Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interests

In accordance with the Council's current Code of Conduct (adopted July 2012), which includes all the provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI), personal and prejudicial interests , Members are asked to declare any DPI and also any personal interests (and whether or not such personal interests are also "prejudicial") in relation to any matter on the Agenda for this meeting. A DPI is defined in The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012 No. 1464) and Appendix 3 of the Council’s Code of Conduct.  A personal interest is defined in paragraph 2.8 of the Code and a prejudicial interest is defined in paragraph 2.9. In the interests of complete transparency, Members of the County Council, who are not also members of this committee, are encouraged to declare any interests they may have in any matters being discussed even though they may not be under any obligation to do so under any relevant code of conduct.


There were no declarations of interest.


Agreed procedure to be followed when considering Taxi Licence Reviews

At the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 3rd August 2004 the following procedure was agreed:

At the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 3rd August 2004 the following procedure was agreed:

1.    Officer to introduce the case and give background to include hearing from any witnesses.

2.    Officer and any witnesses to answer any questions either from the Committee or the Applicant.

3.    The Applicant or a representative to address the Committee and call any witnesses.

4.    The Committee or the Officer to ask any questions of the Applicant or their representative, and any witnesses.

5.    The Officer and then the Applicant to be given an opportunity to make any concluding statements.

6.    The Officer and the Applicant to leave the room to allow the Committee to reach a decision.

7.    The Officer and the Applicant to be recalled to be informed of the decision.

The Committee can either grant the licence or refuse to grant the licence and give reasons for its decision.


The Licensing Sub-Committee noted the agreed procedure to be followed when considering Taxi Licence Reviews.


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 208 KB


In accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the Committee resolved that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in Paragraph1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, i.e. information relating to any individual.



Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Penalty Point Scheme - at least 12 points issued to an individual licence holder (Confidential)


The Sub-Committee followed the procedure set out in Agenda Item 2.


The Licence Holder was present at the meeting.


The Specialist (Licensing) explained the background and the reasons for bringing the case before the Licensing Sub-Committee.


Members were given the opportunity to ask questions of the Specialist (Licensing) concerning the case.


The Licence Holder was also given the opportunity to make representations to the Licensing Sub-Committee.


All parties withdrew with the exception of the Specialist (Legal) and Case Officer, leaving the Licensing Sub-Committee to consider its decision.


Upon reconvening, the Chairman announced the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee.



That the Licensing Sub-Committee recommend that the Chief Executive agree to issue a formal written warning.


The Sub-Committee agreed that the Licence Holder was considered to be a fit and proper person to hold a licence.