Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 7 November 2017 2.00 p.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal. View directions

Contact: Paul Rogers 

Items
No. Item

L/12

Minutes pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 August 2017 (copy attached).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Chairman be authorised to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 August 2017.

L/13

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)

 

Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.

 

If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That it be noted that no declarations of interest were raised.

L/14

Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That it be noted that there are no excluded items on the Agenda.

L/15

Public Participation

Any member of the public who wishes to ask a question, make representations or present a deputation or petition at this meeting should apply to do so before the commencement of the meeting.  Information on how to make the application can be obtained by viewing the Council’s Website www.southlakeland.gov.uk or by contacting the Committee Services Team on 01539 733333.

 

(1)        Questions and Representations

 

            To receive any questions or representations which have been received from members of the public.

 

(2)        Deputations and Petitions

 

            To receive any deputations or petitions which have been received from members of the public.

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That it be noted that no questions, representations, deputations or petitions had been received.

L/16

Review of Licensing Fees and Charges 2018/2019 and Draft Budget pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To consider the review of Licensing Fees and Charges 2018/2019 and draft budget for this service area.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Food, Licensing and Safety Officer presented details of the review of Licensing Fees and Charges for 2017/18 and the draft budget for the service area.

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1)        the fees and charges for the financial year 2018/19 as set out in Appendix 1 (Review of Licensing Fees and Charges 2018/2019 ) to the report be approved; and

 

(2)        the following be noted:-

 

a)         the nationally-set fees and charges as set out in Appendix 2 (Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005); and

 

(b)        the latest draft budget estimates including the fees and charges for 2018/19 as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, prior to their submission to Council for approval as part of the final budget report.

L/17

Protocol on Good Practice in Licensing for Members pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To consider the draft Protocol on Good Practice in Licensing for Members.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Food, Licensing and Safety Officer presented a report which requested Members to consider adopting a Protocol on Good Practice in Licensing which accorded with legislation and best practice. The Protocol would be subject to further review in the light of any update in legislation and best practice.

 

In response to Members’ questions, the Principal Food, Licensing and Safety Officer informed the Committee that the proposed Protocol would be a guidance on best practice and the expected standard for Members when making decisions on Licensing matters. She emphasised that it would also serve to help reduce the risk of any successful legal challenge.

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1)        the contents of the report be noted; and

 

(2)        full Council be recommended to approve the draft Protocol on Good Practice in Licensing as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.