Chairman introduced those present and advised on the procedure that
would be taken for the application for a Street Trading
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.
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
Chairman asked the Applicant, Mrs Susan Clark, to present her
Clark advised that she would be assisted by her son, Mr Ricky
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
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.
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
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.
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
Notice of Determination:
Sub-Committee had been asked to determine this application against
the background of an objection from the Parish Council relating to