Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER
Contact: Democratic Services
Apologies for absence
No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.
Declarations of Interest
Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct
(a) Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and
(b) Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave
No Declarations of Interest were made.
To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive
Simon Jones outlined to the Committee the procedure for the hearing and advised that no objectors were present.
The Chair then welcomed Philip Robson, Arlow Swinton and Katie Edwards representing McDonalds the applicants to the Meeting.
Jo Baber led the Committee in detail through the ‘Application for a variation of a Premises Licence – McDonald’s Restaurant, Cyfarthfa Retail Park’ report.
Philip Robson then referred the Committee to the Operating Schedule outlined within the report and advised that this schedule would remain in place if the hours were extended.
The following questions were then raised by the Committee on the application and were addressed in detail by the applicants and the Officers:
· Vehicle racing in the Car Park
· Any Complaints received in relation to late night opening
· Opening hours signage
A Member then referred to a Community Group of Volunteers who undertook litter picking in nearby residential areas such as Colliers Row and the volume of litter that was collected.
Mr Swinton advised that McDonalds took their responsibility very seriously and advised of a recent litter picking event that had been undertaken on Swansea Road and referred to the ‘Love where you Live‘ exercise that was taken annually.
Ms Edwards then gave detail of the litter picking event that had taken place in Aberfan and stated that the Company were committed to doing things in the Community.
Mr Robson referred to the litter picking that had taken place down Swansea Road and saw no reason why Colliers Row could not be included.
A Member then suggested liaising with the Community Group.
Mr Swinton advised that this could be done and that the Company wanted to be a good neighbour.
Simon Jones also suggested an additional Condition that notices be displayed in prominent positions requesting that Customers leave the premises quietly.
The Applicants agreed to this Condition.
The Applicants then left the Meeting.
Debate then ensued on the application and after consideration by the Members it was
(a) The variation in the same terms as those applied for by the applicant be granted
(b) The conditions of the Licence be modified
The Applicants then re-entered the Meeting and were advised by Simon Jones of the decision of the Committee.
Any other business deemed Urgent by the Chair
The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.