Agenda, decisions and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee A - Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 10:00

Venue: remotely via Skype for Business

Contact: Democratic Services  Mark Anthony Galvin

Note: 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 as soon as practicable after the meeting. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact or tel. 01656 643147 / 643148. 


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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.




Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the 15/09/2020


RESOLVED:                          That the minutes of a meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee A dated 15 September 2020, be approved as a true and accurate record.


Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Additional documents:


The Group Manager, Legal, HR and Regulatory Services submitted a report, the purpose of which, was to ask the sub-committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a private hire vehicle.


The application was  being made by Andrea Bovingdon of North Cornelly (who was present at the meeting) to licence a Volvo V50 SE vehicle registration number BO12 VPO as a private hire vehicle to seat 4 persons.


The vehicle was pre-owned and was first registered at the DVLA on 1 March 2012, confirmed the Team Manager - Licensing.


The application falls outside the Private Hire Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee.  The vehicle is not wheelchair accessible.  A service report has been submitted for 23/05/2013 with the mileage recorded at 11,948; 14/05/2014 with mileage at 24,784; 10/07/2015 with mileage at 34,523; 05/08/2016 with mileage at 42,730; 04/08/2017 with mileage at 50,918; 25/07/2018 with mileage at 59,310 and 01/08/2019 with mileage at 67,353.  A current MOT has been submitted dated 20/08/2020 with the mileage recorded at 71,797.


On the 18 September 2020 an Enforcement Officer inspected the vehicle and the vehicle was found to be in good condition.  A Vehicle Assessment Form is provided at Appendix A to the report.  At the time of inspection the mileage was recorded at 71,859.


Members retired to consider the application further, whereupon following this, it was


RESOLVED:                          The Sub-Committee considered the application to register B012 VPO as a Private Hire Vehicle.


                                               Members noted that it fell outside of policy 2.1 of the Council’s Licensing Policy, for the reasons outlined in the report.


                                               Members noted that the policy could be relaxed as set out in paragraph 2.2 of the policy, namely the exceptional interior and exterior quality and the exceptional standards of safety. As such, the Sub-Committee granted the licence.



Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Application For Renewal Of Sex Establishment Licence, The Private Shop 72 Bridgend Road, Aberkenfig pdf icon PDF 69 KB


The Team Manager – Licensing presented a report, regarding an application that had been received from Darker Enterprises Limited for the renewal of the Sex Establishment Licence in respect of the above premises, which is placed before the Sub-Committee for consideration, as powers have not been delegated under the Scheme of Delegation to Officers.


The current licence is subject to the Council’s standard conditions and to the special conditions attached at Appendix A to the report.  The hours of trading are from 0930 to 2000 hours Monday to Saturday and from 1000 to 1600 hours on Sunday. 


There have been no recommendations from the statutory consultees to vary the current standard or special conditions in force and no representations or objections from the public have been received, in respect of the application.


The Team Manager – Licensing advised that the applicant had complied with the statutory requirements to advertise the application and details of these were shown in the report, together with other associated requirements and guidance.


RESOLVED:                               That the Sub-Committee agreed for the renewal of the above Licence, subject to the existing terms and conditions. 


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.