Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee B
Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 10:00

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

Contact: Michael Pitman 

Items
No. Item

193.

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:

Cllr B Jones declared a personal interest in item 13, Application for Renewal of Licences, and left the meeting during consideration of this item because he knew the applicant. 

194.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the 30/09/2019 and 22/10/2019

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:               That the minutes of the meetings dated 30th September 2019 and 22nd October 2019 be approved as a true and accurate record.

195.

Application To Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal 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 licence a Renault Trafic Sport DCI vehicle registration number CV18 WZM as a private hire vehicle to seat 8 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and was first registered at the DVLA on 10 June 2018. The current mileage of the vehicle was 32,614. 

 

The Team Manager Licensing advised that the application fell outside the Private Hire Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. The first MOT was due in June 2021 and no other documentation had been provided.

 

The Team Manager Licensing 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 CV18 WZM 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 allowed it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances as 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 and exterior and its safety qualities. The Sub-Committee therefore granted the licence. 

196.

Application to Licence Hackney Carriage Vehicle pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report asking the sub-committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a hackney carriage vehicle. 

 

The application was made by Mr Paul Brain, Peyton Travel Limited of Bridgend to licence a Dacia Logan vehicle registration number LF17 WZM as a hackney carriage vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and was first registered at the DVLA on 31 March 2017. The current mileage of the vehicle was 17,524. 

 

The Team Manager Licensing advised that the application fell outside the Hackney Carriage Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. A service report for the vehicle had been submitted dated 12 December 2018 with the mileage recorded at 11,882. 

 

The Team Manager Licensing 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 LF17 WZM as a hackney carriage 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 allowed it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances as detailed in paragraph 2.4 of the policy.

 

Having examined the vehicle, the majority of the Sub-Committee were not satisfied that the rear seat was secure and refused the application.  

197.

Application to Licence Hackney Carriage Vehicle pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report asking the sub-committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a hackney carriage vehicle. 

 

The application was made by Emma Parrott of Porthcawl to licence a Toyota Avensis vehicle registration number MD66 WXJ as a hackney carriage vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was first registered at the DVLA on 31 January 2017. The current mileage of the vehicle was 33,866.  

 

The Team Manager Licensing advised that the application fell outside the Hackney Carriage Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. A service report for the vehicle had been submitted dated 8 July 2018 with the mileage recorded at 17,357 and 10 September 2019 with the mileage at 31,925. 

 

The Team Manager Licensing 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 MD66 WXJ as a hackney carriage 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 allowed it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances as detailed in paragraph 2.4 of the policy.

 

Having examined the vehicle, the majority of the Sub-Committee were not satisfied that the rear seat was secure and refused the application.  

198.

Application to Licence Hackney Carriage Vehicle pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report asking the sub-committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a hackney carriage vehicle. 

 

The application was made by Emma Parrott of Porthcawl to licence a Toyota Avensis vehicle registration number MF17 OJN as a hackney carriage vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was first registered at the DVLA on 31 March 2017. The current mileage of the vehicle was 14,875.  

 

The Team Manager Licensing advised that the application fell outside the Hackney Carriage Vehicle Policy approved by the Licensing Committee. The vehicle was not wheelchair accessible. A service report for the vehicle had been submitted dated 1 November 2018 with the mileage recorded at 11,620 and 54 November 2019 with the mileage at 14609.  

 

The Team Manager Licensing 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 MF17 OJN as a hackney carriage 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 allowed it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances as 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 and exterior and its safety qualities. The Sub-Committee therefore granted the licence. 

 

199.

Application to Licence Private Hire Vehicle pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Regulatory Services submitted a report asking the sub-committee to consider an application to grant a licence for a private hire vehicle. The Team Manager Licensing explained that since the report was prepared, the applicant had put a personal number plate on the property and the registration number was now S60 DKL. She added that the relevant paperwork for the change had been submitted.  

 

The application was made by Mr David Llewellyn of Pyle, Bridgend, to licence a Mercedes E Class vehicle registration number S60 DKL (previously VK17 OHX) as a private hire vehicle to seat 4 persons. The vehicle was pre-owned and was first registered at the DVLA on 18 May 2017. The current mileage of the vehicle was 28,435. 

 

The Team Manager Licensing 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 for the 18 April 2017 with the mileage recorded at 12344 and 18 April 2019 with the mileage at 25524. 

 

The Team Manager Licensing 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 S60 DKL (previously VK17 OHX) 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 allowed it to be relaxed in exceptional circumstances as 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 and exterior and its safety qualities. The Sub-Committee therefore granted the licence. 

 

200.

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

201.

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.  

202.

Approval of Exempt Minutes

To receive for approval the exempt Minutes of the 30/09/2019 and 22/10/2019

203.

Application for Grant of Licences

204.

Application for Renewal of Licences

205.

Disciplinary Hearing for Existing Taxi Driver

206.

Disciplinary Hearing for Existing Taxi Driver