Manchester City Council

Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee Hearing Panel
Monday, 28th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber. View directions

Contact: Beth Morgan 

Items
No. Item

20.

Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.

Minutes:

Application for a New Premises Licence for The Crystal Maze, Stage 2, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, M3 4JP.

 

The Committee noted that agreement had been reached between the applicant and all parties who had made a representation, so treated the matter as a determination.

 

Decision

 

To grant the application subject to the agreed terms and conditions. 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence for Heaton Park Golf Course, Golf Pavilion, Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester, M25 2SW.

 

The Committee noted that agreement had been reached between the applicant and all parties who had made a representation, so treated the matter as a determination.

 

Decision

 

To grant the application subject to the agreed terms and conditions. 

 

Application for a Premises Licence Variation for Wework, 1 Spinningfields, 19 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3JE.

 

The Committee noted that agreement had been reached between the applicant and all parties who had made a representation, so treated the matter as a determination.

 

Decision

 

To grant the application subject to the agreed terms and conditions. 

 

Application for a New Premises Licence for Manchester Union Brewery, 96d North Western Street, Ardwick, Manchester, M12 6JL.

 

The Committee noted that agreement had been reached between the applicant and all parties who had made a representation, so treated the matter as a determination.

 

Decision

 

To grant the application subject to the agreed terms and conditions. 

 

 

21.

Application for a Premises Licence Variation for Bliss Club, Albion Wharf, 19 Albion Street, Manchester, M1 5LN. pdf icon PDF 334 KB

The report of the Head of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The applicant requested that this matter be deferred, as their legal representative was not available on this date.  In the interests of natural justice, the Committee agreed to defer the matter to a later date.

 

Decision

 

To defer the matter to 25 February 2019.

22.

Application for a Premises Licence Variation for 256 Wilmslow Rd, M14 6LB pdf icon PDF 270 KB

The report of the Head of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee heard from the applicant’s representative that he had taken over the licence from Hydes brewery in 2017 and wanted to offer something more to the local area than just a student drinking venue. The applicant stated that they were offering more food and on a Sunday they served roast dinners and did 160 covers which was unheard of under the old management of the premises.

 

The Applicant confirmed that there was seating for around 180 people and that they were happy to keep the condition as to seating being provided for at least 40% capacity. Whilst there was no capacity stated on the licence the PLH agreed that the capacity was 400. 

 

The Applicant also confirmed that they inherited the no glassware condition when the licence was transferred and would not want to alter this condition if it meant any additional risk to the premises, their staff or their customers. They wanted to offer something different for the premises and for people to be able to have a glass of wine with a meal for instance. They did however fully accept that the venue is in a student area and can be very busy in an evening during term time and that therefore polycarbonate would be appropriate for use after 2100 hours. They would therefore ensure that no glassware would be used after 2100 hours and that is why they only wanted the change until 2100 hours.

 

In relation to the door staff the applicant explained that previously, under the old management, the premise has closed out of term time however they wanted to keep it open all year to offer a venue local people could use as well as students. They stated they were however much quieter during this time and the current requirement to have two door staff on Sunday to Thursday was very costly and not usually necessary. They stated they would risk assess and have door staff if required.

 

The Committee heard evidence from the residents as to the concerns over the noise from the premises however it was confirmed to them that the variation was in relation to the conditions being amended and the effect of this and not a general review of the premises. When asked about whether there was anything in the proposed new conditions that they believed would affect the issues of noise they confirmed that their main concern was with the polycarbonate being replaced with glassware.

 

In relation to the glassware issue the objectors were concerned that this would be introducing a hazard into a premises that sits within the Cumulative Impact policy area. They gave details of the issues with smashed glasses and litter in the area within which the premises is situated. They also referred to the fact there had been a previous glassing incident at the premises which is why the polycarbonate only glasses were introduced however did accept this was under the previous owners. Given the very high number of students in the area they  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.