Agenda and minutes

Environment and Licensing Committee
Tuesday 4 December 2018 4.15 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lorna Mellors  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

60.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bisset and Scroggie.  Councillors Gregory and Poole attended as substitutes.

61.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2018. pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

62.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

63.

Revision to the Air Quality Action Plan pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report of the Scientific Officer, Public Protection.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by the Scientific Officer, Public Protection Service, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding the revised Air Quality Plan, which had been produced as a result of excessive air pollution levels along the A60 Mansfield Road.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1)    To approve the revised Air Quality Action Plan in Appendix A to go out to an 8 week consultation in the manner set out in section 4 of the Air Quality Action Plan.

 

2)    To delegate authority to the Service Manager for Public Protection in consultation with Nottinghamshire County Council (the Highways Authority) and the Chair of the Environment and Licensing Committee, to assess responses from the consultation to determine whether the Plan needs to be referred back to the Environment and Licensing Committee prior to adoption.

 

3)    To delegate authority to the Service Manager for Public Protection, in consultation with the Chair of the Environment and Licensing Committee, to make any minor amendments to the Plan following consultation and prior to adoption; and

 

4)    That subject to the results of the consultation, to approve the Air Quality Action Plan in Appendix A, with any minor amendments necessary.

64.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

65.

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.

66.

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

Report of Director of Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

MAK attended the meeting with a friend.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To defer consideration of the change of circumstances for a Joint Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Driver’s Licence from MAK to a future meeting of the Committee.

67.

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

Report of Director of Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

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

 

TUR attended the meeting along with a friend and both addressed the Committee.

 

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 revoke the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence held by TUR, on the grounds that he is not a fit and proper person, giving TUR 21 days to surrender the licence.

 

TUR was advised of his right to appeal against the decision of the Committee

68.

Application for a One Year Joint Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence - AMS

Report of Director of Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

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

 

AMS attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

In making a 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 the policy.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve AMS’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers’ licence for a period of 1 year. And issue with a warning to notify the Council in writing of any future incidents and subsequent convictions.