Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Friday, 29th April, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

Contact: Anisha Teji - 01895277655 or Email: ateji@hillingdon.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

21.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None.

22.

Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting

Minutes:

Councillor Simon Arnold declared a non-pecuniary interest as he had been in communication with one of the objectors regarding the third runaway.

23.

To confirm that the items of business marked Part I will be considered in Public and items marked Part II will be considered in Private

Minutes:

It was confirmed that all items would be heard in Part I.

24.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

Minutes:

None.

25.

Application For a Renewal of a Temporary Street Trading Licence pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Introduction by Regulatory Services Officer

 

Mark McDermott, Regulatory Services Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon, introduced the report and photographs relating to the application for a renewal of a temporary street trading licence for Sarin Express, 212 High St, Harlington, Hayes UB35DS. A background and chronology of events was provided.

 

A renewal application was made for a temporary street trading licence for a 1.5 metre shop front display outside Sarin Express. The applicant sought to renew the licence to display fruit and vegetables with the addition of household goods outside the shop. The application had received objections from a Ward Councillor and four residents.

 

A recommendation was made to consider the representations received and the discretionary grounds for refusal and, should the Committee be minded to grant the licence, limiting the licence to a period of six months with any conditions deemed appropriate. 

 

During Member clarification questions, it was noted that the land behind the shop was not owned by the applicant and the fly tipping photographs were not directly linked to the application. It was also clarified that the Council had no established rules for the material requirements of boxes. A six-month licence was recommended to encourage the applicant to organise his affairs and prove compliance with the licence.

 

Representations by Applicant and Applicant’s representative

 

The Applicant – Mr Manpal Singh and the Applicant’s representative- Mr Panchal addressed the Committee.

 

As a background to the application, the Committee was informed that the Applicant had been in the shop for six years and paid for a 2-meter licence. The Applicant had complied with the Council’s requirements and was willing to comply with a six-month licence and any conditions.

 

In response to Member questions, it was confirmed that the fruit and vegetable shop front display brought in 30- 40% of trade.

 

Representations by Objectors

 

Cllr June Nelson addressed the Committee and submitted that she was in total support with the residents regarding the renewal of a street trading (shop front) licence. The shop was in a conservation area and this issue had been ongoing since the pandemic. There had been numerous complaints from residents that restricted pedestrian access which had been communicated to the Council. There had also been toilets rolls on the shop front display and allegations of threatening behaviour. It was reported that when the Council had previously issued fixed penalty notices, the applicant then made changes however reverted to his original position. The Committee was asked not to grant the licence so that the high street could have safe pedestrian access.

 

 

 

Discussion

 

·         Further clarification was sought on the photographs and the degree the shop front came out. It was explained how far the shop front previously came out although this had been amended following the fixed penalty notice and the granting of the licence.

·         Questions were raised about why the Anti Social Behaviour Team were not present and, for the purposes of the hearing, it was clarified that only objectors were present.

·         In terms of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.