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Agenda item

Pavement Cafe Licence - The Moor



Steve Lonnia, Chief Licensing Officer, reported on an application received by Café Nero, for a Pavement Café Licence in respect of Kiosk 1,The Moor, Sheffield S1 4PR.  He stated that there was no legal time limit in terms of how long the Authority could grant such licences, but previous requests had been granted for a period of 12 months.  The applicant in this case had applied for a licence for a period of 10 years. 




Whilst accepting that the application could enhance and have a beneficial effect on the City Centre, some Members expressed concerns regarding large national companies leasing areas of land in the City Centre area and issues regarding access, in the light of their being tables and chairs outside the premises, particularly for blind and disabled people.




In response, Steve Lonnia stated that, as well as the area being monitored by the City Centre Ambassadors, Licensing Officers would also monitor the position and take any enforcement action if necessary.




RESOLVED: That the Committee:-




(a)      notes the information now reported, together with the comments now made; and




(b)      agrees, in principle, to grant a Pavement Café Licence to Café Nero in respect of Kiosk 1, The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PR, for a period of 10 years or if and when the leasing agreement between the City Council and Scottish Widows, in respect of The Moor, is redacted, whichever is the earlier, but requests the Chief Licensing Officer to try and negotiate a five year licence in line with the preference of the Committee.




(NOTE 1: The votes on the above resolution were ordered to be recorded, and were as follows:-




For the Resolution (3)


Councillors Roger Davison, George Lindars-Hammond and Clive Skelton






Against the Resolution (3)


Councillors Nikki Bond, Jillian Creasy and Denise Reaney






Abstentions (2)


Councillors Stuart Wattam and Cliff Woodcraft).




(NOTE 2: In the event of their being three votes for and three votes against the resolution, the Chair used his casting vote, in favour of the resolution).




(NOTE 3: In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 26 of the Council’s Constitution and the provisions of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, the Chair decided that the above item be considered as a matter of urgency in the light of the timescale required for granting the application, although it had not been possible to give five clear days’ notice that the application was to be considered).