Venue: Meeting Room G.01, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Councillor Singh Johal as Chair, led on introductions.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence.
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.
The Director for Neighbourhoods and Environmental Services submits a report in respoct of a new application for Paan Express 32 Barkby Road, Leicester.
Councillor Singh Johal, as Chair welcomed all to the Committee and outlined the proceedings of the hearing.
The Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services submitted a report on an application for a new premises licence for The Paan Express, 32 Barkby Road, Leicester.
The applicant Mr Karsan Modhwadia and the applicant’s agent Mr Bhawsar were in attendance. They were accompanied by three individuals who were allowed to observe the hearing but not take part as no representations had been made by them nor had any notice of their attendance been given. Also present, was the Licensing Team Manager (Policy and Applications), the Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee and the Licensing Enforcement Team Manager to present their representation.
The Licensing Team Manager (Policy and Applications) presented the report and outlined details of the application.
The Licensing Enforcement Manager was given the opportunity to outline the details of the representation from the Leicester City Council Enforcement Team and answered questions from Members of the Sub-Committee.
The applicant’s agent was given the opportunity to address the Sub-Committee on behalf of their client and answered questions from the Members.
All parties present, were then given the opportunity to sum up their positions and make any final comments.
The Sub-Committee received legal advice from 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 their 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, Members 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 decision and reasons would be announced 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 informed the meeting that all but the Democratic Support Officers should withdraw from the room. The Sub-Committee then deliberated in private to consider their decision.
The Sub-Committee recalled the Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee to give advice on the wording of the decision.
Members of the sub-committee considered each of the options available to them and because of the representations made to them, they were content to GRANT the application subject to the following conditions:
1. The applicant or anyone employed by him or serving at the premises must prior to the commencement of the licence undertake training on the licensing objectives from an independent accredited provider and provide proof to the Licensing Enforcement Team.
2. The opening hours and supply hours shall be Monday to Sunday 7am to 11pm
3. The conditions jointly put forward by the Applicant and the Licensing enforcement team are approved. The ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS