Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Appeals Panel - Wednesday, 4th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Suite, Gibson Building, Kings Hill, West Malling

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LAP 22/10

Declarations of Interest


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

LAP 22/11

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 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


The Chairman moved, it was seconded and


RESOLVED:  That as public discussion would disclose exempt information, the following matters be considered in private.


Decisions to be taken under Delegated Powers in accordance with paragraph 3, Part 3 of the Constitution

LAP 22/12

Application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence - Case No. 003/2022

Reason: LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 1 – Information relating to an individual.

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(Reason: LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 1 – Information relating to an individual)


The Licensing and Appeals Committee, sitting as a Panel, was asked to consider whether the application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire (Dual) Driver’s licence should be granted after the driver was convicted for an offence of Driving a Motor Vehicle with Excess Alcohol in 2016.


The driver had surrendered his Private Hire Drivers licence after he had been convicted for driving a Motor Vehicle with Excess Alcohol on 2 October 2016. 


The Panel took into account the Council’s Taxi and Licensing Enforcement Policy on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney carriage/private hire trade plus the Institute of Licensing Safe and Suitable Policy.


Having taken into account all the information given, the Panel was satisfied that the driver was a fit and proper person to be granted the licence as applied for.


For these reasons, the Panel


RESOLVED: That, in respect of Case Number 003/2022, a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire (Dual) driver’s licence be GRANTED under s.51 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.