Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 3rd June, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5 - Civic Centre. View directions

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting




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


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


Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent




Application for a new Temporary Street Trading Licence - Home Needs pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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Lois King, Licensing Officer, introduced the application for a new Temporary Street Trading Licence for a 2.0 metre shop front display outside Home Needs, 97-99 High Street, Ruislip, HA48JN. An application was sought for a new licence to display household commodities namely plastic storage boxes, flowerpots and suitcases projecting 2 metres from the shop front.


The application was consulted on, and the consultations commenced on 11 April 2024 and concluded on 2 May 2024. The consultees were Local Ward Councillors, the Council’s Highways Team, Street Scene Enforcement Team, Parking Services and the Transport and Town Centre Projects Team. The purpose of the consultation was to seek assurances that the applicant’s proposal satisfied the requirements of legislation. 15 objections were received.


The Committee was informed that in light of the response from the Highways Team, objectors were asked if a modification of only 1m and only to the left-hand side of the premises would be agreeable in an attempt to commence mediation. However, the objectors that responded to the proposal indicated that this would not be an agreeable solution. 


The Licensing Officer provided an overview of the bundle of documents and highlighted the complaints received, outcomes of the visits made by officers by the Environmental Enforcement Team and any subsequent correspondence with the applicant.


The Committee was advised that the Licensing Team have received no further complaints of goods being displayed on the pavement. It was noted that there were no goods on the pavement on 30 May 2024 at 09:35.


The Committee was asked to consider the application, taking into account the responses received and the Council’s adopted Street Trading Policy and the London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended). If the Committee was minded to grant the licence with conditions, a copy of standard conditions could be found in Appendix 3 of the bundle of documents.


During Member clarification questions, it was noted that a fix penalty notice was issued on 18 April 2024 due to not having a street trading licence and being previously warned. This was paid in full.


In response to questions regarding the display of the poster, it was confirmed that the poster had not been displayed due to the owner of the business not providing this information. However, a subsequent email was sent showing that the poster was displayed. 


It was explained that the first complaint was received on 26 February 2024 and a site visit was undertaken which prompted the licensing issues.  The street trading licence application was received on 9 April 2024. Members were informed that food and drinks led businesses in the area had pavement licences which was a separate regime to street trading applications.


The Applicant


The applicant was not in attendance.


It was noted that the applicant had been contacted in advance of the meeting and he indicated that he would be represented by his manager.  On 3 June 2024, contact was made with the manager prior to the hearing and it was confirmed that neither the applicant  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.