Agenda and minutes

Taxi Hearing, Licensing and Appeals Panel - Wednesday, 29th March, 2023 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Room, Gibson Building, Kings Hill, West Malling

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LAP 23/1

Declarations of Interest


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

LAP 23/2

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 23/3

Review of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence - Case No. 001/2023

The Panel is invited to consider what action should be taken in respect of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

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The Licensing and Appeals Committee, sitting as a Panel, was asked to consider whether any action was appropriate in respect of a Dual Drivers licence holder following receipt of information from Kent County Council (KCC) School Contracts Team. 

Careful consideration was given to the information provided in the report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive and the oral evidence provided at the hearing.  The Panel took very seriously the action taken by the driver in using an unlicensed vehicle for the transport of children, together with failing to carry a driver’s badge.


For this reason, the Panel


RESOLVED: That in respect of Case Number 001/2023, six points be added to the Dual Drivers licence and a formal written warning be issued.