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PART 1 - PUBLIC

LA 15/13

Appointment of Chairman

Minutes:

In the absence of both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman it was proposed by Councillor Mrs Anderson, seconded by Councillor Mrs Bates and

 

RESOLVED:  That, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule No 14.2.6, Councillor Mrs Kemp be elected to preside over the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee in the absence of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

LA 15/14

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

LA 15/15

Minutes pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 3 December 2014

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 3 December 2014 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

LA 15/16

Minutes of Panel pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel:

 

18 February 2015

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee, sitting as a Panel, held on 18 February 2015 be received and noted.  

Matters for recommendation to the Council

LA 15/17

Proposed Licence Conditions for the Homeboarding of Dogs and Cats and Dog Day Care Establishments pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer outlined the proposed licence conditions to be applied to homeboarding of dogs and cats and to dog day care establishments.  Members expressed concern about whether the proposed regime was mandatory, the lack of clarity of the general conditions, the restrictions applied to the age, number and mixture of cats with dogs, the means of demonstrating ‘competence’, the training regime, the assessment of a ‘fit and proper person’ to supervise such establishments and the specific requirements of the cleaning regime, disease control and vaccination of dogs and cats.  Members were particularly concerned that the imposition of such stringent conditions would discourage homeowners from providing this type of service.  In the absence of a representative of the Environmental Health Service to answer the specific questions raised, it was requested that a further report be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee clarifying concerns raised and providing an explanation for the application of the proposed conditions. 

 

RECOMMENDED:  That a further report be submitted to the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee to be held on 23 June 2015. 

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers in Accordance with Paragraph 3, Part 3 of the Constitution

LA 15/18

Consultation on Vehicle Specifications and Accessible Vehicles pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer set out details of the public consultation to be undertaken between 1 April and 27 May 2015 in respect of wheelchair accessibility and the display of roof signs, tax discs and advertising on hackney carriage and private hire vehicles licensed by the Borough Council.  The report also outlined an amendment to the number of points imposed on Hackney Carriage Drivers refusing a short distance fare. 

 

RESOLVED:  That the proposed amendments to Section 4 – Overview and Section 9 – Vehicle Conditions of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy, as set out in the report, form the basis of the public consultation to be undertaken between 1 April and 27 May 2015. 

Matters submitted for Information

LA 15/19

Entertainment Deregulation pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer set out details of the further deregulation of live music and recorded music under the Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 which would come into effect on 6 April 2015. 

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be received and noted.

Matters for consideration in Private

LA 15/20

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 28 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

There were no items considered in private.