Licensing Committee – 24 November 2016
Chairman: Councillor K Vickers
Venue: Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 10.00 am
2. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests, and significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (lobbying), if any.
3. To take the minutes of the meeting of this committee held on 22 September 2016, as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign.
4. Sub-Committee Proceedings – To receive and where necessary confirm the minutes of the meeting of the following sub-committees-
(i) Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee held on 28 September and 6 October 2016.
5. Business Compliance and Support Policy (Licensing)
6. Any other items that the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.
PRESENT: – Councillor K Vickers in the chair.
Councillors P Vickers (Vice-Chairman), Ali, Allcock, Armitage, Clark, Ellerby, Marper, Mumby-Croft, Ogg, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, C Sherwood, Wells and Wilson.
The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1370 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following members declared personal interests –
Nature of Interest
|Councillor Ali||Taxi Licence Holder|
|Councillor Armitage||Personal Licence Holder|
|Councillor Oldfield||Personal Licence holder|
|Councillor O’Sullivan||Personal Licence holder|
1371 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of thiscommittee held on 22 September 2016, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chairman.
1372 SUB-COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS – Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee held on 28 September and 6 October 2016 be received.
1373 (17) BUSINESS COMPLIANCE AND SUPPORT POLICY (LICENSING) – The Director of Places submitted a report that sought approval to consult on the Business Compliance and Support Policy.
The draft Business Compliance and Support Policy sat between the Places Directorate Level Enforcement Policy and the individual Licensing Policies. It had been developed to demonstrate how the council would deal with compliance issues.
The draft policy was not a statutory policy. However, were it to be adopted, it would assist the council by having a transparent approach to enforcement. A copy of the Business Compliance and Support Policy was attached as an Appendix.
Resolved – (a) That the draft policy be amended to incorporate the comments made by members; (b) that once amended, the formal consultation process be approved, and (c) that once the consultation had been undertaken, the revised policy be considered by the committee for approval.