Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Monday, 29 November 2021 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Town Council Chamber, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Committee Services 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2 November 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Chairman be authorised to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2 November 2020.

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Minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To receive the minutes of the meetings of Licensing Sub-Committees held on 12 and 19 June 2020, 11 January (10.00 a.m.), 11 January (1.00 p.m.), 1 February, 9 April, 5 May, 6 July, 31 August (10.00 a.m.) and 31 August (1.00 p.m.) 2020, and for the Chairmen of the appropriate Sub-Committees to sign, as correct records.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the following meetings be received and the Chairman be authorised to sign as a correct record:-

 

·         12 June 2020;

·         19 June 2020;

·         11 January 2021 (10.00  a.m.);

·         11 January 2021 (1.00 p.m.);

·         1 February 2021;

·         9 April 2021;

·         5 May 2021;

·         6 July 2021;

·         31 August 2021 (10.00 a.m.); and

·         31 August 2021 (1.00 p.m.).

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Emergency Non-Executive Decisions pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To note the following Emergency Non-Executive Decision taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution 3. (B 1) (1.1) and to note any spending outside any budgetary provision:-

 

·         20 10/03/21 Extension to Statement of Licensing Policy

Minutes:

No Member having raised concern when asked by the Chairman, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Emergency Non-Executive Decision made by the Chief Executive on 10 March 2021, in accordance with the Leader’s decision noted by Cabinet at CEW/104 (2019/20), be received.

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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.

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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.

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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 by no later than 0:01am (one minute past midnight) two working days before 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 in respect of this meeting.

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Review of Licensing Fees and Charges 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider the licensing fees and charges and draft budget for the service area for referral to Council for consideration as part of the overall budget setting for 2022/23.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Specialist (Environment and Health) presented a report which outlined the review of the Licensing Fees and Charges 2022/23 and the draft budget for the service area. He informed Members that while work had been undertaken to ensure cost recovery on licensing services, the decision had been taken to pause this work until the conclusion of Local Government Reorganisation.

 

The report set out the current detailed estimates for the 2022/23 Draft Budget, which represented no change in the level of service provision from 2021/22. The Principal  Specialist (Health and Environment) added that further changes may be required as the Budget is finalised and that the draft budget was to be presented to Cabinet on 7 December and will return in more detail to the Licensing/ Licensing Regulatory Committee at the January 2022 meeting where the pattern of surplus/deficit shown above will be updated.

 

No Member having raised any questions when asked by the Chair, it was,

 

RESOLVED – That:-

 

(1)   the recommended fees for the financial year 2022/23 be approved as set out in Appendix 1, subject to approval by Council as part of the budget setting process;

 

(2)   the nationally set fees for 2022/23 set out in Appendix 2 be noted; and

 

(3)   the latest draft budget estimates including fees and charges for 2022/23 as set out in Appendix 3 be noted and referred to Council for approval as part of the final budget report.

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The Licensing Act 2003 - Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider the revised Licensing Policy, together with the results of a three month formal consultation process, prior to being forwarded to full Council for adoption.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Specialist (Health and Environment) presented a report which requested the Committee to consider the revised Licensing Policy. Members were informed that the three month consultation process would begin 29 November 2021 and run until 9 January 2022 before coming back to the Licensing Committee at the January 2022 meeting for Members to consider any consultation response which have been received, and then to Council for approval. He informed Members that there had been no key changes to the Licensing legislation from the previous version of the policy and that the proposed changes updated guiding principles set out under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003, links to industry best practice guides as well as updating the list of consultees.

 

In concluding his report, the Principal Specialist (Health and Environment) reminded Members that appendix 1 to the report which contained the Draft Statement of Licensing Policy, was subject to 6 weeks of consultation with stakeholders, with the report coming back to the Licensing Committee in January 2022.

 

No Member having raised any questions when asked by the Chairman, it was

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1)  the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy, as set out at Appendix 1 be approved, subject to consultation with stakeholders over a six week period commencing 29 November 2021 to 9 January 2022; and

 

(2)  the results of the consultation be reported to Licensing  Committee in January 2022 for consideration.