Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee Panel Hearing, Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston. View directions

Contact: Samuel Ball  Email: samuel.ball@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Note: Application for a Combined Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

Councillor G A Boulter assume the Chair for the Hearing.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

4.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the remainder of the hearing in accordance with section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (Exempt Information) during consideration of the application below on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information and that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The press and public be excluded from the remainder of the hearing in accordance with section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (Exempt Information) during consideration of the application below on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the respective paragraph(s) 1, 3 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

5.

Application for a Combined Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence

To determine an application for a combined licence to act as a driver of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1976.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Legal Advisor stated that subsequent to new information being recently received concerning the applicant’s character and deemed to be material to the consideration of the application, he advised the Panel to adjourn the Hearing until a future date in January 2017 so that sufficient enquires could be made to verify the information.

 

The applicant expressed his dissatisfaction should the Panel be minded to adjourn the hearing because of the detrimental impact of a timely decision upon his work prospects within the Borough and the personal inconvenience caused. He stated that his application was made in good-faith. He stated that he was not advised prior to submitting his application that it would be subject to the Panel’s determination.

 

The Legal Advisor advised the applicant that the application had been referred to the Licensing Sub-Committee for determination to ensure the openness and transparency of the decision-making process. He stated that the overriding consideration of the Licensing Authority in determining the application was the protection of the public and that all other matters were secondary to public safety.

 

The Chair stated that, in the interests of all parties, it would be unsafe to proceed on basis that the Panel did not have all the available and verified information before them to make a fully-considered determination of the application at the present time.

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The Panel Hearing be adjourned.