Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee A
Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 10:00

Venue: Committee Rooms 2/3, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB

Items
No. Item

146.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Cllr RJ Collins

147.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from Members/Officers in accordance with the provisions of the Members Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008.

Minutes:

None

148.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub Committee (A) of the 12/07/2018 and the minutes of the 25/09/2018

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub Committee (A) of the 12/07/2018 and the minutes of the 25/09/2018 be approved as a true and accurate record.

149.

Application To Licence Hackney Carriage Vehicle pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report, which asked the Sub Committee to consider an application to grant a license for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle.

 

The application was made by Ivor Preece, to licence a Mercedes Benz E Class, vehicle registration number CF16 XGG as vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was preowned and was first registered at the DVLA on 29 April 2016

 

The meeting was briefly adjourned for Members to inspect the vehicle.

 

Upon recommencing the meeting, the Team Manager (Licencing) advised members that the current mileage of the vehicle was at 90,912 miles. She stated that the vehicle fell outside the Hackney Carriage Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible, but there were specific policy guidelines in respect of the first licensing of Vehicles which fell outside the policy guidelines outlined in paragraph 4.4 of the report.

 

For members’ information, a service history was provided with the following mileage for each:

 

01 August 2016

16,665

29 December 2016

32,640

14 August 2017

64,286

22 November 2017

79,380

 

 

RESOLVED:                The Sub-Committee considered the application to licence Vehicle Registration number CF16 XGG as a Hackney Carriage Vehicle.

 

Members noted that the application falls outside the Licensing Policy at paragraph 2.1 due to the vehicles age.

 

Members further noted that the Policy at paragraph 2.2 allows it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances, and examples of these were detailed in paragraph 2.4 of the Policy.

 

Having examined the vehicle, the Sub-Committee felt that the vehicle was exceptional in terms of its quality both interior, exterior and its safety qualities. The Sub-committee therefore granted the licence.

150.

Application To Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report, which asked the Sub Committee to consider an application to grant a license for a Private Hire Vehicle.

 

The application was made by Joanna Ryan, to licence a Mercedes Vito, vehicle registration number VX14 XEB as vehicle to seat 8 persons. The vehicle was preowned and was first registered at the DVLA on 26 March 2014

 

The meeting was briefly adjourned for Members to inspect the vehicle.

 

For members’ information, a service history was provided dated 17 October 2018 and an MOT on the 14 October 2018. An enforcement officer viewed the vehicle on 06 November 2018 with the mileage at 69,120 and the vehicle was presented in good condition with no visible faults.

 

RESOLVED:  

The Sub-Committee considered the application to licence Vehicle Registration number VX14 XEB as a Private Hire Vehicle.

 

Members noted that the application falls outside the Licensing Policy at paragraph 2.1 due to the vehicles age.

 

Members further noted that the Policy at paragraph 2.2 allows it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances, and examples of these were detailed in paragraph 2.4 of the Policy.

 

Having examined the vehicle, the Sub-Committee felt that the vehicle was exceptional in terms of its quality both interior, exterior and its safety qualities. The Sub-committee therefore granted the licence.

151.

Urgent Items

To consider any other item(s) of business in respect of which notice has been given in accordance with Rule 4 of the Council Procedure Rules and which the person presiding at the meeting is of the opinion should by reason of special circumstances be transacted at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

None

152.

Exclusion of the Public

The reports relating to the following items are not for publication as they

contain exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12 of Part 4 and/or Paragraph 21 of Part 5 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation)(Wales) Order 2007.

 

If following the application of the public interest test the Committee resolves pursuant to the Act to consider these items in private, the public will be excluded from the meeting during such consideration.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                  That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) (Wales) Order 2007, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business as they contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12 of Part 4 and/or Paragraph 21 of Part 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

                                       Following the application of the public interest test it was resolved that pursuant to the Act referred to above, to consider the following items in private, with the public excluded from the meeting, as it was considered that in all the circumstances relating to the items, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information, because the information would be prejudicial to the applicants so mentioned. 

153.

Approval of Exempt Minutes

To receive for approval the exempt Minutes of the Licensing Act Sub-Committee 2003 (A) of 12/07/2018 and the exempt Minutes of the 25/09/2018

154.

Application For Grant Of Licences

155.

Application For Renewal Of Licences