Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee B
Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 10:00

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

Contact: Michael Pitman 

Items
No. Item

180.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Cllr J McCarthy, Cllr G Thomas

181.

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

182.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the meeting of the 27/08/2019

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting of the 27/08/19 be approved as a true and accurate record.

183.

Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report, which 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 Robert Sheldon, to licence a Mercedes Vito Tourer Select, vehicle registration number KP18 HFC as a private hire vehicle to seat 7 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and first registered at the DVLA on 4 April 2018.

 

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. No additional documentation was submitted including an MOT certificate as the requirement for an MOT was due until the vehicle had reached 3 years old

 

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

 

Upon the meeting reconvening it was confirmed that the current mileage of the vehicle was 15,904

 

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 KP18 HFC 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.       

184.

Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report, which 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 Carl Lemmer, to licence a Seat Toledo SE, vehicle registration number CK14 GVR as a private hire vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and first registered at the DVLA on 29 April 2014.

 

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. An MOT certificate and service history was provided which was detailed at paragraph 4.3 of the report.

 

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

 

Upon the meeting reconvening it was confirmed that the current mileage of the vehicle was 64,009

 

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 CK14 GVR 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.       

185.

Application to Licence Hackney Carriage 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 licence for a Hackney Carriage vehicle.

 

The report advised that application was being made by Karl Svensen, to licence a Ford Transit Custom, vehicle registration number LN66 NYZ as a Hackney Carriage Vehicle to seat 8 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and first registered at the DVLA on September 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. An MOT certificate and service history was provided which was detailed at paragraph 4.3 of the report.

 

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

 

Upon the meeting reconvening it was confirmed that the current mileage of the vehicle was 56,907

 

The Policy guidelines relating to applications for the licence of Hackney Carriage 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 LN66 NYZ as a Hackney Carriage 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, namely the exceptional interior and exterior quality and the exceptional standards of safety. As such, the Sub-Committee were happy to grant the licence.       

186.

Application to Licence Hackney Carriage 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 licence for a Hackney Carriage vehicle.

 

The report advised that application was being made by Richard Parrott, to licence a Toyota Avensis, vehicle registration number FH18 SUU as a Hackney Carriage Vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and first registered at the DVLA on September 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 was provided which was detailed at paragraph 4.3 of the report.

 

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

 

Upon the meeting reconvening it was confirmed that the current mileage of the vehicle was 14,021

 

The Policy guidelines relating to applications for the licence of Hackney Carriage 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 FH18 SUU as a Hackney Carriage 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, namely the exceptional interior and exterior quality and the exceptional standards of safety. As such, the Sub-Committee were happy to grant the licence.       

187.

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

188.

Exclusion of the Public

The minutes/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.    

189.

Approval of Exempt Minutes

To receive for approval the exempt minutes of 27/08/2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the exempt minutes of the meeting of the 27/08/19 be approved as a true and accurate record.

190.

Application for Grant of Licences

191.

Application for Renewal of Licences

192.

Disciplinary Hearing for Existing Taxi Driver