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To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.
There were no declarations of interest received.
The Chairman opened the Hearing and introduced the Members of the Sub-Committee and officers present.
At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant introduced himself. Mr. Barnicoat confirmed that he had been made aware that he could have been represented by a legal representative at his own expense during the Hearing; but had chosen not to be represented and was happy for the Hearing to continue.
The Council’s Legal Advisor informed Mr. Barnicoat that all Sub-Committee Members had carried out an unannounced Site Visit to the trading site.
At the request of the Chairman, the Council’s Legal Advisor reminded Members that, as detailed in the report, Mr. Barnicoat was granted a street trading consent for this site; at the Licensing Sub-Committee meeting held on 14th June 2018. Members granted the street trading consent for a trail period of six months, in order to determine and assess any adverse impact that the trading may have had.
The Sub-Committee was being asked to considered a review of the Street Trading Consent granted to Mr. Barnicoat on 14th June 2018, for a site on the carriage way of Sugarbrook Road, Aston Fields Industrial Estate, Bromsgrove, B60 3DR.
The Technical Officer (Licensing), Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) outlined the reasons why this matter had been brought before the Sub-Committee.
The Technical Officer (Licensing), WRS confirmed that the Responsible Authorities had been consulted with and that no representations had been received. However, a representation had been received from a nearby business on the industrial estate, as detailed at Appendix 2 to the report.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Mr. Barnicoat addressed the Sub-Committee.
Mr. Barnicoat explained that following his wife’s friends comment regarding the fact that there was nowhere on the industrial estate to grab a breakfast; he had decided to submit a Street Trading Consent application form to Licensing, WRS.
He had been trading, successfully at the site since June 2018. Customers were able to purchase gourmet burgers, breakfast items (bacon, sausages etc.) and jacket potatoes. He had thought that after a while he might need to tweak his menu, but his customers were more than satisfied with the choice he offered and his food was selling really well.
Mr. Barnicoat further explained that his burgers had been recognised and had been included on the shortlist for a gourmet burger award, which he was very proud of.
In response to the Chairman, Mr. Barnicoat agreed that the mobile unit, his own vehicle and further vehicle were parked at the site. Neither of these additional vehicles was ever parked on double yellow lines. He had never had any safety concerns about the traffic since he had been trading. He had also not received any complaints from any of the businesses on the industrial estate regards any traffic concerns they had with his mobile unit or the other two vehicles parked at the trading site.
With the agreement of the Chairman, Mr. Barnicoat provided three letters of support from businesses on the industrial estate. They had ... view the full minutes text for item 36/18