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Agenda and minutes
Venue: Digital Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Contact: Rebecca Barrett
Introduction and Recording Arrangements.
As the meeting immediately followed an earlier session, the start time was delayed to 11.20am.
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
Apologies for absence.
It was noted that apologies had been received from one of the local residents who had made representations but was unable to attend the meeting.
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.
Mrs Sandra Lewis-Williams (Senior Licensing Officer) presented the report and outlined the application submitted by Mrs Rachel Warry (trading as Supreme Snacks) for the grant of a street trading consent for a catering trailer located at the rear carpark of The Station Inn, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly, CF83 1AQ. The applicant sought consent to operate between the hours of 08:00 to 22:00 Monday to Sunday.
It was noted that during the 14-day consultation period, no representations or adverse comments in respect of the application were received from any of the appropriate bodies, (including Environmental Health).
Representations were received from two local residents in objection to the application and full details were appended to the Officer’s report. It was noted that the two residents were not in attendance but their concerns would be taken into account by the Sub Committee. In relation to these representations, the Sub Committee were asked to note that the Station Inn pub can trade beyond the hours of application for the street trading consent, and were also advised of parking difficulties highlighted by residents, where following a change of ownership, residents have indicated that they are no longer permitted to park in the car park owned by the pub.
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 that the application for the Street Trading consent be granted as applied for.
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, and the Senior Licensing Officer and Licensing Manager responded to queries from the Sub Committee on the contents of the report. Clarification was provided on the siting of the catering trailer and its proximity to the public house and neighbouring properties. Discussion took place around a biomass burner at a neighbouring site which had generated smoke pollution complaints. Officers outlined Environmental Health provisions and the requirements placed on a licence holder to ensure they do not create a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Representations were then invited from the applicant, Mrs Rachel Warry, who explained that her catering trailer would be located at the back of the Station Inn carpark as far away from neighbouring properties as possible, that there were arrangements in place to dispose of any waste and recycling, and that the level of noise from the trailer would be minimal. Mrs Warry also referred to the complaints around the biomass burner at a neighbouring site and stated that she understood the residents’ frustrations, but that these were not relevant to the ... view the full minutes text for item 3.