Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 11 November 2022 3.00pm

Venue: Meeting Room 9 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Stephen Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

364.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Griffin, Kemp and Mahil.

365.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 5 August 2022.

Minutes:

The record of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 August 2022 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.

366.

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. 

Minutes:

 There were none.

367.

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 4.

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

368.

Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 161 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 6, which, in the opinion of the proper officer, contains exempt information within one or more 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 documents.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee agreed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 6 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 5 (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.

369.

Review of a Private Hire Driver Licence

The Licensing Sub-Committee is requested to consider the continuation of a Private Hire Driver Licence.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Sub-Committee considered the continuation of Mr M’s Private Hire Driver Licence following the issuing of 24 penalty points under the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy Penalty Points Scheme.

 

Decision:

 

After careful consideration of the written evidence and the representations made at the meeting, the Sub-Committee decided not to suspend or revoke Mr M’s Private Hire Driver Licence. It further decided that the 12 points issued under codes P27 and P53 of the penalty points scheme be removed from his Private Hire Driver Licence but that the 12 points issued under codes P17 and P3 would remain on his licence.