Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Friday 11th March 2022 9.30 am

Venue: Blue & Pink, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Carley Lavender 

No. Item


Apology for Absence


An Apology for Absence had been received from Councillor Staniforth.


Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.


Members and officers should make their declaration by stating :


a) the item they have the interest in

b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial

c) the nature of the interest


            There were no Declarations of Interest made.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2021 and note the minutes from the Licensing Sub-Committee meeting held on 14 January 2022.

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on the 10 December 2021 were approved and the Committee as a correct record and were signed by the Chair.


The Committee also noted the minutes from the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 14 January 2022.



Items not on the Agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances


The Chair confirmed that there were no urgent matters for this meeting.


Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes).


            The Chair confirmed that no public questions had been submitted for this meeting.


Street Trading and Markets Policy, Making of Resolution to Vary Street Trading Designations and Fee Setting pdf icon PDF 175 KB

This report provides comments made following public consultations regarding street trading proposals previously considered by the committee.

The report also provides a second draft of the Street Trading and Markets policy.


The Licensing Committee are asked to:

·       consider the consultation responses

·       recommend approval of the policy

·       make a resolution regarding the Street Trading Designations and approve the proposed fees.

Additional documents:


The Licensing Manager provided members with an overview of her report, explaining that there were four matters they needed to consider at this meeting these were:


·         the consultations responses,

·         approval of the policy, 

·         to make a resolution regarding the street trading designations and,

·         to approve the proposed fees.


            She then drew members attention to the consultation responses regarding the policy as well as a number of points in relation to the Street Trading Designation consultation responses inclusive of confirmation regarding queries raised and answered through the consultation process. This included a response from the Leader of Arun District Council who had suggested the committee consider inclusion of additional roads (Sea Road, Rustington, Sea Lane, Rustington and Broadmark Lane, Rustington) as prohibited streets. The prohibited streets that had been proposed had been addressed in terms of a ‘if it is not broken, do not fix it’ approach, however the Council had also considered proposals where incidents had been brought to its attention over the years. Consideration had also been given to where a nuisance or annoyance for residents was considered as a risk. It was also proposed that York Road was taken outside of the scope of the designation’s consultation at the time as it was felt that support to local business was important. The resolution to vary the proposed designations sought to identify the streets in the area that could be considered, the policy did not make provision for everyone in the district to benefit from street trading, it sought to exercise further controls and to ensure that there was not any detriment to any area. It would also allow the council to have effective controls in place to manage the policy as during the pandemic there were some issues that had arisen and the council did not have the controls in place to respond effectively to these issues. It had also been proposed that public authority car parks be included and recognised as areas for public trading.


Drawing members attention to page 111 of the agenda pack, the Licensing Manager explained that this page detailed the proposed fees that had been included for cost recovery purposes which would allow support for the delivery of its functions and had taken into account officer time and any other related charges.


            Members then took part in a full debate on the report where a number of points were raised and responded to by Officers, including:


·         Discussion on Sea Lane Rustington, Sea Road, Rustington and Broadmark Lane, Rustington and Aldwick Road in Bognor Regis

·         The benefit of the policy presented and its ability to support ‘pop-up’ businesses better alongside the policy assisting with a step further in suggesting future places for street trading that would help enhances areas

·         Clarity was sought for wording on page 83 where it stated that ‘traders are not permitted to purchase from the public when operating a pitch’

·         Discussion regarding Street Markets and their importance within town centres as a direct link to regeneration, it was felt  ...  view the full minutes text for item 745.


Committee Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

The Committee are requested to note the work programme for 2021/22 has been completed.


The committee received and noted its work programme for the remainder of 2021/22.