City councillors will next week decide whether to approve Fulneck Golf Club‘s application to increase the hours it sells alcohol and plays music.
The Pudsey-based golf club wants to sell alcohol daily and play live and recorded music from 8am until 11pm – an increase from its current permission of starting at 11am Monday to Saturday, and 12pm on Sundays.
Premises supervisor Sean Wood says the club wants a full ‘on’ licence instead on the current ‘club’ licence’ it holds.
One letter of objection from a local resident expresses concerns about noise and states: “We do not want to deprive golf club members of a sociable drink after a game, but a full ‘on’ licence is not required for a quiet village like Fulneck. It is simply way over the top.
“We already know only too well the incessant music that blares out late into the night…. we have known many cases where it has gone on after midnight. Quite often in summer the club doors are propped open, worsening the problem.”
Leeds City Council’s environmental protection team say complaints were received last October regarding noise from functions held at Fulneck Golf Club. The case was closed in January 2023 following improvement to the noise. The team recommend outside seating areas should not be used after 10pm.
West Yorkshire Police are proposing a number of licensing conditions.
The golf club’s application states that doors are always closed for events held in the function suite to prevent noise affecting nearby householders. It also says soundproofing will be installed once the premises licence is approved.
Councillors on the licensing sub-committee will meet at Leeds Civic Hall next Tuesday, 28 March, at 10am. Documents and the full report can be read in full here.
Fulneck Golf Club dates back to 1892.