Agenda and draft minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 11th December, 2023 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE. View directions

No. Item


Election of Chair

To select a Member to act as Chair of the meeting.




That Councillor Tim Grogan be elected as Chair for the meeting.


(Councillor Tim Grogan in the Chair)



Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.



Disclosures of Interest

All Members are invited to declare at this point any interests they have in items appearing on this agenda, including the nature of those interests.


There were no declarations of interest.


Procedure for Licensing Hearings pdf icon PDF 128 KB


The attached procedure was noted.



Harrogate Brewing Company - Application for a New Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 281 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director of Environment.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Corporate Director of Environment which sought determination of a new premises licence application in respect of Harrogate Brewing Company, Unit 5B Hambleton Grove Industrial Estate, Hambleton Grove, Knaresborough, HG5 0DB.


The Licensing Enforcement Officer, Wan Malachi, introduced the report which had been circulated to all parties. He advised that the consultation period had been extended due to an initial issue with the publication of the newspaper notice but confirmed that all statutory requirements had since been complied with. The Applicant had requested a licence for the retail sale of alcohol Monday to Sunday from 1200 hours until 2200 hours. A copy of the application and premises plan were provided at Appendix 1.


Correspondence between the Applicant and North Yorkshire Police had resulted in the agreement of additional conditions in order to promote the licensing objectives which were attached at Appendix 4. One representation had been received from the Council’s Health and Safety team on the objective of public safety which was attached at Appendix 5. Seven representations had been received from other persons which were indicated at Appendices 6.1 – 6.7. The options available to the panel were outlined at paragraph 13.0 of the report. 


In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, the Licensing Enforcement Officer clarified that as per the conditions agreed to from North Yorkshire Police, no open drinking vessels or bottles were permitted to be taken out of the licenced premises onto the pavement or highway, except for consumption in a clearly delineated external area, for instance a beer garden. It was also confirmed that no representations had been received from Environmental Protection.


The Licensing Enforcement Officer informed the Sub-Committee that discussions had been held between the Council’s Health and Safety team and the Applicant, prior to the application being submitted. A meeting was also undertaken on site to discuss the options in relation to the use of the outside area. It was also confirmed that a meeting had taken place between the Applicant and several local residents. The Licensing Enforcement Officer had no knowledge of any current traffic regulation orders in place in the local vicinity and advised that this was a matter for the Highway authority.


Submission by the Council’s Health and Safety team


The Health and Safety Officer, John Mathews, addressed the Sub-Committee and explained that Hambleton Grove was an industrial estate comprised of 8 units situated adjacent to a residential area in Knaresborough. The site was reported to be predominately used for the storage and distribution of goods and was serviced by articulated and rigid vehicles. The Health and Safety Officer reported that the turning of articulated vehicles had proved problematic due to the limited space and restricted layout of the site. It was explained that attempts had been made to implement an articulated vehicle turning circle which had not been successful. 


The Health and Safety Officer displayed CCTV footage obtained from the site of a HGV attempting to reverse and subsequently hitting another vehicle on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.