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Election of Chair
To appoint a Chair for the meeting.
Councillor Lugg was appointed Chair for the meeting.
Introductions and Procedures
The Chair to arrange introductions and to explain the procedure to be followed during the meeting.
Those present introduced themselves and the Chair outlined the procedure to be followed for the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.
No declarations were made on this occasion.
To consider the report of the Head of Public Protection.
Licensing Officer’s Report
The Licensing and Enforcement Officer presented the report which invited the Sub-Committee to consider an appeal by Mr Yunus Caparlar against the Officers’ decision to refuse an application for a Street Trading Consent for Glevum Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester.
She reported that on 11 August 2016 Mr Caparlar made an application for a Street Trading Consent for Glevum Way.
During the consultation period four representations were received in opposition to the application and were attached in Appendix 3 to the report.
The representations were considered in relation to the criteria for determining street trading applications and the application was refused by Officers for the reasons detailed in paragraph 6.1 of the report.
Mr Caparlar submitted a letter of appeal on 28 September 2016 containing the reasons that he believed the consent should have been granted.
A further representation had been received from Councillor Gravells, Ward Member for Abbeydale and was contained in Appendix 3 to the report.
In addition, a further representation from Councillor Gravells was circulated at the meeting.
In conclusion, she noted that Mr Caparlar did not have planning permission to operate in this location although the lack of such permission in itself was not a reasonable ground to refuse Street Trading Consent.
There were no questions of the Officer.
Ian Robertson, Management Partner, Hadwen Medical Practice
Mr Robertson, on behalf of Hadwen Medical Practice, reiterated his previously submitted representation. He objected to the proposed location for the kebab van.
An objection had been submitted to the previous van but had not been supported by evidence. The Practice now had evidence of litter and anti-social behaviour including people going around the back of the surgery causing damage.
The Practice was endeavouring to promote healthy eating which the proximity of a kebab van would do nothing to help.
He stated that there was heavy traffic on Glevum Way and displayed photographs of a typical Monday lunchtime. Glevum Way was a very narrow street used by a large number of articulated vehicles delivering to the Morrison’s store.
There were serious parking issues at the Practice which was planning to expand but that would not happen for eighteen months.
He believed that there was a risk of a serious accident and the proposed site on a busy street opposite a medical practice was not an appropriate location.
Mr Tuncel, for the Applicant stated that the hours requested were 4.00pm until 11.00pm and noted that the applicant was not in control of parking. He was aware of the objections to the van sited in the Ridge and Furrow car park.
The Chair asked about surgery opening hours and was advised that the surgery was open until 8.15 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the Veterinary surgery was open until 7.00 pm every evening.
Andrew Tickner, Chairman Abbeydale Community Association Board of Trustees.
Mr Tickner supported Mr Robertson’s representation. There were congestion and parking issues, including longer term parking by people selling cars in the ... view the full minutes text for item 4.