Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 4 December 2020 2.30pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Stephen Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the 2020/2021 Municipal Year

To elect the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee of the Licensing and Safety Committee for the 2020/2021 municipal year. 


Councillor Mrs Diane Chambers was elected Chairman and Councillor Fearn was elected Vice-Chairman for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.


Apologies for absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Bhutia.


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 2 February 2019.


The record of the meeting held on 8 February 2019 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 


There were none.


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 5.



Disclosable pecuniary interests


There were none.


Other significant interests (OSIs)


There were none.


Other interests


There were none.


Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 164 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 7, which, in the opinion of the proper officer, contains exempt information within three of the categories in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is a matter for the Sub-Committee to determine whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of this item.




The Sub-Committee agreed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 7 because consideration of this matter in public would disclose information falling within paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as specified in agenda item 6 (Exclusion of press and public) and, in all the circumstances of the case, the Sub-Committee considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information. 


Appeal against the refusal of an application for a Private Hire Driver Licence

The purpose of this report is to request that the Licensing Sub-Committee considers an appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant a Private Hire Driver Licence.




The Licensing Manager advised the Sub-Committee of the circumstances of the case.


Mr K addressed the Sub-Committee to make representations in mitigation and respond to questions from members of the Sub-Committee.




After careful consideration of the written evidence and the representations made at the meeting, the Sub-Committee agreed to grant Mr K a Private Hire Driver Licence for a period of one year, after which, provided there are no further issues, his licence will be renewed in line with the agreed renewal application procedure.