Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory Committee
Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Jemma Duffield  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence received from Councillors P M Brivio, S J Jones and R S Walkden.

9.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was noted that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, Councillors K Mills and C D Zosseder were appointed as substitutes for Councillors P M Brivio and S J Jones respectively.

10.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

11.

Minutes

To confirm the attached Minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 16 April and 18 June 2019 (to follow).

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 16 April and 18 June 2019 were deferred.

12.

Highways Act 1980 - Section 115E - Pomegranate, 94 High Street, Deal pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To consider the attached report of the Licensing Team Leader.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Licensing Team Leader on an application by Sarah Fisher of Pomegranate, 94 High Street, Deal. The application was for a Street Furniture permit to allow the placement of 3 tables and 6 chairs at the premises. These would be placed at the side of the premises and not at the front, as stated in the report. The applicant was seeking permission to site the furniture between 09:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs every Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.

 

One representation was received in respect of the application from Deal Town Council who objected to the restricted pathway access should the application be approved. The passageway was 3.3m wide in total and bollards located at either end still allowing wheelchair access. With the furniture in situ there would be 3.5ft of pathway available for pedestrians, wheelchair users and pushchairs. Members were advised that there was no statutory definition that defined a legal distance to remain available on the public highway although they should consider allowing sufficient room for wheelchairs, pushchairs and pedestrians passing.

 

The adjacent premises to Pomegranate, Hope and Lane, had a Street Furniture permit to site 5 tables and 10 chairs in St George’s Passage. Should the application be granted the applicant offered to stagger the tables and chairs with Hope and Lane’s to prevent any potential obstructions. The applicant advised that there would be two chairs to a table, as shown on the plan provided with the application.

 

RESOLVED:         That having regard to Section 115E of the Highways Act 1980, the application by S Fisher of Pomegranate, 94 High Street, Deal for the siting of 3 tables and 6 chairs between 09:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs Tuesday – Saturday inclusive in St George’s Passage (amended) be GRANTED.

 

 

13.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 39 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

14.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 - Application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence

To consider the attached report of the Licensing Team Leader.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.