Ghetto Golfing, which already has premises in Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle, sought after permission to serve alcohol from 10am-1am at a former disused warehouse in Walter Side road, Burley.
However contributors of the within sight Redeemed Christian Church of God objected to the appliance, claiming it might reason hurt to the congregation’s 80 kid contributors.
Representing Ghetto Golfing, Richard Taylor instructed the assembly: “We met with police and licensing in September, we confirmed them the video and we mentioned the way of operations.
“We now have CCTV, we have now Problem 25 at the door – as a result of that is an adults most effective position. There could be incidents books, refusals books – all beverages in polycarbonates or plastics.
“So far as the buyer profile is anxious, it’s everyone – there are charity occasions, firms, other people include their associates.”
Issues have been raised concerning the venue because of its different premises that includes risqué props, and Mr Taylor admitted to the assembly that it might come with an Amsterdam purple gentle district-themed hollow.
He stated: “There’s tongue in cheek grownup humour – it was once described to me as Benny Hill for the 2020s. There also are holes according to such things as horror movies and (1996 movie) Trainspotting – it’s deliberately to have an edge and to be humorous.
“We don’t injury any kids – we’re a business corporate that function correctly.
“With the best of appreciate, if I’m instructed that’s what is going on I’d object – however it couldn’t be farther from the reality.”
He added the website online would create “round 60 new jobs”, and it was hoping to be open in October.
The plans had won dozens of letters of objection from the church’s congregation – with many believing granting such permission would result in crime, dysfunction or even “endanger the lives” of youngsters who attended church products and services.
Representing the church, Samuel Obafaiye instructed the assembly: “Our entrances are simply beside every different. Once we moved in in 2010, where was once now not occupied as it’s now.
“The corporate this is short of to come back right here, we strongly object to. One of the crucial causes is that we have got 80 kids underneath 16 that come to our products and services every week.
“In the event that they have been on different streets clear of us, we wouldn’t have any downside, however the belongings is simply too shut for kids to peer what they’re doing. We felt it might compromise the facility of our trustees to safeguard our youngsters.
“We concept that there will have to be a regard for this being a spot of worship. I’m certain that they will have to now not be adjoining to any church or any college.
“We aren’t just a group of adults, we have now sons and daughters and teens and having this industry beside us will impact the kids.
“We now have already purchased the valuables so it’s tricky for us to transport than if we have been renting.”
He added that the trustees of the church sought after to open a nursery and day care centre, and that the Ghetto Golfing construction may just impact the plans.
He concluded: “There are homes in Leeds that they are able to use, however now not beside a church. They will have to give us the popularity of a spot of worship – they shouldn’t carry their industry to where close to kids.”
Mr Taylor spoke back to Mr Obafaiye’s claims: “There’s a worry about kids with the ability to glance in and notice what’s taking place – this is unattainable – there are not any home windows or alternatives to seem in. The objection seems to be proximity and planning-based, fairly than a licensing founded objection.
“Everyone knows any choice needs to be made with actual proof fairly than on supposition, wager paintings and what may occur.”
Mr Taylor showed the Ghetto Golfing emblem could be on an indication out of doors the construction, however not anything extra elaborate would enhance the premises.
Following a 20-minute dialogue held by means of the panel in personal, chair Coun Andrew Hutchinson gave the panel’s verdict, pointing out: “We now have listened in moderation to the respondents and to the applicant. We’re inspired with the professionalism and the marketing strategy introduced ahead.
“On that foundation we have now determined the grant the appliance as asked, and we simply hope that possibly they do end up to be just right neighbours on either side.”