Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee A
Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 10:00

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

Contact: Michael Pitman 

Items
No. Item

191.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.  

Minutes:

None.

192.

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.

193.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the 07/05/2019

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                    That the Minutes of a meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee ‘A’ dated 7 May 2019 be approved as a true and accurate record.

194.

Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report, that asked the Sub-Committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a private hire vehicle.

 

The report advised that application was being made by Peyton Travel Limited, to licence a Dacia Logan vehicle registration number LL66 RZK as a private hire vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and first registered at the DVLA on 30 November 2016.

 

The application fell outside the Private hire Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee, for the reasons detailed in paragraph 4.4 of the report. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. A service history of the vehicle had been provided dated 14 February 2018, with the mileage recorded at that time at 10926.

 

Members then proceeded to inspect the vehicle which was situate in the Civic Offices basement car park.

 

Upon the meeting reconvening it was confirmed that the current mileage of the vehicle was 14312.

 

The Policy guidelines relating to applications for the licence of Private Hire Vehicles was detailed in paragraph 4.4 of the report.

 

Members then retired to consider the application further and upon reconvening, it was

 

RESOLVED:                The Sub-Committee considered the application to register LL66 RZK as a private hire vehicle.

 

                                     Members noted that it fell outside of policy 2.1 due  to the vehicles age and mileage.

 

                                     Members noted that the policy could be relaxed as set out in para 2.2 of the policy and the guidelines at 2.2.5 were applicable, namely the exceptional interior and exterior quality and the exceptional standards of safety. As such, the Sub-Committee were happy to grant the licence.       

195.

Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report, that asked the Sub-Committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a private hire vehicle.

 

The report advised that application was being made by Peyton Travel Limited, to licence a Dacia Logan vehicle registration number WF18 MPU as a private hire vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and first registered at the DVLA on 10 April 2018.

 

The application fell outside the Private Hire Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee, for the reason(s) detailed in paragraph 4.4 of the report. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. There was no service history for the vehicle.

 

Members then proceeded to inspect the vehicle which was situate in the Civic Offices basement car park.

 

Upon the meeting reconvening it was confirmed that the current mileage of the vehicle was 8042.

 

Members then retired to consider the application further and upon the meeting reconvening, it was

 

RESOLVED:                  The Sub-Committee considered the application to register WF18 MPU as a private hire vehicle.

 

                                       Members noted that it fell outside of policy 2.1 due  to the vehicles age and mileage.

 

                                       Members noted that the policy could be relaxed as set out in para 2.2 of the policy and the guidelines at 2.2.5 were applicable, namely the exceptional interior and exterior quality and the exceptional standards of safety. As such, the Sub-Committee.

196.

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.

197.

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 contain 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 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. 

 

198.

Approval of Exempt Minutes

To receive for approval the exempt Minutes of the 07/05/2019

199.

Application for Grant of Licences

200.

Application for Renewal of Licences

201.

Disciplinary Hearing for Existing Taxi Driver