Agenda and minutes

Taxi Hearing, Licensing and Appeals Panel - Wednesday, 29th March, 2023 10.30 am

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

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LAP 23/4

Declarations of Interest


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

LAP 23/5

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 23/6

Review of Private Hire Driver's Licence - Case No 002/2023

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

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The Licensing and Appeals Committee, sitting as a Panel was asked to consider whether a new application for a Private Hire Driver’s Licence should be granted following the receipt of information from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).


The report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive advised that the applicants Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate Number showed that the applicant had been convicted for an offence to comply with red/green arrow/lane closure flashing light signals on 14 November 2015 and an offence of committing an act/series of acts with intent to prevent the course of justice on 25 September 2015 and 5 December 2015.


Having taken into account the written and verbal evidence provided, the Panel was satisfied that the individual was not a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Driver’s licence.


For this reason, the Panel


RESOLVED: That, in respect of Case Number 02/2023, the application for a Private Hire driver’s licence be REFUSED.