Agenda and minutes

Environment and Licensing Committee
Tuesday 16 April 2019 4.15 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lorna Mellors  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

96.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Andrews, Pepper and Bisset, Councillor Poole attended as substitute.

97.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2019. pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

98.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

99.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

100.

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.

101.

Item for Information - Appeal against Committee's decision for revocation of Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence - GSQ

Report of Director for Health & 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, giving information about the recently determined appeal against the revocation of GSQ’s licence.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

102.

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

Report of Director for Health and Community Wellbeing

Minutes:

MH did not attend the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To defer consideration of the Change of Circumstances for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence from MH to a future meeting of the Committee. If MH does not attend his next appointment, the Change of Circumstance will be considered in his absence.

 

103.

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

Report of Director for Health & 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 a change of circumstance following complaints about the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for NMI.

 

NMI attended the meeting and 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 exceptional circumstances existed which warranted departure from policy

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve continuation of NMI’s licence with a warning to notify the Council of any change in circumstances and pending convictions.

104.

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

Report of Director for Health & 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 an application for a one year Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for SH.

 

SH attended the meeting and 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 refuse SH’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence on the grounds that he is not a fit and proper person.

 

SH was advised of his right to appeal the decision of the Committee.

105.

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

Report of Director for Health & Community Wellbeing

Minutes:

MWB did not attend the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To defer consideration of the Change of Circumstances for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence from MWB to a future meeting of the Committee. If MWB does not attend his next appointment, the Change of Circumstance will be considered in his absence.