Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee A
Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 10:00

Venue: Remote meeting via Skype for Business

Contact: Democratic Services 

Note: Please note: Due to the requirement for social distancing this meeting will not be held at its usual location. This will be a virtual meeting and Committee Members and Officers will be attending remotely. The meeting will be recorded for subsequent transmission via the Council’s internet site which will be available once the meeting has concluded. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact cabinet_committee@bridgend.gov.uk or tel. 01656 643147 / 643148. 

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262.

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

263.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the 10/03/2020

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the 10/03/2020 be approved as a true and accurate record.

264.

Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Officer – Legal, HR and Regulatory Services submitted a report asking the sub-committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a Private Hire Vehicle.

 

The application was made by Mr Paul Brain, Peyton Travel Limited of Bridgend to licensing a Vauxhall Vivaro, vehicle registration number LO16 HCJ as a private hire vehicle to seat 8 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and was first registered at the DVLA on 23 May 2016. The current mileage of the vehicle was 80,089. 

 

The Senior Licensing Officer advised that the application fell outside the Private Hire Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. A service report had been submitted dated 21 November 2017 with the mileage recorded as 25225, 10 February 2019 with mileage at 52253 and 17 January 2020 with mileage at 74488.

 

On 8 September 2020 a Licensing Enforcement Officer inspected the vehicle and the vehicle was found to be in good condition. A Vehicle Assessment form was provided at Appendix A of the report.

 

The Senior Licensing Officer referred the Sub-Committee to the relevant extract from the vehicle policy applicable to this application.

 

RESOLVED: The Sub-Committee considered the application to licence vehicle registration LO16 HCJ as a private hire vehicle.

 

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

 

Members further noted that the Policy at paragraph 2.2.5 allowed it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances.

 

Having examined the Vehicle Assessment form provided at Appendix A, the Sub Committee believed that the vehicle was in suitable condition and therefore granted the licence.

 

265.

Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Officer – Legal, HR and Regulatory Services submitted a report asking the sub-committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a Private Hire Vehicle.

 

The application was made by Driven Personal Hire Limited of Porthcawl to licence a Mercedes C200 vehicle registration number CN13 KFU as a private hire vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and was first registered at the DVLA on 5 March 2015. The current mileage of the vehicle was 113,767. 

 

The Senior Licensing Officer advised that the application fell outside the Private Hire Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. A service report was not submitted as the vehicle was a licenced Private Hire vehicle until the expiry date of 12 July 2019. No renewal application was made at that time.

 

On 24 August 2020 a Licensing Enforcement Officer inspected the vehicle and the vehicle was found to be in good condition. A Vehicle Assessment form was provided at Appendix A of the report.

 

The Senior Licensing Officer referred the Sub-Committee to the relevant extract from the vehicle policy applicable to this application.

 

RESOLVED: The Sub-Committee considered the application to licence vehicle registration CN13 KFU as a private hire vehicle.

 

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

 

Members further noted that the Policy at paragraph 2.2.5 allowed it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances.

 

Having examined the Vehicle Assessment form provided at Appendix A, the Sub Committee believed that the vehicle was in suitable condition and therefore granted the licence.

266.

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