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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were intimated from Councillors Rory Colville, Robin Currie, Mary-Jean Devon, David Kinniburgh and Richard Trail.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
CIVIC GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1982: APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF LATE HOURS CATERING LICENCE (MR KEBAB, HELENSBURGH)
The Chair welcomed everyone to the Hearing and asked that participants introduce themselves. Thereafter he outlined the procedure that would be followed.
The Chair then invited the Applicant to speak in support of his Application.
The Applicant’s Agent, Mr Gilmour, advised that Mr Gharib
was a 46 years old married man with 2 children and that he operated 2 fast food
establishments in Helensburgh, The Kebab, which is the subject of this
application and the other being The Flamingo.
He advised that Mr Gharib currently operates his business until 2.30 am
and has received no complaints from the Police, Environmental Health or any
residents in the area during this time and would like to renew this application
on the same basis. Mr Gilmour circulated
some photographs which showed the different types of property near to the Mr
Kebab premises. He advised that Mr
Kebab’s main asset was the lamb kebab which was not offered anywhere else in
Helensburgh. He referred to the
neighbouring local authority area,
The Chair invited the Environmental Health Officer to ask the Applicant questions.
Questions from Objector
Ms Watt referred to Mr Gilmour’s comment about
Ms Watt asked Mr Gilmour if he agreed that Mr Kebab’s was within walking distance of Helensburgh town centre and he replied yes if you liked a good walk.
The Chair invited the Environmental Health Officer to speak in support of her representation.
Ms Watt referred to the contents of her representation and advised that the reason for submitting and recommending that the late hours catering licence only be granted until 1.30 am was in relation to protecting the public and the impact of sleep disturbance as there were quite a lot of residential properties near by. She referred to the monitoring undertaken over the last 3 years and advised that complaints have been more prevalent in the last year and the department were trying to actively address these complaints with the Police. She referred to the statistics in her representation and stated people will gather where there is a focal point and where there are establishments open and that Clyde street was a focal point for people to congregate when pubs closed because as well as catering establishments there were areas where people could sit and eat their food. She acknowledged that there were some flats nearby to Mr Kebab’s and that she had received no complaints from residents in these flats.
The Chair invited the Applicant to ask questions.
Questions to Objector
Mr Gilmour referred to the incidents in the last year not being specified and Ms Watt advised no but they did show that complaints were more prevalent in the last year.
The Chair invited Members to ask questions.
Councillor Freeman referred to
The Chair invited the Environmental Health Officer and Applicant to sum up.
Environmental Health Officer
Ms Watt advised she did not having anything against the premises but that the department have been working with the Police to address concerns regarding anti-social noise within Helensburgh town centre area at these times of the night. She reiterated that although the monitoring of complaints was over a period of 3 years they have been more prevalent in the last year.
Mr Gilmour referred to there being more complaints in the last year but that they were not specific. He advised that Mr Kebab’s had a lot of customers that take their carry outs home and that the location of the premises was not in the main thoroughfare of Helensburgh and asked that the application be granted without conditions.
The Chair asked all parties to confirm they had received a fair hearing and they confirmed this to be the case.
That the application for renewal of late hours catering licence be granted.
Moved by Councillor Freeman, seconded by Councillor MacIntyre. ... view the full minutes text for item 3.