Agenda for Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee A on Friday 11th January 2019, 10.30 a.m.

Agenda and minutes

Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee A
Friday 11th January 2019 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Room 54 - Training - Parkside. View directions

Contact: Pauline Ross 

Items
No. Item

32/18

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

33/18

Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

34/18

Local Government Act 1972

"RESOLVED: that under Section 100 I of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, as amended, the relevant paragraphs of that part being as set out below, and that it is in the public interest to do so:-

 

Item No.

Paragraphs

 

4

1, 2 and 3

5

1, 2 and 3

"

 

Minutes:

“RESOLVED that under Section 100 I of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, as amended, the relevant paragraphs of that part, being as set out below, and that it is in the public interest to do so:-

 

Minute No’s              Paragraphs

32/18                          1, 2 and 3

33/18                          1, 2 and 3“

35/18

Application for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application made for exemption to the Council’s Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence Policy that restricted vehicles being licensed as a Hackney Carriage Vehicle in the District. 

 

The Technical Officer (Licensing), Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) outlined the details of the application, together with the reasons why the application had been brought before the Sub-Committee, detailing page 21 (g) of the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook; which stated that “Vehicles being licensed as a Hackney Carriage for the first time must be no more than 7 years older than the date of first registration when the application was made”.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant put forward his case in support of his application and answered a number of questions from Members of the Sub-Committee.

 

The Sub-Committee then adjourned to consider its decision.  Upon its return it was:-

 

RESOLVED that the application be granted.

36/18

Application for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application for the grant of a licence to use a vehicle as a Hackney Carriage that fell outside of the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook which restricted vehicles in the District with tinted windows that conceal the identity of passengers inside the vehicle.

 

The Technical Officer (Licensing), Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) outlined the details of the application together with the reasons why the application had been brought before the Sub-Committee, detailing page 21 (k) of the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant and his representative put forward his case in support of his application; whereby they both answered a number of questions from Members of the Sub-Committee and the Council’s Legal Advisor.

 

Sub-Committee Members inspected the vehicle to determine the level of tint on the windows of the vehicle.

 

The Sub-Committee then adjourned to consider its decision, upon its return it was:

 

RESOLVED that the application be refused.