Agenda and minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee - Monday, 16th November, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Zoom (Virtual meeting)

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

73.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence and no substitiutions for ths meeting.

74.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from members declarations of interest in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest for this meeting.

75.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-

 

Recommendation

 

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 1 of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act in respect of the following item:

 

Information relating to any individual (paragraph 1)

 

Minutes:

At 10:21 it was Resolved that

 

Pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100l of the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 1 of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act in respect of the following item:

 

Information relating to any individual (paragraph 1)

 

76.

Review of Hackney Carriage/Private Taxi Licence 1

To consider the attached exempt report

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding the renewal of a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle License. The applicant was in attendance and clarified the circumstances laid out in the report which the Committee had been asked to consider.

 

The committee noted the amendments to the report re the year being wrong at 4.5 and that the title did not refer to a renewal application.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the report and evidence provided as well as taking into account the applicants verbal representation. The Council’s licensing solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-Committee during their deliberations on the wording of their decision.

 

RESOLVED that the driver should be REFUSED a Hackney Carriage/ Private hire driver licence, on the grounds of his driving record and the historic pattern of his driving behaviour.

77.

Review of Hackney Carriage/ Private Taxi Licence 2

To consider the attached exempt report

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application for a Hackney

Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle License. The applicant was in attendance and

clarified the circumstances laid out in the report which the Committee had been asked to consider.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the report and evidence provided as well as taking into account the applicants verbal representation. The Council’s licensing solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-Committee during their deliberations on the wording of their decision.

 

RESOLVED that the driver would be given a formal warning and reminded that the Committee would take a dim view of any further breaches being reported.

78.

Legal Advice

To consider any legal advice relating to any items in the agenda.

Minutes:

Legal advice was sought during deliberations.