Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 25th February 2020 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Liz Bateson, Democratic Services - telephone (01524) 582047 or email  ebateson@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

41.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 9 January 2020 (previously circulated). 

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 January 2020 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.

42.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business authorised by the Chair.

43.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

44.

Exempt Item

The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item: 

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the ground that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.” 

 

Councillors are reminded that, whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for the Committee to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public.  In making the decision, Councillors should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion, Councillors should also be mindful of the advice of Council officers. 

 

Minutes:

The Chair advised Members that it had been recommended to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information.

 

It was moved by Councillor Greenall and seconded by Councillor Guilding:

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”

 

A vote was taken and the motion was unanimously carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That, in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.

 

 

 

45.

Renewal of Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence

Report of the Licensing Manager

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Licensing Manager for the purpose of determining an application for the renewal of a dual driver’s licence renewed.

 

Details of the individual case and the Chair’s summary of the decision are set out in Exempt Minute No. 45 in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision of the Committee:

 

That based on the Licensing Manager’s report and the applicant’s representation, the Committee resolves that the renewal of the dual driver’s licence, as set out in the exempt minute, be granted with immediate effect.

46.

Revocation of a Licence to Breed Dogs

Report of Director of Communities and the Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Head of Public Protection for the purpose of considering the dual revocation of a licence to breed dogs.

 

Details of the case were set out in Exempt Minute 46, in accordance with Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision of the Committee:

 

That the licence to breed dogs as set out in the exempt minute, be revoked with immediate effect.