Agenda and draft minutes

Registration and Licensing Committee - Monday, 14th November, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Multi Location Microsoft Teams/Council Chamber

Contact: Sarah McCluskie  Committee/Member Admin Officer

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Chairpersons Announcements


The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.  


Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were received.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 112 KB


The minutes of the Registration and Licensing Committed, held on 17th October 2022, were approved.


Urgent Items

Any urgent items at the discretion of the Chairperson pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were no urgent items.


Access to Meetings

That pursuant to Section 100A(4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12 and 15 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A of the above Act.




That pursuant to Section 100BA (2) & (7) of the Local Government Act 1972 and the undermentioned Exempt Paragraph 12 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the above Act.  Pursuant also to Paragraph 21 of the Schedule, and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption, is considered to outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information



Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licence - Case 1


Members were given an overview of the private circulated report and were asked to consider if an applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licence.


The Applicant attended the meeting


RESOLVED:  That after considering the report, and hearing all representations and taking into account the Councils Taxi Licensing Policy, the applicant be REFUSED on the grounds that it did not meet the Authority’s Licensing Policy and that the applicant did not advance any exceptional reasons why the Council should depart from the provisions of its taxi policy.


The applicant was deemed NOT to be a fit and proper person, and public safety was at the forefront of the Committees decision.