Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Appeals Sub Committee Hearing Panel - Wednesday, 27th September, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Ian Smith 

No. Item


Exclusion of the Public

The officers consider that the following item or items contains exempt information as provided for in the Local Government Access to Information Act and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The Committee is recommended to agree the necessary resolutions excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of these items. At the time this agenda is published no representations have been that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.


A recommendation was made that the public be excluded during consideration of the following items of business.




To exclude the public during consideration of the following items which involved consideration of exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of particular persons, and public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.


Application for a Street Trader Consent - Kashmiri Chai, Worldwide Foods Car Park off Crescent Road, M8 9JX

The report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is enclosed.

Additional documents:


The Hearing Panel considered a report from the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing. The Hearing Panel also considered the written papers of the parties and the oral representations of the parties who attended as well as the relevant legislation.


The Licensing Officer addressed the Hearing Panel and stated that this was an application for a street trader consent, initially from 10:00 to 23:00, 7 days a week but now revised and reduced to 10:00 to 19:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. The North Neighbourhood Team had objected on the grounds that there was not sufficient cleansing mentioned in the application, there had not been mention of how waste would be disposed of and no named assistants. The food and drink offer had also been scaled back to Chai and Samosas. The applicant was stating that he had permission from Worldwide Foods to use their electricity supply and waste disposal.  The Licensing Officer concluded by stating that there had been an objection and added that a street trading application could be granted where appropriate but added that the policy states that the application should be refused where products are already available in the vicinity and where there are likely refuse issues.


The applicant addressed the Hearing Panel, stating that this was their only available work. The items for sale were unique to the area as there was not a large Kashmiri population nearby. The applicant had agreements from Worldwide Foods as stated earlier and for a small fridge in the unit.


In responding to questions, the applicant stated that:

  • Other Kashmiri premises nearby were Cash and Carry establishments
  • Worldwide Foods had a large commercial waste bin
  • He could provide his own litter/waste bin but thought that Worldwide Foods would be responsible
  • To his knowledge, there were no other premises selling pink Kashmiri chai in the vicinity
  • There were other nearby sales of samosas but his had different ingredients
  • Worldwide Foods staff regularly cleanse the car park area and he would look after the unit
  • He would clean the footpath and use the Worldwide Foods waste bins
  • The cabin is already in situ in a fixed position and cabled for electricity
  • The previous owner fitted the electricity which the applicant had tested and could confirm that it was in working order
  • This was also tested by the previous cabin owner
  • There was a meter in the cabin
  • The rental of the unit includes the electricity supply and the applicant could not name the supply company
  • The meter in the unit might actually be a fuse box
  • The Hearing Panel had concerns that the electricity supply might not have been carried out by the electric board and the applicant stated that the previous owner had letters/certificates in the cabin
  • Worldwide Foods staff had dug up the car park and run the cable underground
  • The applicant would get their own electrician to check the supply
  • The applicant was also certain the supply was coming from Worldwide Foods
  • Worldwide  ...  view the full minutes text for item 96.