Agenda and draft minutes

Environment and Licensing Committee - Tuesday 15 June 2021 4.15 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Gibbons, Towsey-Hinton and Truscott. Councillor Clunie attended as substitute.

2.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

3.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

4.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

5.

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.

6.

Application for a one year Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence - AMS

Report of Corporate Director

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Corporate Director, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding an application for a one year Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for AMS. AMS attended the meeting and was accompanied by his legal representative who addressed the committee. In making its decision, the Committee found that there were exceptional mitigating circumstances surrounding the offences which allowed for departure from the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Approve AMS’s application for a one year Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s License; and

 

2)    Issue a warning to the applicant that he should contact the licensing authority if he requires any information about the terms of his license.

7.

Change of circumstances of the holder of three year Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence - KM

Report of Corporate Director

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Corporate Director, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, regarding a change of circumstances following information received about the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

KM attended the meeting with his wife and addressed the Committee.

 

In making the decision the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines, having found that there were no exceptional circumstances to depart from them.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To revoke the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence held by KM, giving KM 21 days to surrender the licence.

 

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

8.

Change of circumstances of the holder of three year Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence - WA

Report of Corporate Director

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Corporate Director, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, regarding a change of circumstances following information received about the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

WA did not attend the committee and had been in touch with the licensing department to surrender his licence.

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

To revoke the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence held by WA with immediate effect.

 

The Committee was informed that KM would be advised of the right of appeal against the decision of the Committee.

9.

Update on Appeal

Report of Corporate Director

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Corporate Director which gave information about a recently decided appeal against the revocation of a license.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information.