Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 16 December 2010
Chair: Councillor Barkworth
Venue: Pittwood House, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
- Declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests and significant contact with applicants, Objectors or Third Parties (Lobbying), if any.
- To take the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2010 as a correct record and authorise the chair to sign.
- Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Town Police Clauses Act 1847 – Application to renew or review a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence – Mr Damian Cochrane.
- Any other items which the chair decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: Councillor Swift in the chair.
Councillors Clark, Ellerby, K Vickers and Whiteley
The sub-committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
893 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests.
894 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2010, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.
895 (12) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPLICATION TO RENEW OR REVIEW A HACKNEY CARRIAGE/PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – MR D COCHRANE – The Service Director Neighbourhood and Environment submitted a report advising members of an applications for review of a Hackney Carriage/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 revoke the licence.
- To warn the person regarding future conduct.
- To take no action.
Should the sub-committee refuse the application or impose additional terms, conditions or restrictions then the applicant 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 applicant 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 Service Director Neighbourhood and Environment advised members of the sub-committee that Mr Cochrane had requested an adjournment to allow him to seek legal advice.
Resolved –That having considered Mr Cochrane’s request the application be deferred until the next scheduled meeting of the sub-committee, when Mr Cochrane be requested to attend.