Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 9.30 am

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

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

LC.7

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Principal Licensing Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought consideration of the proposed amendments to the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy in order to reflect case law and improved practices.  The Committee noted a consultation exercise had been undertaken but that no responses had been received.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

The Licensing Committee considered the proposed amendments and concluded that no other amendments were deemed necessary.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

The Committee considered proposed amendments to the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy on driver conduct and suitability, CCTV in licensed vehicles and other minor administrative revisions.  The Committee was satisfied that the proposed amendments would improve standards.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Committee approves and recommends to Council that the revised Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy be adopted.

LC.8

Gambling Act Statement of Principles pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Report of the Principal Licensing Officer

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval of the Council’s Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles.  The Committee noted that a consultation exercise had been undertaken and that one response had been received from North Yorkshire Police in relation to local risk assessments.  A copy of the representation and response were appended to the report.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

The Committee considered the Director’s report and having concluded that the proposed amendments were appropriate no further modifications were deemed appropriate.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

The Committee was satisfied that licensing authorities were required under the Gambling Act 2005 to publish a Statement of Principles which they proposed to apply when exercising their functions.  The Statement of Principles must be published at least every three years and therefore the Council must review its Statement of Principles prior to January 2019.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Committee approves and recommends to Council that the revised Gambling Act Statement of Principles be adopted with effect from 31 January 2019.

LC.9

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2018 (LC.3 - LC.6) and to confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Hearings Panel held on 27 September 2018 (LAHP.15 – LAHP.16), 10 October 2018 (LAHP.17 – LAHP.18) and 22 November 2018, previously circulated.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 27 September 2018 (LC.3 - LC.6), and the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Hearings Panel held on 26 September 2018 (LAHP.10 - LAHP.11; LAHP.12; LAHP.13 -LAHP.14), 27 September 2018 (LAHP.15 – LAHP.16), and 10 October 2018 (LAHP.17 – LAHP.18), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.