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LA 15/108

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 12 KB


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

LA 15/109

Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 22 September 2015



RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 22 September 2015 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

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Minutes of Panel pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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


16 September 2015

22 October 2015

18 November 2015

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RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel held on 16 September, 22 October and 18 November 2015 be received and noted.  

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

LA 15/111

Review of Fees and Charges 2016/17 - Licensing Fees pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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The report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer gave details of proposed licensing fees and charges for 2016/17.  The report focused on the fees to be charged for hackney carriage and private hire licensing, together with other miscellaneous licences/registrations dealt with by Licensing Services.  The fee model sheets for the main taxi fee increases were set out at Annex 2 to the report and showed the officer cost and time in validating, processing and issuing licences and enforcement costs where applicable.


In considering the proposed fees at Annex 1 to the report, Members suggested in respect of the miscellaneous licences that those above £50 should be rounded up to the nearest £5.


RESOLVED:  That the proposed scale of fees for licences, consents and registrations contained in Annex 1 to the report be adopted with effect from 1 April 2016 subject to the Hackney Carriage new vehicle licence being amended to £225 and the miscellaneous licences above £50 being rounded up to the nearest £5, as set out in the revised table annexed to these Minutes.


[In accordance with Council and Committee Procedure Rule 8.6 Councillor B Elks requested that his vote against the motion to amend the proposals contained in the report be recorded.]

Matters Submitted for Information

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The Licensing and Community Safety Manager updated the Committee on a number of recent developments in relation to taxi licensing matters.


RESOLVED:  That the report be received and noted.

Matters for consideration in Private

LA 15/113

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.


There were no items considered in private.