Agenda and draft minutes

General Licensing Committee - Wednesday, 18 May 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, OX14 4SB

Contact: Steven Corrigan, Democratic Services Manager 

Items
No. Item

GL1

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence. 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Paul Barrow, Debby Hallett and Val Shaw.

GL2

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To adopt and sign as a correct record the General Licensing Committee minutes of the meetings held on 26 May 2021 and 25 June 2021. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meetings held on 26 May 2021 and 25 June 2021 as correct records and agree that the Chair sign them as such.  

GL3

Declarations of interest

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

Minutes:

None.

GL4

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.

GL5

Public participation

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

Minutes:

None.

GL6

Appointment of taxi panels

Purpose: to agree the appointment of sub-committees to consider matters under the Taxi Licensing Policy. 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS to:

 

1.    appoint sub-committees comprising any three members of the General Licensing Committee;

 

2.    agree that the sub-committees be known as taxi licensing panels;

 

3.    appoint each member of the General Licensing Committee to serve on any taxi licensing panel which is convened so as to include her or him in its membership, subject to her or him having attended appropriate training in the last 12 months;

 

4.    authorise each taxi licensing panel to discharge all functions relating to matters referred to the committee or to its sub-committees under the Taxi Licensing Policy;

 

5.    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;

 

6.    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.

 

Minutes:

The committee considered a proposal to appoint sub-committees to consider matters under the Taxi Licensing Policy

RESOLVED: to:

1.             appoint sub-committees comprising any three members of the General Licensing Committee;

2.             agree that the sub-committees be known as taxi licensing panels;

3.             appoint each member of the General Licensing Committee to serve on any taxi licensing panel which is convened so as to include her or him in its membership, subject to her or him having attended appropriate training in the last 12 months;

4.             authorise each taxi licensing panel to discharge all functions relating to matters referred to the committee or to its sub-committees under the Taxi Licensing Policy;

5.             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;

6.             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.

 

 

 

GL7

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. 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS to:

 

1.    appoint sub-committees comprising any three members of the General Licensing Committee;

 

2.    agree that the sub-committees be known as general licensing panels;

 

3.    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;

 

4.    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;

 

5.    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;

 

6.    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.

 

Minutes:

The committee considered a proposal to appoint 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.

RESOLVED: to

1.    appoint sub-committees comprising any three members of the General Licensing Committee;

2.    agree that the sub-committees be known as general licensing panels;

3.    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;

4.    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;

5.    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;

6.    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.