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RESOLVED to note the procedure note to be followed at the discretion of the chair.
In attendance and speaking at the hearing:
Mr Erdal Eskisan, Applicant
Mr Murat Surucu, on behalf of the applicant
Making public representations:
Ms. J. Hill
Ms. C. Kirby
Mr. G. Pew
The Sub-Committee was requested to determine an application for a premises licence for Reigate Kebab and Burger House, 6 London Road, Reigate, for late night refreshment.
Full details of the applicant and representations received were as set out in the report.
The Chair asked if agreement had been reached in relation to any of the issues in dispute. It was reported that agreement had been reached on the conditions proposed by the responsible authority for crime and disorder.
The Licensing Officer presented the report and provided an outline of the application and the issues for consideration by the Sub-Committee. It was identified that the Council had received representations from the police in relation to the licensing objectives, and that a further 4 valid representations were received from interested parties objecting to the application with regard to the licensing objectives. It was identified that as the conditions proposed by the police had been agreed by the premises, no further representations in this respect were required.
The chair invited the parties in attendance to make their representations to the Sub-Committee.
Mr. Surucu, on behalf of the applicant, made statements with regard to the following points:
· That the applicant had been trading at the site for seven years, under a previous licence, and had been in the business for approximately twenty-five years.
· That the hours of operation applied for were important to the function of the business.
Ms. Hill addressed the Sub-Committee and made statements with regard to the following points:
· That late-night attendees were frequently intoxicated, and frequently caused problems through mess and nuisance, including noise, litter, vomit, and damage to street furniture.
· That when the shop had closed earlier, these problems had had much reduced prevalence.
· That they had experience these issues over a period of several years.
The Chair noted that it would have been beneficial had a representative of the police, as the responsible authority for crime and disorder, been in attendance to provide additional information on any reported disorderly activity in the area.
Ms. Kirby addressed the Sub-Committee and made statements with regard to the following points:
· That they had also experienced issues when the late opening hours had previously been in operating, including noise, trespassing, a broken window and urination on their doorstep.
· That these incidents had been disruptive to their children’s lives and general quality of life.
· That there had been a violent incident directed at one of the shop’s staff in the preceding weeks.
Mr. Pew addressed the Sub-Committee and made statements with regard to the following points:
· That they supported the concerns already expressed and the connection to late-night opening.
· That there were also concerns about nuisance caused by taxi parking at late hours in relation to the shop.
The Chair opened the floor to questions, during the course of which ... view the full minutes text for item 10.