Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Regulatory Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 5 January 2021 10.00 a.m.

Contact: Committee Services 

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Items
No. Item

LRS/15

Introductions

Minutes:

Following confirmation that the live stream of the meeting had commenced, the Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist welcomed everyone to virtual meeting of South Lakeland District Council’s Licensing Regulatory Sub-Committee.

 

The Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist then invited Members of the Committee to introduce themselves, to advise whether they were taking part by video or audio and to confirm that they were able to see (where practicable) and hear all Members participating in the meeting. All Members present, having indicated that this was the case, the Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist then invited the public participants, who had been dialled into the meeting, to introduce themselves and confirm that they were able to hear the proceedings. He then referred to officers present at the meeting who would introduce themselves when asked to address the meeting.

LRS/16

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor David Webster be elected Chairman for the meeting.

LRS/17

Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

To receive apologies for absence, if any, and to report any arising changes to membership.

Minutes:

There were no apologies and there had been no change in the membership of the Sub-Committee and, therefore, no reconstitution was necessary.

LRS/18

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.

LRS/19

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 items in Part II of the Agenda.

LRS/20

Procedure for Meeting

The Chairman will make introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman made introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.

LRS/21

Application to licence a Private Hire Vehicle contrary to Vehicle Age Limit Policy (Cttee Ref: LR03 -20/21) pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider an application to license a Private Hire Vehicle contrary to the Vehicle Age Limit Policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Specialist addressed the Committee and presented a report asking the Sub-Committee to consider an application for the grant of a Private Vehicle Hire Licence, explaining that, if granted, this would require the Council to dispense with the current vehicle age limit policy, as the vehicle in question was more than five years old and was not a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

 

The applicant then presented their case, and responded to questions raised by members of the Sub-Committee before making a closing statement.

 

The Sub-Committee, supported by the Legal, Democracy and Governance Specialist, then withdrew to consider the circumstances put forward and subsequently reconvened to deliver the decision.

 

Having heard the facts of the case, having had regard to the Council’s policy, and guidance on Private Hire Licensing and having heard the representations made by the applicant, the Sub-Committee considered the circumstances put forward and

 

RESOLVED – That the applicant be granted a Private Hire Vehicle Licence for the vehicle bearing the registration mark AE64VRJ, providing that the vehicle passes a six-monthly MOT test and continues to comply with the Council’s policy.