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Licensing Sub Committee (6)
Thursday, 24 February 2021
Members Present: Councillors Murad Gassanley (Chairman), Barbara Arzymanow, and Maggie Carman.
Officer Support: Legal Officer: Horatio Chance
Policy Officer: Terry Simpkin
Committee Officer: Cameron MacLean
Presenting Officer: Shannon Pring
Present: Mr Anil Drayan, Environmental Health Service.
Representations: Representations had been received from the Environmental Health Service (EHS); the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS); and residents.
Applicants: Various Market Traders
Ward: Warwick and Tachbrook Wards
CIA: Not applicable
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the Members of the Sub Committee and the Council Officers who would be supporting the Sub Committee. The Chairman explained the procedure that would be followed at the meeting before inviting the Presenting Officer, Mr Kevin Jackaman, to present the report.
The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of Public Protection and Licensing regarding the revised layout of Tachbrook Street Market (“the Market”), which operated between Warwick Way and Churton Street in Warwick Ward.
The revised layout of the Market had been agreed by the Licensing Committee (“the Committee”) on 8 July 2020 when it had agreed to upgrade the electrical infrastructure of the Market to make the electrical supply to the Market safer and more user-friendly. The new layout of the Market, which reduced the number of pitches from 33 to 23, would take effect at the end of March 2021 when the electrical upgrade work had been completed.
It was noted that there were currently 14 traders on the Market trading across 33 pitches, all of whom, with one exception, were trading on temporary licences, and that there were 17 vacant pitches. Traders and Members of the Public were invited to apply for street trading licences at the Market. Between November 2020 and January 2021, 18 applications were received; 12 from traders currently trading at the Market, and six from people who were not currently licensed to trade in Westminster.
The Sub Committee was, therefore, requested to decide which of the applications should be approved. In so doing, the report set out the following recommendations.
That the Sub-Committee -
1. Approve the recommendations of the applications set out in sections 3.6.1 to 3.6.18 of the report.
Specifically: That the Sub-Committee -
(a) Refuse the application with the lowest score, as per the scoring criteria; and
(b) Grant the remaining 17 applications for street trading licences.
2. Amend the applications (specifically the pitch applied for) in order to allow for a greater mix of commodities across the market.
3. Approve the further conditions set out in Section 4 of the report, to be imposed on all granted street trading licences.
PRESENTATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS
Ms Shannon Pring, Senior Practitioner, Street Trading, presented the report. Ms Pring noted that all the traders, with one exception, were currently operating on temporary licences. The one trader who was ... view the full minutes text for item 1.