Sub-Committee considered an application for a new Street Amenity
permission, made by Mr Sergio Dottore on
behalf of ‘Thai Gallery’, 22 The Shambles,
At the start of the
hearing, the Chair made the following statement:
“Presentations to this Sub-Committee are not given under
oath. However, I would like to remind all parties that the highest
standards are expected and any deviation from these high standards
could possibly influence any decision of the
All parties at the
hearing introduced themselves. The applicant, Mr Dottore, was not
present at the hearing. The Panel took the opportunity to adjourn
the hearing to undertake a site visit to gain a better idea of the
premises and amenity under discussion.
Once formal proceedings resumed,
The Technical Officer (Licensing) presented the report on behalf of
Worcestershire Regulatory Services. The applicant
was seeking permission to place 19 tables and 38 chairs on the
public highway. The street furniture is
to be located directly on the pavement outside 26-32 Friar Street,
on the pavement opposite 26-32 Friar Street and on the pavement
outside 22 Friar Street. All parties were given the opportunity to
ask questions of the Technical Officer (Licensing).
Legal adviser clarified that permission to place some of the street
furniture on the public highway had already been granted
previously. Members did not have any regard
to the siting of the street furniture for which consent had already
matter had been referred to the Sub-Committee for determination by
Worcestershire Regulatory Services as an objection had been
received from Laslett’s
Charities, who own and manage Laslett’s Almshouses.
Laslett’s Almshouses provide accommodation for 17 elderly
residents and is located immediately opposite 26-32 Friar
Street. No objections had been received from any of
the statutory consultees.
The Panel noted that no-one from
the Applicant’s premises was available to attend the hearing
to present their case. The Chair invited the representative of
Laslett’s Almhouses, Mr Stephen Inman, to outline the
objections to the application.
Mr Inman confirmed that there
were no objections to the application to place street furniture on
Friar Street further down the street but on the same side as the
Thai Gallery restaurant premises. The objections related to plans
to place street furniture opposite the restaurant premises, in a
location abutting the boundary hedge of Laslett’s Almshouses.
Mr Inman cited concerns about
seating restaurant customers in very close proximity to residential
accommodation and the negative impact of the noise and smoke upon
elderly residents. He further commented on the effect tables and
chairs in this location would have in restricting the safe passage
of pedestrians needing to move out of the way of passing
The Legal Representative offered
the following legal advice to Members when considering their
That the Sub Committee should consider the street
amenity consent policy which states: ‘…..the
overriding objective of the policy is to ensure safe access to the
area by all users including pedestrians and emergency
All parties, with ...
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