Agenda and draft minutes
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Contact: Angela Bielby Democracy Officer
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Declarations of Interest
At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:
· any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests
· any prejudicial interests or
· any disclosable pecuniary interests
which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.
Members were invited to declare any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, any prejudicial interests or any disclosable pecuniary interests that they might have in respect of business on the agenda. No interests were declared.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2020.
Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2020 be approved, and then signed by the Chair as a correct record at the next available opportunity.
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Filming or Recording Meetings
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It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.
This report seeks Members determination of an application to transfer and renew a Sex Establishment Licence for a sexual entertainment venue which has been made under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Schedule 3 Control of Sex Establishments in respect of Upstairs (55 Club), 53-55 Micklegate, York, YO1 6LJ.
Members considered a report seeking determination of an application to transfer and renew a Sex Establishment Licence for a sexual entertainment venue which has been made under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Schedule 3 Control of Sex Establishments in respect of Upstairs (55 Club), 53-55 Micklegate, York, YO1 6LJ.
The Licensing Manager presented the application to Members noting the operating hours. She noted that consultation had been carried out correctly and there no objections to the application. She outlined the options available to Member in determining the application. She noted that she had visited the premises and would invite Members to visit once renovations had been completed.
In response to a question from a Member the Licensing Manager clarified that there would be a new manager for the premises. She further clarified that the owner of the premises had taken over the running of the nightclub and sexual entertainmnet venue.
Members acknowledged that there had been no objections to the application. By virtue of paragraphs 10, 12 and 13 of schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended), the Committee have the following options available to them in making their decision:
Option 1: Grant a renewal and transfer of the licence as requested.
Option 2: Renew and transfer the licence with modified/additional conditions imposed by the licensing committee.
Option 3: Refuse the application for renewal/transfer on one of the mandatory grounds or on one or more of the discretionary grounds within paragraph 12 to Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended).
Resolved: That, in accordance with Option 1, Members grant a renewal and transfer of the licence as requested.
Reason: To consider the renewal and transfer of the licence as required by the legislation.
To consider the committee work plan for the remainder of the municipal year.
Members considered the committee’s work plan for the current municipal year.
Resolved: That the work plan be approved.
Reason: To ensure that the committee has a planned schedule of work for the year.
The Chair acknowledged the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses in the city.