Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee Hearing Panel - Monday, 15th May, 2023 3.00 pm

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

Contact: Ian Smith 

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Urgent Business - Temporary Event Notice - Empire House, 2 Empire Street, Manchester, M3 1JA - ref: LTN287920 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and 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.


GMP addressed the Hearing Panel and voiced their concerns regarding the event, stating that this was a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) requested for 17 June 2023 from 16:00 to 03:00 the following day for a music event. GMP were aware of previous TENs at this venue and the latest on 28-29 April 2023 had erupted into a full scale brawl with one person receiving serious facial injuries. GMP and the ambulance service had been called to the site on this occasion. GMP raised that there had been no information on security for the event initially but noted that this had now ben received. GMP had concerns due to the mishandling of the previous event.


The representative for the applicant, Mr Dixon, confirmed that this was not a music event and added that GMP had now been supplied with the required supporting documents, noted the previous 6 TENs which had gone without incident and added that the event applied for today had no association with the latest event and no other reps against it.


GMP responded, stating that this request had been received after the troublesome event and had therefore raised concerns about a repeat incident and added that they had seen CCTV footage of this which shwed no sign of security on site while attendees were still there.


Mr Dixon stated that it was a third party that had caused the incident.


LOOH addressed the Hearing Panel and stated that they shared concerns with GMP and expected to see a more detailed plan of event management after the previous incident and requested that the Hearing Panel refuse the application.


The Hearing Panel asked if this was an unlicensed venue and LOOH confirmed this.


Mr Dixon, acting on behalf of the applicant, stated that the TEN was for a 50th birthday party by invite only. Members of the public would not be permitted to attend. This was a family event with members coming from as far as the USA. Empire House was unlicenced and had 6 previous TENs go without any incident and 1 problematic event which GMP had referred to. Empire House had submitted an application for a permanent premises licence. Mr Dixon stated that this request had been heard and refused with representations against it being received on the same day. The applicant had no link to any previous event and it was unreasonable to expect the same consequences for a different event.


GMP asked the applicant if it was her application and if she had agreed any action plans. Mr Dixon stated that he would answer questions as part of Empire House management. GMP stated that it is the applicant who takes responsibility for the event and would like her to answer. The applicant stated that it was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.


Temporary Event Notice - Empire House Manchester, 2 Empire Street, Manchester, M3 1JA - ref: LTN287866 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

Additional documents:


The Hearing Panel was informed that the applicant had communicated requesting to defer the hearing as they were unable to attend due to family illness.




To adjourn the matter until next suitable date.