Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday 30 November 2020 10:00 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Moved by Councillor Gander, seconded by Councillor Lidbetter and


Resolved, that Councillor Wehring be appointed Chair for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



To confirm that the minutes of the meetings held on 3 and 16 November 2020 are correct records.


Resolved, that the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee meetings held on 3 and 16 November be confirmed and signed as correct.


Pizza Di Prato - Memorial Square, Church Street, Kingston upon Thames pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and confirmed that the application was made on 30 September 2020 by Mr Simon Paun and sought a Temporary Street Trading Licence valid for a period of 6 months, to permit the trade of hot and cold food from a pitch on Memorial Square, Church Street, Kingston upon Thames, Monday to Friday from 09:00 hours to 18:00 hours.

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a public notice at the premises and that the application had been advertised on the Council’s website. In accordance with the Council’s Street Trading Policy, a copy of the application was made available to all statutory consultees, including the Council’s Highways, Planning, and Noise Pollution departments, the Council’s Equalities Officer, and the Metropolitan Police. The Highways Department and the Equalities Officer had made a representation to the application. Four further representations had been received from Other Parties. 

Simon Paun and his representative, Andy Newman, confirmed that the application would provide for a quality artisan pizza offering for customers that was unique and not currently available in Kingston or outside the area nearby. Mr Newman also referred to European Union law on proportionality and rights to work and said that Mr Paun would be able to make any reasonable adjustment to his application to ensure that it would work in the location proposed, particularly with regard to the Carousel that currently operates with a Street Trading Licence on a pitch that would adjoin the pitch that Pizza Di Prato hoped to occupy, and safety, access and obstruction concerns that had been raised. It was noted that Mr Paun intended to use a vehicle that was 5986mm in length, 2000mm in width and 2690mm high. Mr Newman also referred to advice that he had received from a traffic management specialist in relation to these issues. 

The applicant and his representative responded to questions from the Sub-Committee on the dimensions of his proposed vehicle and his trading times, and the licensed times of operation of the Carousel (Friday to Sunday, along with Bank Holidays and school holidays), and the potential for any conflict with this trader and other adjoining licensed street trading pitch operators. Mr Newman put forward the view that both the Carousel and Mr Paun’s vehicle would be able to be satisfactorily accommodated in order for both to trade.   

The Sub-Committee also heard representations from a statutory consultee, Younes Hamade, a highways officer employed by Royal Borough of Kingston. Mr Hamade made reference to concerns that the area is pedestrianised, with traffic access at certain times to allow loading / unloading, and should therefore be free from any obstruction which may impact on HGV delivery, and that a vehicle of the size proposed to be used by Pizza Di Prato in Memorial Square would create obstruction which may lead to safety issues.

In making their decision, the Licensing Sub-Committee considered the merits of the application and had regard  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair


There were no urgent items.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following matters may be considered in private if the Committee agrees that, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public are excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 ofPart I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed.  This paragraph covers information relating to any individual.



The motion for exclusion of press and public was not required.