Contact: Candida Mckelvey, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone number 07985 213820


Date: 18 May 2021




A meeting of the

General Licensing Committee

will be held on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 at 9.50 am

Meeting Room 5, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, OX14 4SB


Members of the Committee:







Members of the committee will be confirmed by Full Council on 18 May 2021















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Margaret Reed

Head of Legal and Democratic





Open to the Public including the Press



1.           Apologies for absence



To record apologies for absence. 




2.           Minutes



To adopt and sign as a correct record the General Licensing Committee minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2021, if available for review.


To follow




3.           Declarations of interest



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




4.           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. 




5.           Public participation



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




6.           Appointment of General Licensing Panels



Purpose: to agree the appointment of sub-committees to consider individual cases general licensing matters under the committee’s remit for contaminated land, air quality, health and safety, street trading and street naming. 




(a)      appoint sub-committees comprising any three members of the General Licensing Committee;


(b)      agree that the sub-committees be known as general licensing panels;


(c)       appoint each member of the General Licensing Committee to serve on any general licensing panel which is convened so as to include her or him in its membership;


(d)      authorise each general licensing panel to discharge all functions relating to matters referred to the committee or to its sub-committees, other than under the Taxi Licensing Policy;


(e)      agree that, wherever possible, applications should be heard by a panel comprising the chair or vice-chair of the committee plus two other members of the committee, but that this should not affect the principle that any three members of the committee will constitute a properly appointed panel;


(f)        authorise the head of legal and democratic to invite an appropriate panel to conduct a scheduled hearing having regard to members’ availability and eligibility to take part and ensuring that as far as possible all members of the committee have the opportunity to conduct hearings.