Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 9.30 am

Venue: Main Committee Room, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

LC.6

Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Director of Leisure and Environment (Acting)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval for the revision of the Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

The Licensing Committee considered the revised Policy attached to the report and considered making further amendments, however, no further amendments were deemed necessary.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To ensure that the Council complies with its obligations under section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 by publishing an up-to-date policy within the statutory timescales.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Licensing Committee approves the revised Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy and recommends to Council that the revised policy be adopted.

LC.7

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 31 May 2016 (LC.3 - LC.5) and the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Hearings Panel held on 30 June, 4 August, 9 August, 31 August, 26 September and 14 November (LAHP.1LAHP.3, LAHP.4LAHP.5, LAHP.6, LAHP.7 - LAHP.8, LAHP.9 - LAHP.10, LAHP.11LAHP.12, LAHP.13LAHP.14, LAHP.15LAHP.16 and LAHP.17LAHP.18 respectively), previously circulated.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 31 May 2016 (LC.3 - LC.5) and the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Hearings Panel held on 30 June, 4 August, 9 August, 31 August, 26 September and 14 November (LAHP.1LAHP.3, LAHP.4LAHP.5, LAHP.6, LAHP.7 - LAHP.8, LAHP.9 - LAHP.10, LAHP.11LAHP.12, LAHP.13LAHP.14, LAHP.15LAHP.16 and LAHP.17LAHP.18 respectively), previously circulated, be signed as correct records.

LC.8

Street Trading Policy pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Director of Leisure and Environment (Acting)

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval to a revision of the Council’s Street Trading Policy.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

The Licensing Committee considered the revised Policy attached to the report and considered making further amendments, however, no further amendments were deemed necessary.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To ensure that the Council’s Street Trading Policy does not have unintended adverse effects on community events conducted by not-for-profit organisations.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the revised Street Trading Policy be approved and that the new provisions take immediate effect.

LC.9

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Director of Leisure and Environment (Acting)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval for a revision to the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

The Licensing Committee considered the revised Policy attached to the report and considered making further amendments, however, no further amendments were deemed necessary.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To take account of  the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s withdrawal of the practical assessment for hackney carriage and private hire drivers and to  provide additional information relating to signage on licensed vehicles.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the revised Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy be approved to take effect from 1 January 2017.