Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Appeals Panel - Friday, 22nd March, 2019 11.00 am

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

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No. Item


LA 19/21

Declarations of Interest


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

LA 19/22

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 taken under Delegated Powers in accordance with paragraph 3, Part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Council functions)

LA 19/23

Application for a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence - Case No 04/2019

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


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


The Panel was asked to consider whether an application for a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence should be granted following the receipt of information from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  It was noted that the Applicant had produced the DBS Certificate when he had submitted the application for the driver’s licence on 30 October 2018.  The Certificate had shown that the Applicant had a conviction for Deposit without an Environmental waste permit controlled waste in/on land – Environmental Protection Act 1990 S.33(1)(A) in 2012.


In its deliberations the Panel took into account the Council’s Taxi Licensing and Enforcement Policy as well as the Institute of Licensing guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney carriage and private hire trade.


The Panel, having considered the facts and listened to the circumstances of the DBS statement, found that the Applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence and, therefore,


RESOLVED:  That the application for a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence be GRANTED.