Licensing and Safety Committee - Thursday, 8 April 2021 6.00pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Stephen Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

Note: Moved from 9 March 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 9 February 2021.


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. 


Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other 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.


Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2021-2026 pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To present Members with the consultation responses received in respect of the draft revised Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy. The report includes an evaluation of each response and gives a recommendation as to whether or not to amend the draft revised policy statement and, if so, in what way and to what extent. Member input is sought in finalising the policy statement for publication and implementation.

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Cumulative Impact Assessment pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To present the Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) to Members and ask for consideration as to whether the evidence gathered and prepared in this report is sufficient and appropriate to justify the continued existence of the current Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP). The fresh evidence for the Cumulative Impact Assessment has been collated following consultation with consultees in accordance with S5(s) of Licensing Act 2003.

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Gambling Act 2005: Statement of Gambling Policy 2022-2025 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

The Gambling Act 2005 requires that the Council publish a ‘Statement of Licensing  Principles’, referred to in the Council’s Constitution as the Statement of Gambling Policy, that sets out the policies the Council will generally apply to promote the licensing objectives when making decisions on applications made under the Act.


The Council’s current Policy Statement was published in January 2019. This report provides Members with information and guidance on a revised Statement of Gambling Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 and requests approval for public consultation.

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