Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee Hearing Panel - Monday, 5th June, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Ian Smith 

No. Item


Urgent Business - Eva, 27 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3LZ pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Director of Planning, Building Control & Licensing is enclosed.

Additional documents:


The Hearing Panel considered a report from the Directorof Planning, Building Control and Licensing concerning the above application.  The written papers and oral representations of the parties who attended were also considered, as well as the relevant legislation.


A representative of LOOH addressed the Hearing Panel and stated that their objection was based on the proposed extension of trading hours in the Temporary Event Notice (TEN). The request was during the early hours of a weekday and the premises were already licensed to trade until 03:00hours. Residents were situated above the premises in the same building and there were already noise complaints from these residents.


In responding to questions from the Hearing Panel and their legal representative, the LOOH representative stated that there had been noise complaints from events in the early hours, there were 7 dwellings and 3 objectors from this cohort, there had been a more recent complaint from May 2023 and a previous permitted TEN had generated a complaint. Previous TENs had been granted but it was felt that there had now been too great a number of complaints to allow further events past the terminal hour. There was then some confusion over the date for the TEN as two dates had been stipulated on the application. It was confirmed that the TEN was requested for 03:00-05:00 in the early hours of Monday 12 June 2023.


The applicant then addressed the Hearing Panel who stated that they were the DPS at Eva for over 7 and a half years. The premises traded on their events and the DPS stated that they considered themselves to run all aspects of Eva in line with the licensing objectives. There was a drive to keep patrons and staff safe at all times and door staff were employed inside and out. Metal detector wands were used and this was a good late night business. After the pandemic, LOOH had assisted the premises with sound equipment and the venue kept all doors and windows closed at all times other than for ingress and egress of customers. Eva ran 26 event dates last year and 98.5% had gone without issue. LOOH’s objection today had been partially based on other complaints, one of which had considered video footage from the time of the Coronation in May 2023 from a nearby resident who filmed outside but the DPS expressed that the noise in the footage was general outside noise that could not be solely attributed to Eva. Another complaint from April 2023 had only been raised on application of the TEN at that time and a complaint in January 2023 had been raised when a resident contacted LOOH to state that Eva was operating illegally beyond their trading hours. Once they had been informed that Eva had a TEN for this occasion the resident then put in a complaint. The DPS stated that none of these complaints could be proven against the premises and the venue is situated in one of Manchester’s late night economy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.


Application for a Premises Licence Transfer - Queens Hotel, Sedgeford Road, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8QU pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is enclosed.

Additional documents:


The applicant did not arrive and was contacted. They had mistakenly prepared for a different date and could not arrange for their representative to join at short notice.




To defer the hearing until Friday 9 June 2023 to allow the applicant to attend with their appointed representative.