Decision details

Application for Consideration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Street Trading Consent permit application from Mr Nicholas Dawson in respect of a layby on the A283


The Licensing Officer presented the report, which set out details of the application and representations made by interested parties.  The sub-committee noted the size and location of the layby and heard from the Principal Environmental Health Officer.


Consultees:  There had been no objections from Sussex Police or Sussex Highways.  Since publication of the report two further representations had been received: South Downs National Park Authority raised no objection; and Friends of South Downs National Park objected to the application and raised concerns regarding the disposal of litter.


Both local Ward Members objected to the proposal.  The Parish Council had raised no objection.


The two local Ward Members, Councillors Roger Noel and Councillor Mike Croker, addressed the sub-committee in objection to the application.  The applicant then addressed the sub-committee.


The Chairman and members of the sub-committee asked questions of the applicant and interested parties.


Members considered all the evidence and submissions before them including the representations made on the application, and the answers to questions given by those present.




Having considered the application to trade on the A283 on its own merits, the sub-committee was minded to refuse a street trading licence to Mr Nicholas Dawson. 




(a)     That there is not enough space in the street for the applicant to engage in the trading in which he desires to engage without causing undue interference or inconvenience to persons using the street;


(b)     that there are already enough traders trading in the street from shops or otherwise in the goods in which the applicant desires to trade.


The Chairman of the sub-committee advised that there was no direct right of appeal to the Council, however paragraph 6 (5) of Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 sets out the rights of appeal to a Magistrates Court.

Publication date: 04/01/2021

Date of decision: 14/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2020 - Licensing Committee

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