Agenda and draft minutes

Environment and Licensing Committee - Tuesday 3 November 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committees@gedling.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

34.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillors Smith and Truscott

35.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 6 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 256 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

 

36.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

37.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

38.

Exclusion of the Press and Public.

To move that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the ensuing report on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That, the Members being satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the ensuing reports on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

39.

Change of Circumstance of Joint Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence

Report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, regarding a change of circumstances following complaints about the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Driver’s Licence for NA.

 

NA attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

In making the decision the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

1)    That due to NA’s behaviour, it was considered that he was no longer a fit and proper person to hold a Licence.

 

2)    To revoke NA’s Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

NA was given 21 days to surrender his licence and was advised of his right to appeal against the decision of the Committee.

40.

Application for a One Year Joint Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence (MH)

Report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding an application for a one year joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for MH.

 

In making its decision, the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.  On the basis of what it heard, the Committee was satisfied on balance that no exceptional circumstances existed which warranted departure from policy.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To refuse MH’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

MH was advised of the right of appeal against the decision of the Committee.

41.

Application for a Three Year Joint Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence (MMA)

Report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding an application for a three year Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for MMA.

 

MMA attended the meeting and addressed the committee.

 

In making its decision, the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve MMA’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.