Venue: Virtual Meeting
Contact: Debbie Pons, Governance Adviser
At the commencement of the meeting, it was clarified that Councillor Ellis, although Chair of the Licensing Committee, was in attendance and objecting to the application in the capacity of Ward Councillor.
The Sub-Committee considered an application for the grant of a premises licence, in accordance with Section 17 of the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of Seasons Restaurant, 151-152 Bawtry Road, Wickersley, Rotherham. The premises comprised of what were formerly 3 separate businesses – a delicatessen, a butcher and a health/beauty salon. The applicant was seeking a licence to permit the provision of late night refreshment and sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises.
As the premises were located within Wickersley, the application fell under the scope of the Council’s Cumulative Impact Policy and should be considered in accordance with this Policy along with the Council’s overarching Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.
In accordance with the procedure the Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene, presented the report which set out the application seeking authority for the following licensable activities to take place at the premises:-
Provision of late night refreshment (for consumption within and outside of the licensed area) between the hours of 2300 hours and 0000 hours Monday to Sunday
- Retail sale of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises) between the hours of
1100 hours and 0000 hours Monday to Friday
1000 hours and 0000 hours Saturday and Sunday
- The applicant had stated that the opening times of the premises were as follows:-
0800 hours to 0030 hours Monday to Sunday.
Rotherham Council’s Planning Service had confirmed that Condition 03 attached to planning reference RB2018/1692 only allowed the business to operate between the hours of 0800 hours and 0000 hours.
The Licensing Authority had received representations from Rotherham Council’s Licensing Service (in the role of Responsible Authority) and 5 interested parties. In addition, South Yorkshire Police had agreed conditions with the applicant that were intended to address any concerns that the Police may have had in relation to the application.
The Licensing Service (in the role of Responsible Authority), reported that, since the representations had been made, a significant number of additional conditions had been included in the applicant’s proposals. These additional conditions addressed those concerns raised regarding the Cumulative Impact Policy for the Wickersley area and the representations had now been withdrawn.
No objections had been received from the Authority’s Environmental Health Officer.
A member of Wickersley Parish Council, a local resident and Councillor Ellis presented their objections to the proposals. There were also 2 written statements by members of the public. The objections were as follows:-
- The recently adopted Wickersley Cumulative Impact Zone and the consultation that had taken place leading to the adoption of the Zone
- Lack of infrastructure to support the industry resulting in a negative impact for local residents
- Increase in crime and disorder
- Public safety/road traffic accidents
- Parking concerns
- Noise and littering nuisance ... view the full minutes text for item 10.