Was Calderdale Licensing Subcommitttee in breach of Council’s own licensing policy?

This is a genuine question to which, at the time of writing, UCV Plain Speaker didn’t know the answer.

Now, thanks to the wonders of social media, Dave Taylor, a Green Councillor in York, has provided an answer. In short, the answer is no. The reason why is outlined below, in the section “York Councillor Dave Taylor comes up with the answers”.

The question arose because UCV Plain Speaker was in search of reasons why, at the Calderdale Licensing Subcommittee meeting on 13th February 2014, the Chair and the Calderdale Council Solicitor repeatedly refused to allow various objections from Hebden Bridge residents to the Sainsbury’s Local alcohol licence application for its as-yet non-existent Valley Road store,
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