Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee - Tuesday, 13th June, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: The Council Chamber, County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk, NP15 1GA with remote attendance

Contact: Democratic Services 


No. Item


Election of Chair


We elected County Councillor Tudor Thomas as Chair.


Appointment of Vice-Chair


We appointed County Councillor Jayne McKenna as Vice-Chair.


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


None received.


Application for Block Street Trading Consent for Tintern Village Hall pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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The Licensing and Regulatory Sub-Committee considered an application for a block street trading consent for Tintern Village Hall, Quayside, Tintern, NP16 6SZ, with a maximum of 12 pitches. Where pitches will be based in the car park, garden and play area of the premises.


The application has been made by the Treasurer for Tintern Village Hall Management Committee, who was in attendance at the hearing.


The Committee considered the report produced by the Licensing Officer and reviewed a copy of the application provided by the applicant.


The application was received by the Licensing Authority on 13th April 2023.


The days and times requested by the applicant in the application are as follows:


  • Monday – 10:00–16:00
  • Saturday – 10:00–16:00
  • Sunday – 10:00–16:00


During the hearing, the applicant clarified that it was the intention to hold a monthly Farmers / Local Produce Market between 10.00am and 2.00pm selling food, drink and / or flowers (primarily locally grown / produced in Monmouthshire or the Wye Valley) and to hold Craft Markets approximately three to four times a year where pitches will sell homemade craft items, particularly at Christmas and Easter. The applicant clarified that it was not the intention to operate every Monday, Saturday and Sunday during the year.


The Committee was grateful for this clarification, as this was not clear from the information contained in the application. It was further noted that the application form itself did not allow for this information to be included. This will be reviewed by the Licensing Department.


The Committee noted that the application had been sent to the statutory consultees for consultation, these included:


  • Police Licensing
  • Police Traffic
  • The local Ward Member
  • various departments within Monmouthshire County Council namely, Estates, Highways, Planning and Environmental Health. No representations were received by any statutory consultee.


The Committee noted that there were no representations received by any statutory consultee and that there were no further objections to this application.


The applicant, in their submission to the Committee stated that it was their understanding that there was no opposition to the application from local businesses. The Committee noted this but had to consider there were no letters of support contained within the papers being considered.

The Committee noted that Section 7 of Monmouthshire County Council’s Street Trading Policy 2015 states:


The use shall not be located within 100 metres of an existing shop, restaurant, hot food takeaway those holding a street trading consent and market place (which includes block consents).


The Committee considered Appendix C of the report which shows the distance between Tintern Village Hall and premises which may sell similar goods. The following was noted:


  • Old Filling Station – 27.41 metres
  • Anchor Inn – 162.25 metres
  • The Wild Hare – 82.84 metres
  • Abbey Mill – 69.40 metres
  • Leyton’s Field (Site of Tintern Fete) – 75.03 metres - Tintern Fete takes place annually on Leyton’s Field which is of close proximately to Tintern Village Hall.


The Committee carefully considered whether the local businesses were likely to be impacted by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 139 KB


The minutes of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee meeting held on 25th April 2023 were confirmed and signed by the Chair.


Next Meeting


Tuesday 25th July 2023 at 10.00am.