Agenda for Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee B on Thursday 14th June 2018, 5.00 p.m.

Agenda and minutes

Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee B
Thursday 14th June 2018 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Parkside Suite - Parkside. View directions

Contact: Pauline Ross 

Items
No. Item

5/18

Apologies

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.  The Sub-Committee were advised that Councillor M. Glass was in attendance to observe the Hearing as the Reserve Member.

6/18

Declarations of Interest

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.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

7/18

Application for a Street Trading Consent pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman opened the Hearing and introduced the Members of the Sub-Committee and officers present.

 

The Chairman confirmed that she had carried out an unannounced Site Visit to the proposed trading site.

 

The Sub-Committee was asked to considered an application for street trading consent to sell hot and cold food and drinks from a unit on placed on the carriage way of Sugarbrook Road, Aston Fields Industrial Estate, Bromsgrove, B60 3DR.

 

The Licensing Officer, Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) outlined the details of the application, together with the reasons why the application had been brought before the Sub-Committee.  It was confirmed that the Responsible Authorities had been consulted with and that no representations had been received.  However, three representations had been received from local businesses, as detailed at Appendix 2 to the report.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, Mr. Barnicoat, the Applicant spoke in favour of his application and in doing so, informed the Sub-Committee that the Licensing Officer, WRS, had been really helpful.

 

Mr. Barnicoat continued and explained that two years previously his wife’s friend had commented that there was nowhere on the industrial estate to grab a breakfast.  A few other friends had also made the same comment that there was nowhere, within walking distance on the industrial estate, to go and get a breakfast.  Taking this into consideration, he then canvassed people working on the industrial estate to see if there was a need. 

 

Having found that there was definitely a need, he then looked at where best to position a mobile food vehicle on the industrial estate, he took a while trying to find the best location.  Having liaised with the Licensing Officer, WRS, it became apparent that there would have been issues with positioning a vehicle lower down on the estate.  Hence going back to look at Sugarbrook Road where, there appeared to be adequate parking; so he and his wife looked for a suitable position near there.

 

Mr. Barnicoat continued and further informed Members that it was costly for him to go into this venture.  He had given up a good job with BMW, had purchased a £55,000 mobile food unit, into which he had installed a £10,000 jacket potato machine.  So he had carried out extensive research and decided he would target his business at people who worked on the industrial estate and wanted a short walk to get food.  There were approximately 4, 600 people who worked on the industrial estate. 

 

He had sat at the proposed location and had taken lots of photos of the area and traffic.  He had also looked at the Council’s Street Trading Policy for guidance and thought he had picked an area that fell within that policy.

 

In response to questions from Members, Mr. Barnicoat explained that the mobile unit would not be parked overnight at the proposed location.  He had made arrangements for the mobile unit to be parked overnight at a local haulage company site, as they had an overnight secure parking space for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7/18

8/18

Local Government Act 1972

"RESOLVED: that under Section 100 I of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, as amended, the relevant paragraphs of that part being as set out below, and that it is in the public interest to do so:-

 

Item No.

Paragraphs

 

6

1, 2 and 3

 

7

1, 2 and 3

 

8

1, 2 and 3

 

9

1, 2 and 3

"

 

Minutes:

“RESOLVED that under Section 100 I of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, as amended, the relevant paragraphs of that part, being as set out below, and that it is in the public interest to do so:-

 

Minute No’s              Paragraphs

5/18                            1, 2 and 3

6/18                            1, 2 and 3 

7/18                            1, 2 and 3

8/18                            1, 2 and 3 “

 

(Note: that under this item and in agreement with the Chairman, the Sub-Committee agreed to alter the running order of the agenda).

9/18

Application for Renewal of a Licence to use as a Private Hire Vehicle

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a renewal application made for exemption to the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook which restricts the age of vehicles over ten years of age. 

 

The Licensing Officer, Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) outlined the details of the application together with the reasons why the renewal application had been brought before the Sub-Committee, detailing the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant put forward his case in support of his application and answered a number of questions from Members of the Sub-Committee.

 

Sub-Committee Members inspected the vehicle to determine if the vehicle, a special events vehicle, had been maintained to a high level and therefore in such a condition that it could be regarded as ‘exceptional’ for the purposes of the age restriction policy.

 

The Sub-Committee then adjourned to consider its decision, upon its return it was:

 

RESOLVED that the renewal application be granted.

 

 

10/18

Application for Renewal of a Licence to use a vehicle as a Hackney Carriage

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer, Worcestershire Regulatory Services informed the Sub-Committee that the renewal application had been withdrawn by the applicant.

11/18

Application for the grant of a licence to use a vehicle as a Hackney Carriage

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application for the grant of a licence to use a vehicle as a Hackney Carriage that fell outside of the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook which restricted vehicles in the District with tinted windows that conceal the identity of passengers inside the vehicle.

 

The Licensing Officer, Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) outlined the details of the application together with the reasons why the application had been brought before the Sub-Committee, detailing the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant put forward his case in support of his application and answered a number of questions from Members of the Sub-Committee and the Council’s Legal Advisor.

 

Sub-Committee Members inspected the vehicle to determine the level of tint on the windows of the vehicle.

 

The Sub-Committee then adjourned to consider its decision, upon its return it was:

 

RESOLVED that the application be granted.

12/18

Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver's Licence - Application

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Driver’s Licence.

 

The Licensing Officer (Licensing), Worcestershire Regulatory Services outlined the details of the application, together with the reasons why the  application had been brought before the Sub-Committee, detailing the Council’s Guidance Relating to the Relevance of Convictions and Cautions.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant put forward his case in support of his application.  The applicant answered a number of questions from Members of the Sub-Committee.

 

The Sub-Committee then adjourned to consider its decision.  Upon its return it was

 

RESOLVED that the application be granted.