Agenda item

M32/Napier Road - 3 No. Street Trading Applications AW, HO, RA

To determine three applications for the grant of a Street Trading Consent at the following locations:  Under M32 on Footpath Area, Behind Stapleton Road and Opposite Jalal Jame Mosque and Gantry Under M32, Napier Road.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed those present and led introductions.

 

There were 3 applications received seeking consent for street trading.

 

The Officer introduced the report that had been adjourned from 17th December 2017 to allow for a site visit to take place. Committee members had visited the location on the 23rd February 2018.

 

Committee invited the first applicant RA to address the committee.

 

·        RA explained that he wanted to trade in the area because it was a good location to sell vegetables and clothes to those passing. 

·        There are no cyclists in that area or anyone else who uses that space

·        The location is prone to litter and broken bottles but RH proposed to take responsibility for the clearing the site including removing his own rubbish.

·        When questioned RA provided assurances that the boxes and any rubbish arising would be removed to RH’s vehicle during the course of the day.  All rubbish would then be taken off site for disposal at the end of the trading day.

Committee invited the second applicant HO to address the committee

·        HO addressed the committee with assistance from a relative.

·        HO’s business was concerned with selling kitchen goods, clothes and other household items.

·        That the business had been very popular for the last two years.

·        HO referenced the rubbish left by others in the vicinity of Ikea that was unrelated to HO’s business.

The 3rd applicant AW failed to attend.

 

Decision

 

The Members considered very carefully all of the written and verbal evidence presented together with their observations from the site visit.

 

Members considered the letter received from a local business and noted the concern about rubbish.  They also noted the reference to a possible future cycle path enhancement.

 

Members were satisfied that with conditions applied to manage any rubbish arising from any street trading activity, that granting Street Trading Consents to RA and HO at this location would not cause any problems.  They further considered that granting these consents would benefit the area and minimise unregulated activities.

 

Cllr Davies abstained because he did not attend the site visit together with Cllr Bowden-Jones. The vote was 4/6 in favour of granting the consents.

 

Chair invited all parties back before committee for the decisions.

 

Resolved:

1.      That the application for a Street Trading Consent for under the M32 on the footpath near Stapleton road made by HO be granted subject to the standard conditions and Condition 8 being made more robust by having the following wording added to it:

a.      In particular when the consent holder vacates the site, the consent holder shall ensure that any rubbish, empty boxes, bags or any items associated with their trade are not left there.

2.      That the application for a Street Trading Consent for under the M32 on the footpath near Stapleton road made by RA be granted subject to the standard conditions and Condition 8 being made more robust by having the following wording added to it:

a.      In particular when the consent holder vacates the site, the consent holder shall ensure that any rubbish, empty boxes, bags or any items associated with their trade are not left there.

3.      The application by AW for the Street Trading consent for under the M32 was considered in AW’s absence. Committee resolving not to grant consent to AW in view of the fact that there was no opportunity to hear further evidence from him as to the nature of his application or for the Committee to put questions to him about it.

 

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