Agenda and draft minutes

General Licensing Committee - Friday, 25 June 2021 10.30 am

Venue: In-person meeting - venue to be confirmed

Contact: Michael Flowers  Trainee Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

GL1

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence. 

Minutes:

Councillors Matthew Barber, Paul Barrow, Cheryl Briggs, Debby Hallett, and Diana Lugova tendered apologies.

GL2

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  

Minutes:

None.

GL3

Urgent business and chair's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 

Minutes:

None.

GL4

Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 

Minutes:

None.

GL5

Joint Taxi Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 309 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Housing and Environment in relation to the revised joint taxi licensing statement.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Team Leader introduced the report and the proposed joint taxi licensing policy which was recommended for adoption. Members were informed that the existing policy had been in place since 2013 and had only received minor amendments following its implementation. The new proposed policy had been through a consultation process as agreed by members at the previous meeting of the committee on the 28th January.

 

The officer explained that the consultation process had included drivers, other stakeholders, and the public. It was also noted that the response showed an overall agreement for the proposed new policy and that feedback had been incorporated with some subsequent changes made to the proposed policy based on the responses. It was however noted that some feedback had been outside the scope of the consultation but that those responses would be considered for future policy reviews.

 

A motion moved and seconded to support the officer’s recommendations was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: to approve the revised joint taxi licensing policy