Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Board - Tuesday, 25th July, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent

Contact: Steven Matthews 

Link: This meeting will be live streamed

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Bambridge and Towning.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To approve the Minutes of the Licensing Board meeting held on 13 June 2023, copy attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Wing proposed, Councillor H. Scobie seconded and Members agreed that the minutes of the Licensing Board held on 13 June 2023 be signed as a correct record.

4.

Licensing Sub-Committee Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To approve the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee meeting held on 9 June 2023, copy attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Manners proposed, Councillor Driver seconded and Members agreed that the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 9 June 2023 be signed as a correct record.

5.

Exclusion of Public and Press pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Rogers proposed, Councillor Wright seconded and members agreed:

 

That the public and press be excluded from the meeting on agenda items 6, 7, 8 and 9 as they contain exempt information as defined in Paragraph 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

6.

Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles (1)

Minutes:

Mrs French (Licensing Officer) introduced The Applicant.

 

The Applicant had no questions for Mrs French.

 

Members of the Board asked questions directed to Mrs French.

 

The Applicant addressed the Board.

 

Mrs French asked a question directed to the Applicant.

 

Members of the Board asked questions directed to the Applicant.

 

Following the discussion, the applicant and Licensing Officers were asked to leave the room whilst the Board deliberated.

 

Once the Board came to a decision, the applicant and Licensing Officers were invited back into the meeting room and Ms Phillips, Principal Litigation Lawyer addressed the meeting and read out the Board decision which was as detailed below:

 

“Upon considering whether to grant or refuse the licence to drive a private hire vehicle to the Applicant and having considered the documentation and representations made by:

 

1 - The Licensing Officer;

 

2 - The Applicant;

 

It is the decision of the Licensing Board to;

 

Refuse the grant of a licence to drive Private Hire Vehicle to the Applicant as it did not appear to the board that the full implications of the circumstances that lead to the revocation of the previous licence had been appreciated.”

7.

Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles (2)

Minutes:

Mrs French introduced the applicant.

 

The Applicant had no questions for Mrs French.

 

Members of the board asked questions directed to Mrs French.

 

The Applicant addressed the board.

 

Mrs French asked questions directed to the Applicant.

 

Members asked questions directed to the Applicant.

 

Following the discussion, Licensing Officers were asked to leave the room whilst the Board deliberated.

 

Once the Board came to a decision, Licensing Officers were invited back into the meeting room and Ms Phillips, Principal Litigation Lawyer addressed the meeting and read out the Board decision which was as detailed below:

 

“Upon considering whether to grant or refuse the licence to drive a private hire vehicle to the Applicant and having considered the documentation and representations made by:

 

1 - The Licensing Officer;

 

2 - The Applicant;

 

It is the decision of the Licensing Board to;

 

Grant the application for a licence to drive Private Hire Vehicles to the Applicant with a warning.”

8.

Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles (3)

Minutes:

Mrs French introduced The Applicant.

 

The Applicant had no questions for Mrs French.

 

Members of the Board had no questions for Mrs French.

 

The Applicant addressed the board.

 

Members asked questions directed to the Applicant.

 

Following the discussion, the applicant and Licensing Officers were asked to leave the room whilst the Board deliberated.

 

Once the Board came to a decision, the applicant and Licensing Officers were invited back into the meeting room and Ms Phillips, Principal Litigation Lawyer addressed the meeting and read out the Board decision which was as detailed below:

 

“Following the Licencing Board considering the application for a licence to drive Private Hire Vehicle by the Applicant the following decision was made Determination:

 

Upon considering whether to grant or refuse the licence to drive a private hire vehicle to the Applicant and having considered the documentation and representations made by:

 

1 - The Licensing Officer;

 

2 - The Applicant;

 

It is the decision of the licensing board to;

 

Grant the application for a licence to drive Private Hire Vehicle to the Applicant for 6 months and for it to be reviewed after 6 months.”

9.

Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles (4)

Minutes:

Mrs French introduced the Applicant.

 

The Applicant had no questions for Mrs French.

 

Members asked questions directed to Mrs French.

 

The Applicant addressed the board.

 

Members asked questions directed to The Applicant.

 

Following the discussion, the applicant and Licensing Officers were asked to leave the room whilst the Board deliberated.

 

Once the Board came to a decision, the applicant and Licensing Officers were invited back into the meeting room and Ms Phillips, Principal Litigation Lawyer addressed the meeting and read out the Board decision which was as detailed below:

 

“Upon considering whether or not to take any action regarding the Private Hire Operators Licence and having considered the documentation and  representations made by:

 

1 - The Licensing Officer;

 

2 - The Applicant;

 

Grant the application for a licence to drive Private Hire Vehicle to the Applicant.”