Date: 25th May 2021
Dear Mr Pereira
BUSINESS AND PLANNING ACT 2020
SECTION 3 PAVEMENT LICENCES
21/00936/LIPAV–WILDWOOD, 37-41 EARL STREET, MAIDSTONE, KENT, ME14 1PF
With reference to your application dated 11th May 2021 under the above Act, I regret to inform you that your application for a Pavement licence has been refused. The reasons are ;
- When considering s 3.5 of Maidstone’s Pavement Licensing Policy the site assessment shows the area to be unsuitable for the placement of tables and chairs.
- An objection received by Kent County Council’s Highways Department (KCC), (see attached).
When determining the application it is felt that the nature of the site in relation to its surroundings and its users is unsuitable and that the placement of tables and chairs at this site at any time would compromise the health and safety of the general public. Traffic waiting at the traffic light’s outside the premises would pose significant risk to customers who are seated at table’s placed in the road. This concern is also raised by KCC.
There is no statutory appeal process for these decisions, however, refused applications may be appealed by writing to the Licensing Sub-Committee within 14 days of refusal.
If I do not hear from you within 14 days from the date of this letter I will assume that you do not wish to pursue your application further. I will then arrange for a refund of the application fee to be sent to you in due course.
Senior Licensing Officer
t 01622 602528