Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday 3rd September, 2015 7.00 pm

Venue: Bourges/Viersen Rooms - Town Hall

Contact: Philippa Turvey; Senior Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nawaz, Shabbir, Miners and Davidson. Councillors Jamil, Sharp and Sandford were in attendance as substitutes.



Declarations of Interest

At this point Members must declare whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest, or other interest, in any of the items on the agenda, unless it is already entered in the register of members’ interests or is a “pending notification “ that has been disclosed to the Solicitor to the Council.


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes of the Meeting Held on:


18 June 2015 pdf icon PDF 75 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2015 were approved as a true and accurate record.


Minutes of the Sub-Committee Hearings Held Between June 2015 and July 2015 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

i)             11/06/15 – Madina Kebab, 2 – 65 Gladstone Street (Review) and Nectar, 1 – 2 Central Square (New Premises)

ii)            09/07/15 – Baltia, 148 – 150 Huntly Grove (Review)

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         The following minutes of the Sub-Committee hearings held between June 2015 and July 2015 were approved as true and accurate records:


i)              11/06/15 – Madina Kebab, 2 – 65 Gladstone Street (Review) and Nectar, 1 – 2 Central Square (New Premises)

ii)             09/07/15 – Baltia, 148 – 150 Huntly Grove (Review)



Field Walk Appeal pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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          The Regulatory Officer addressed the Committee and advised that the appeal was from Ms Sultan, the Applicant, against the refusal to grant a street trading consent. The appeal was for the Committee to reverse the decision of the Licensing Authority not to grant a street trading consent at 5 Field Walk, Peterborough.


          The report detailed the background to the appeal and the completed application for a grant of a street trading consent was attached at Appendix A. Ms Sultan had applied for the hours of 6.00am to 11:00pm, on Sundays only.


          The appeal letter received from Ms Sultan was attached at Appendix C to the committee report. Ms Sultan stated that she believed the decision not to grant the street trading consent was unfair and the reasons for refusal provided were unsubstantiated. Letters of support and a petition in favour of Ms Sultan and a fellow trader were attached to the committee report at Appendix C.


          The Regulatory Officer requested that the decision of the Licensing Authority be upheld. Following questions it was clarified that:

·         Although there was a takeaway business on the same street, this was not on a residential premises.

·         It had been necessary to divert resources to the area in order to deal with highway and congestion issues.

·         A resident had complained in relation to the noise of this particular stall being set up in the morning.

·         Other potential sites for the stall had been suggested to the Applicant, including a number of other car boot and market locations.

·         The selling of food goods required registration. Market Stall locations were covered by separate legislation.

·         The Regulatory Officer Confirmed that no application for planning permission for the site had been made.


          The Applicant addressed the Committee and responded to questions from Members. The main issues in respect of her appeal were highlighted, these included:

·         Ms Sultan had contacted the Licensing Team regarding her stall and had been advised to ‘see how it goes’.

·         Ms Sultan claimed advice was received stating that she could trade for up to four weeks in a year without making an application.

·         After discussing the matter with the Planning Services it was established that a planning application would cost over £300. Ms Sultan explained that she had been advised by Donna Hall to instead submit a ‘pre-app’ application, at a lesser cost. Ms Sultan did so and continued to trade. The application was subsequently refused.

·         Ms Sultan was made aware that Tony D’Alessio had made a complaint in relation to her stall. The Applicant believed that Mr D’Alessio was inciting the current action against her.

·         Ms Sultan recounted a visit by a Traffic Warden in which she felt that she had been subject to rude and threatening behaviour.

·         It was confirmed that officers of the Council did not advise Ms Sultan to keep on trading, nor did they advise her to cease her trade.

·         In relation to the traffic concerns raised by officers, Ms Sultan explained that she stopped people parking by her stall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.