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Agenda and minutes
Venue: Digital Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Contact: Rebecca Barrett
INTRODUCTION AND RECORDING ARRANGEMENTS
Due to technical difficulties, the meeting start was delayed to 10.35am.
The Chair welcomed all those in attendance and introductions were made. The Chair reminded those present that the meeting was being recorded and would be made available following the meeting via the Council’s website – Click Here to View Part 1
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence received.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest made at the beginning or during the course of the meeting.
The Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee outlined the procedure for the meeting, including the order of representations and the opportunities for all parties to ask questions.
Mr Lee Morgan (Licensing Manager) presented the report and outlined the application submitted by Ms Gemma Evans for the renewal of a street trading consent for a catering trailer providing hot and cold food and drink, located at The Bungalow Club, Llywnon Street, Oakdale, NP12 0NF. The application sought consent to operate between the hours of 8.30am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm Saturday and 10am to 10pm Sunday, which was a significant increase upon previous trading times authorised under the consent.
It was noted that during the 14-day consultation period, representations were received from two local residents in objection to the application. Full details were appended to the Officer’s report. There were no adverse comments received from other appropriate bodies (e.g. Environmental Health and Highways) in relation to the application for renewal.
Attention was drawn to the determination process as set out in the Street Trading Policy and to the way in which the Sub Committee would deal with the application. Members were referred to the recommendation set out in the Licensing Manager’s report, which recommended the grant of the Street Trading consent, subject to the original trading hours of 8.30am - 2.30pm Monday to Friday,10am – 2pm on Saturday and 11.00am – 3pm on Sunday, following the concerns raised in respect of prevention of public nuisance and public safety.
It was also noted that that determination of the matter rests with the Taxi and General Sub Committee and that there are no further rights of appeal.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager, who responded to queries from the Sub Committee and the residents present on the contents of his report.
Representations were then invited from the applicant, Ms Gemma Evans, who summarised her application and explained that the extended hours had been applied for to give her business flexibility to cater for special events hosted by the neighbouring Bungalow Club, such as Halloween and Christmas. She emphasised the responsible nature of her business and was sorry to learn of the objections received.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions, and Ms Evans responded to questions from the Sub Committee, the Legal Advisor and the local residents on the specifics of the application.
Representations were then invited from Mr and Mrs Martin (local residents) who addressed the Sub Committee and outlined their objections to the application. They made reference to existing public disorder, noise and light disturbance from patrons of the adjacent premises which was impacting on the enjoyment of their evenings, together with strong food smells emanating from the trailer and the road safety hazards caused by customers in their vehicles reversing from the premises car park into the main road. They feared that any extension to the existing hours could exacerbate these problems and cited the potential ... view the full minutes text for item 3.