Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, CR0 1NX

Contact: Thomas Downs
020 8726 6000 x86166  Email: Thomas.Downs@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

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Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Clouder and Khan.

 

Apologies were received from Councillor Sherwan Chowdhury, for whom Councillor David Wood was in attendance as substitute.

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2019 as an accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2019 were agreed as an accurate record.

 

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Minutes of previous Licensing Sub-Committee Meetings pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To approve as an accurate record the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee since the last Licensing Committee:

 

  • 16 October 2019
  • 25 November 2019
  • 18 December 2019

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the following Licensing Sub-Committees were approved as an accurate record:

 

·       16 October 2019

·       25 November 2019

·       18 December 2019

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Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

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Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

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London Local Authorities Act 1990: Application for Street Designation Order x5 & Application for Variation to Street Trading Licence x1 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The purpose of this report is to seek the Committee’s decision on the proposal to designate five sites in the Borough as a ‘licence street for street trading and the granting of a street trading licence under the provisions of the London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended.)

 

The report also seeks the Committee’s decision on the application to vary an existing street trading licence to vary the type of goods displayed for sale and to also permit the provision of tables & chairs for customer use (a service).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the application to designate a section of public highway outside 112 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2NB (Appendix A).

 

The Head of Licensing introduced the item, explaining the process of designation for street trading, applying for street trading licences and the details of the application before the Committee. The Committee heard that the site had an existing designation, but as the holder had sought to trade on a larger area of public highway, a new street trading designation was required. The Committee heard that the nearest designation was for tables and chairs outside of Nonna Rosa's Cafe on the same side of the street. The Committee was informed that the application had been sent to responsible authorities and advertised in the local press; no representations had been received.

 

The section of highway in question was Croydon Council maintained.

 

The Applicant was present and offered to provide responses to any questions which the Committee had but declined to provide further comment on the application.

 

A Committee Member commented that they were familiar with the site, and had been aware of customers experiencing difficulty taking trollies between the store and car park due to the kerb; they stated that they believed storing trollies in the proposed designation site would be beneficial in reducing this.

 

The Committee RESOLVED:

 

1.     To designate 112 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2NB for the purposes of street trading.

 

2.     To grant a street trading licence to the Applicant.

 

 

The Committee considered the application to designate a section of public highway outside 133 Wickham Road, Shirley, CR0 8TE (Appendix C).

 

The Head of Licensing introduced the item, explaining the process of designation for street trading, applying for street trading licences and the details of the application before the Committee. The Committee was informed that the application had been sent to responsible authorities and advertised in the local press; no representations had been received.

 

The section of highway in question was TFL maintained.

 

The Applicant was present and queried whether the designation would allow for the placement of an A-board. The Head of Licensing informed the Applicant that this was not a licensable activity, would not be covered by a street trading designation and would need to be pursued through Planning.

 

In response to a Member’s question about whether shisha would be used within the designation, the applicant responded that it would be. In response to whether this would be acceptable, the Head of Licensing responded that it was, and as a tobacco product it must be used outside, either in the designated area, or in the premises’ rear outdoor space.

 

In response to a Member’s question, the Head of Licensing responded that they were happy with the distance of the designation from a nearby bike rack and it exceeded the distance required on TfL maintained highway, and that it was diagonal in relation to the designation. The Head of Licensing reminded the Committee that if the footpath layout changed meaning that it was having  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6/20

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Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

 

Minutes:

This was not required.