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Items
No. Item

27.

Disclosures by Members and Officers

Minutes:

There were no disclosures by Members and Officers.

 

28.

Disclosures of Lobbying

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of lobbying.

 

29.

Exempt Items

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the items be taken in public as proposed.

 

30.

Report of the Head of Housing and Community Services - Application to transfer a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for Capitol Express, 11 Snowdon Parade, Snowdon Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5NS pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that this item had been withdrawn from the papers.

 

31.

Report of the Head of Housing and Community Services - Application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor under the Licensing Act 2003 for Capitol Express, 11 Snowdon Parade, Snowdon Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5NS pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that this item had been withdrawn from the papers.

 

32.

Report of the Head of Housing and Community Services - Street Trading Consent – Susan Clark pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced those present and advised on the procedure that would be taken for the application for a Street Trading Consent.

 

The Legal Services Representative gave a brief outline of the application and advised that a consultation had been carried out with statutory bodies  and two responses had been received from Kent Police and the Environmental Enforcement Team in which they expressed no objection.  The local Highway Authority did not respond.

 

However, it was noted that a representation had been received from Harrietsham Parish Council which had highlighted concerns about highway safety.

 

The Legal Services Representative advised the Sub-Committee that they could either grant consent for the Street Trading Licence, grant consent with conditions or refuse the application.

 

The Chairman asked the Applicant, Mrs Susan Clark, to present her case.

 

Mrs Clark advised that she would be assisted by her son, Mr Ricky Clark.

 

Mrs Clark informed the Sub-Committee that she had vast experience of running food premises and had previously run a café at Cobham Hall.  She had took the opportunity when the lease expired on the café to run her own mobile catering business selling burgers etc.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that Mrs Clark had chosen to locate her business in the grounds of the car park at Victoria’s Nightclub, Ashford Road, Harrietsham. She had previously run the Nightclub when the owners had gone on holiday and had established a good rapport with them.

 

The location had also been chosen due to the fact that vehicles could exit the site easily as there was good vision both ways.

Mrs Clark also advised that she had contacted Kent Highways about the safety concerns of Harrietsham Parish Council and they advised her that there had only been one minor accident in the last 18 years on that particular stretch of road.

 

In response to Members questions, Mrs Clark advised that:-

 

·  The Parish Council had not made contact with her over their concerns but had asked her to provide catering facilities at their recent street party.

·  She did not sell alcohol and catered for vegetarians and customers with allergies.

·  There was not a problem with vehicles turning to the right out of the car park, there was a viewing distance of 2080 ft to the right and approximately 270 metres to the left.

·  The car park could not accommodate lorries as it was too small.  However there was a transport café situated about a mile up the road especially for HGV drivers.

·  The garage just up the road from the nightclub did not object to Mrs Clark’s burger van as it did not sell the same sort of food.

Due to the fact that Harrietsham Parish Council had not attended the Hearing to state their objection, the Members advised the applicant that they would adjourn to consider their verdict.

 

Notice of Determination:

 

The Sub-Committee had been asked to determine this application against the background of an objection from the Parish Council relating to highway safety.

 

The Sub-Committee were disappointed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Duration of Meeting

Minutes:

10.00 a.m. to 10.25 a.m.

 

 

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