Venue: Zoom Virtual Meeting
Contact: Angie Smith, Email: Angie.Smit@leicester.gov.uk
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Councillor Singh Johal was appointed as Chair for the meeting.
It was noted that the hearing of the application was held virtually in accordance with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus)(Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings)(England and Wales)(Regulations) 2020 (the 2020 Regulations) and in accordance with the Council’s own Remote Procedure Rules.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Councillor Dr. Moore. Councillor Westley was present for Councillor Moore.
Introductions made and the procedure for the meeting was outlined by the Chair.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.
There were no declarations of interest made.
The Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services submits a report on an application for a new premises licence for New Parks Food, 63 Keightley Road, Leicester, LE3 9LQ.
Report attached. A copy of the associated documentation is attached for Members only. Further copies are available on the Council’s website at www.Cabinet.leicester.gov.uk or by telephoning Democratic Support on 0116 4546354.
(Wards affected: Western)
The Chair confirmed with the Sub-Committee Members that reports for the meeting and additional information that had been circulated prior to the meeting had been read.
The Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services submitted a report on an application for a new premises licence for New Parks Food, 63 Keightley Road, Leicester, LE3 9LQ.
Members noted that a representation had been received, which necessitated the application had to be considered by the Sub-Committee.
A representative for the applicant, Mr Anthony Close, Mrs Lilu Odedra (owner of a nearby store) and Miss Rakhi Odedra were present. Also present was the Licensing Team Manager (Policy and Applications) and the Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee.
The Licensing Team Manager (Policy and Applications) confirmed with all those present that petitions from both parties had been received and circulated to Members.
The Licensing Team Manager (Policy and Applications) presented the report and outlined details of the application. It was noted that a representation was received on 17th February 2021 from a local business which related to all four licensing objectives.
Miss Odedra on behalf of Mrs Odedra was given the opportunity to outline the reasons for the objection and answered questions from Members.
Mr Close on behalf of the applicant was given the opportunity to outline the reasons for the application and answered questions from the objector to the application.
All parties were given the opportunity to sum up their positions and make any final comments.
The Sub-Committee received legal advice form the Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee in the presence of all those present and were advised of the options available to them in making a decision. The Sub-Committee were also advised of the relevant policy and statutory guidance that needed to be taken into account when making their decision.
In reaching their decision, the Sub-Committee felt they should deliberate in private on the basis that this was in the public interest and as such outweighed the public interest of their deliberation taking place with the parties represented present, in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005.
The Chair announced that the decisions and reasons would be publicly announced and confirmed in writing within five working days. The Chair informed the meeting that the Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee would be called back to give advice on the wording of the decision.
The Chair then asked all but the Members of the Sub-Committee and Democratic Support Officers to disconnect from the meeting. The Sub-Committee then deliberated in private to consider their decision.
The Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee was called back to the meeting to give advice on the wording of the decision.
That the application for a new premises licence for New Parks Food, 63 Keightley Road, Leicester, LE3 9LG be GRANTED.
Members of the-Sub-Committee were asked to determine an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 for a new premises licence.
In reaching their decision the Sub-Committee Members had carefully considered the Committee report presented by the ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
CLOSE OF MEETING
There being no further items of urgent business, the meeting closed at 6.15pm.