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Proposed venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer 

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Club/Premises Certificate (Licensing Act 2003) - Tesco Express, Land adjacent to The Cutler public house, Woodsetts Road, North Anston pdf icon PDF 26 KB

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Consideration was given to an application for Premises Licence, under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of the Tesco Express, land adjacent to the Cutler Public House, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield. 


The Licensing Authority received representations which were not withdrawn and the Sub-Committee considered those representations.


The Sub-Committee heard that a planning application for the premises would be considered by the Planning Board later in the month. 


No statutory authorities had objected to the application.  The objection by the Local Authority had been withdrawn following the period of consultation and amended conditions submitted by the applicant.


The applicant’s representative provided background information about the company and its trading practices. Tesco Express was the smallest form of store operated by Tesco (less than 3,000 sq ft.) and was aimed at the local community.  It would stock 90-110 alcohol products carefully chosen and selected the majority of which would be red or white wine.  The store’s opening hours would be 6.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. with the peak times continually assessed with regard to staffing.  The majority of alcohol sales took place between 11.30 a.m.-8.30 p.m.  It was proposed that there would be 18-24 members of staff, both part-time and full-time with a management team of 3 within the store. 


The company operated a strict anti-social behaviour policy as well as good neighbour and Tesco Think/Challenge 25 Policies.   The company had won a good practice recognition award for the training, encouragement and empowering of members of staff with regard to the sale of alcohol.  The policies were designed to take into account the location of stores i.e. next to schools, public houses etc.


The local Ward Councillor and residents, attending the meeting, referred to the problems of existing anti-social behaviour and youth nuisance in the area with the proposed opening hours of the store potentially exacerbating the problems with longer opening hours than those of the existing three licensed convenience stores (within 200 metres) all of whom had chosen to sell alcohol at a later time of day than they were entitled to and did not sell after 10.00 p.m.  Concerns were also raised with regard to the inadequacy of car parking and the position of the proposed store on the junction of a very busy road.  It was also pointed out that there was a large Tesco store nearby in Dinnington. 


It was noted that objectors had not been notified of the revised conditions proposed by the applicant.


The applicant’s representative explained that discussions had taken place with the pub landlord with regard to the beer garden and car park of which Tesco had no operation over.  There was an obligation under the lease to try and use all reasonable endeavours so that drinks were not taken into the beer garden with a condition specifically agreed to take this into account.


The applicant’s representative stated that he would raise the issue of CSE training and CCTV provision on the car park with the company if  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.