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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Bourne Centre, Holders Road, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7PW

Contact: Lisa Moor - Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting of the Sub Committee.


Nominations for a Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee were sought and it was




To elect Councillor Alison Bucknell as Chairman for this meeting only.



Apologies for Absence/Substitutions

To receive any apologies for absence and to note any substitutions.


There were none.


Procedure for the Meeting

The Chairman will explain the attached procedure for the members of the public present.


The Chairman explained the procedure to be followed at the hearing, as contained within the “Wiltshire Licensing Committee Procedural Rules for the Hearing of Licensing Act 2003 Applications” (Pages 1 – 6 of the Agenda refers).


Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will give details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.


The Chairman gave details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.



There were no interests declared.


Licensing Application

To consider and determine an Application for a Premises Licence by  

Mr Sihman Gunduz, in respect of the Snack Van, Lay-by off Packway, Larkhill, Amesbury.

Supporting documents:


Application by Mr Gunduz for a Premises Licence at The Snack Van, Lay-by off Packway, Larkhill, Amesbury.


The Licensing Officer, Hannah Hould, introduced the purpose and scope of the application, the premises to which it related and the key issues for consideration.


·         On 19 April, an application for a Premises Licence in respect of Snack Van had been made by Mr Sihman Gunduz for which one relevant representation had been received from Durrington Town Council.

·         The application was for the provision of late night refreshment after 11pm (Friday & Saturday from 11am – 3am).


In accordance with the procedure detailed in the agenda, the Applicant, the Responsible Authorities and those who had made a Relevant Representation were given the opportunity to address the Sub Committee.


Key points raised by Mr Gunduz, the Applicant were:


·               Lots of customers were happy with the service he currently provided.

·               He had been told by the customers that if he could open later then his trade would increase.

·               He wanted to keep his customers happy by staying open later.


Questions from Councillors:


·         Do you believe that staying open later would improve the viability of your business? Answer: Yes and by staying open later would enable him to make more profit.

·         Was there evidence to say that there would be business at 3am? Answer: The existing regular customers had advised him that they wished to go for food after 11pm. People were currently passing by taxi to go further afield to get food late at night.

·         What parking arrangements were available? Answer: 6 /7 cars could park there at the same time.

·         Were there any tables at the site? Answer: No it was only for takeaway.

·         Was there adequate lighting? Answer: The only the lights were on top of the van as it has its own illumination for this.

·         Would CCTV be installed? Answer: There was CCTV already.

·         How long had you been in this layby? Answer: 4 months.

·         Did anybody who visit on foot? Answer: No, just cars, and if by taxi the taxi waits.

·         Were there any more snack bars in Wiltshire run by you? Answer: No.

·         Were there any toilets? Answer: At the moment, we open between shop hours, so customers use the shop toilets. If we open later then we would provide a toilet. (Note – that is not relevant to the licence. It would be a trading standards concern)


·         The reports states there would be strong management controls and effective training of the staff would take place, how would that take place? Answer: People would be made aware of the CCTV which it was hoped would act as a deterrent. If there was an incident the Police would be called. There would be 2 people working on the late shifts.


Key points raised by Cllr David Healing, Durrington Town Council, who made a Relevant Representation were:


·               The increased hours would cause a public nuisance

·               Currently school children  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


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