Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing & Public Protection Committee - Tuesday, 18th October, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Astley Room - Castle

Contact: Geoff Durham 742222 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN RELATION TO LICENSING MATTERS

To receive declarations of interest from Members on items contained within the agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest stated.

2.

MINUTES OF A PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 June, 2022 be agreed as a correct record.

3.

BUSINESS AND PLANNING ACT 2020 UPDATE pdf icon PDF 458 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report informing them of updates to the Business and Planning Act 2020 and regulations relating to relaxations in respect of pavement licences and alcohol off-sales.  Members were advised of the Government’s extension to the provisions for Pavement Licences and alcohol off-sales to 30 September, 2023. 

 

Proposed:    (i)         That the proposed amendments to the Business and

Planning Act 2020 and contents of the Regulations be noted.

 

(ii)        That all Pavement Licences will be granted to expire on

30th September 2023.

 

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4.

MINUTES OF LICENSING SUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To consider the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committees which have met since the previous Licensing and Public Protection Committee.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 August, 2022 be

received.

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN RELATION TO PUBLIC PROTECTION MATTERS

To receive declarations of interest from Members on items contained within the agenda

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest stated.

6.

FOOD SAFETY SERVICE PLAN 2022/23 AND REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE IN 2021/22. pdf icon PDF 413 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report outlining the work planned by the Food and Safety Team in 2022/2023 and the previous year’s performance.

 

A copy of the Food Safety Service Plan was appended to the report.

 

 

Resolved:     That the Food Safety Service Plan for 2022/23 be received and

endorsed.

 

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7.

PUBLIC PROTECTION SUB-COMMITTEE PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report outlining the future rota for attendance at Public Protection Sub-Committee meetings.

 

Resolved:     (i)         That the report be received and the amending of the

frequency of meetings from every 3 weeks to monthly, be agreed.

(ii)        That the date and time where attendance at sub-committee is necessary, be noted by Members

(iii)       That Members notify Democratic Services of an available substitute in the event that they are unable to attend a meeting that they are due to attend.

 

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8.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO TAXI LICENSING POLICY - 2021-2025 pdf icon PDF 572 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report seeking approval to implement changes into the Taxi Licensing Policy.

 

The table at paragraph 2.7 outlined the proposed changes and a tracked-changed version of the Policy was appended to the report.

 

Resolved:     That the proposals contained within the report be implemented

into the Policy in line with the proposed implementation dates.

 

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9.

PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDER - PUBLIC CONSULTATION UPDATE pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report giving an update on a consultation that had taken place on two proposed Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO’s).  The findings were outlined at paragraph 2 which also included proposed additional conditions at paragraph 2.3.

 

Members were asked to receive the consultation results and approve the draft PSPO’s to allow a further 6 week consultation on the final proposals.

 

It was queried where people went when they were moved away from these two areas with the suggestion that it was moving the problem elsewhere.  The PSPO’s were a small piece of work allowing behaviours of individuals to be targeted.  However, the comments would be taken on board for consideration.

 

Resolved:     That Officers to carry out further public consultation on the

Requested amendments to the two proposed PSPO’s at the

following locations;

 

(i)         Newcastle Town Centre PSPO (see Appendix 1)

(ii)        Queen Elizabeth Park PSPO  (see Appendix 2).

 

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10.

UPDATE ON RESULTS OF TAXI LICENSING APPEALS pdf icon PDF 370 KB

Minutes:

Members received an update on three appeals against Council decisions all of which were dismissed.

 

Resolved: That the contents of the report be noted.

 

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11.

MINUTES OF PUBLIC PROTECTION SUB-COMMITTEE MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To consider the minutes of the Public Protection Sub-Committees which have met since the previous Licensing and Public Protection Committee.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 August be received.

12.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B (4) of the Local Government Act 1972

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.