Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 6 July 2017

AGENDA

 1.           Substitutions.
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 held on 23 February, 9 March and 24 May 2017 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign (copy enclosed).
4.           Any other items that the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.

The public are likely to be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following item on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

5.           Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 – Application to Renew a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence. EXEMPT
6.           Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 – Application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence. EXEMPT

MINUTES

PRESENT: –  Councillor K Vickers in the chair

Councillors P Vickers (Vice-Chairman), Armitage, Clark and Oldfield.

The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1429   DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following member declared a personal interest –

Member Nature of Interest
Councillor Armitage

Councillor Clark

Personal Licence Holder

Knew licence holder

Councillor K Vickers Knew licence holder
Councillor P Vickers Knew licence holder
Councillor Oldfield Personal licence holder

No lobbying was declared.

1430   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February,  9 March and 24 May 2017, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1431   EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC – Resolved – That the public be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following items (minute 1432 and 1433 refers) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

1432   LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS) PROVISIONS ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPLICATION FOR THE RENEWAL OF A HACKNEY CARRIAGE / PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – The Director: Operations submitted a report advising members of an application for renewal of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence to be determined by the sub-committee.

The report contained background information on the process for determining such applications, the information to be taken into account and the circumstances in which the sub-committee could revoke a licence.

The options available to the sub-committee when considering the application were:

  • To renew the licence as applied for with no additional conditions or restrictions other than those normally applied to such licences.
  • To renew the licence subject to additional conditions or restrictions.
  •  To refuse to renew the licence.

Should the sub-committee refuse the application or impose additional terms, conditions or restrictions then the licence holder may appeal to the Magistrates Court within 21 days from the date on which he was notified of the decision.

Should the Magistrates uphold the decision of the council, the licence holder had further recourse to the Crown Court.

The procedure for dealing with such applications at meetings of the sub-committee had previously been circulated to members.

The applicant had informed the Director that he was unable to attend the sub-committee meeting and requested consideration of the item be deferred.

Resolved – That consideration of this agenda item be deferred to a future meeting to allow the applicant to attend.

1433   LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS) PROVISIONS ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A HACKNEY CARRIAGE / PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – The Director: Operations submitted a report advising members of an application for the grant of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence to be determined by the sub-committee.

The report contained background information on the process for determining such applications, the information to be taken into account and the circumstances in which the sub-committee could revoke a licence.

The options available to the sub-committee when considering the application were:

  • To grant the licence as applied for with no additional conditions or restrictions other than those normally applied to such licences.
  • To grant the licence subject to additional conditions or restrictions.
  • To refuse to grant the licence.

Should the sub-committee refuse the application or impose additional terms, conditions or restrictions then the licence holder may appeal to the Magistrates Court within 21 days from the date on which he was notified of the decision.

Should the Magistrates uphold the decision of the council, the licence holder had further recourse to the Crown Court.

The procedure for dealing with such applications at meetings of the sub-committee had previously been circulated to members.

The applicant was not in attendance.

Resolved – That consideration of this agenda item be deferred to a future meeting to allow the applicant to attend.