5.3

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

 

 

5.4

Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that 26 public objections had been received, together with eight letters of support for the application, and which were all attached at Appendix ‘E’ to the report.  All persons making representations had been invited to attend the meeting, with those listed above, together with other interested parties, being in attendance.  Ms Gough added that the suggested conditions proposed by the Environmental Protection Service prior to the hearing had now been agreed by the applicants.

 

 

5.5

Nigel Parsons stated that he had supported the Club, and had been a member, for a number of years, but was objecting to the proposed variation on the grounds that he considered recent behaviour by the Trustees inconsiderate.  During lockdown, the Club had applied for, and had been granted, planning permission for the erection of a gazebo in the premises’ grounds.  It was not intended that this would be used for smoking, but when the Club re-opened after lockdown, ashtrays were placed on tables under the gazebo.  There had been a number of incidents of noise nuisance caused by members drinking and smoking under the gazebo and in the outside area, late into the evening.  Previously, there had only been a few tables outside, which were used for special occasions, such as classic car shows and gala days.  The gazebo was sited just yards from one neighbour’s property, and whose family had been particularly affected by the noise and smell of smoke.  With regard to those residents supporting the application, Mr Parsons stated that some of them lived so far away from the Club that they were never going to be affected by the noise.  Dore Village had always been a very quiet, residential neighbourhood, but things had changed in recent years, with residents being affected by the smell of smoke and noise nuisance from members drinking outside the Club, and by the sound of taxis arriving and departing.  Mr Parsons referred to two recent functions held on the premises, one of which had been a wedding reception, and which had caused specific problems for those residents living within the immediate vicinity of the Club.

 

 

5.6

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, Mr Parsons stated that the gazebo had been erected during lockdown, and first used in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.