Agenda and draft minutes

Public Protection Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Depot GF Meeting Room - Depot. View directions

Contact: Denise French 742211 

Items
No. Item

21.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

22.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of interest from Members on items included in this agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

23.

DISCLOSURE OF EXEMPT INFORMATION

To resolve that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the attached report, because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:-                That the public be excluded from the meeting during

consideration of the following matters because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1,2 and 7 contained within Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972

 

24.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act - 1976 - Driver AO

Driver – AO

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub Committee was informed that the Applicant was unable to attend the meeting.

 

Resolved: that the application be deferred to a future meeting.  The Applicant be advised that should he be unable to attend the meeting then the Sub Committee is minded to hear the application in his absence.

25.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act - 1976 - Driver JA

Driver – Mr JA

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub Committee considered the question of whether a Private Hire Vehicle Licence should be renewed.  The question arose because it had come to the Council’s attention that there had been convictions for a number of criminal offences in 1995 and 2010, these being matters that fell within the Council’s guidelines for the relevance of convictions. 

 

After very careful consideration of information received from the Council’s Licensing Officers and representations made by the applicant and his representative, the Sub Committee agreed as follows: 

 

Resolved: that the Licence be granted.

26.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act - 1976 - Driver MA

Driver – Mr MA

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub Committee considered the question of whether a Dual Driver’s licence should be granted. The question arose because the Council’s policy required drivers to have held a UK driving licence for a minimum of 3 years at the time the application is received in full and the applicant had not held a licence for the required amount of time.

 

After very careful consideration of information received from the Council’s Licensing Officers and representations made by the individual and his representative, the Sub Committee agreed as follows:

 

Resolved: that the application be refused in accordance with Council policy and guidelines.

27.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act - 1976 - Driver OK

Driver – Mr OK

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub Committee considered the question of whether a new application for a Dual Driver Licence should be granted.  The question arose because it had come to the Council’s attention during the application process that the applicant had a number of convictions from 2008 and 2015, these being matters that fell within the Council’s guidelines for the relevance of convictions. 

 

After very careful consideration of information received from the Council’s Licensing Officers and representations made by the applicant, the Sub Committee agreed as below:

 

Resolved:  That

 

(a)  The application for a Dual Driver Licence be granted subject to the applicant passing the Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council Knowledge Test; and

(b)  The applicant be sent a warning letter emphasising that all previous convictions must be declared in any future applications and any future convictions must be notified to the Borough Council immediately they occur. 

 

28.

URGENT BUSINESS

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

 

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.