Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Appeals Panel - Wednesday, 8th May, 2024 1.00 pm

Venue: Gibson Building, Kings Hill, West Malling

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No. Item


LAP 24/7

Declarations of Interest


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

LAP 24/8

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 24/9

Review of a Private Hire Driver's Licence - Case 003/2024

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


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


(Reasons: LGA 1972 – Sch 12A Paragraph 1 and 2 - Information relating to an individual and information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual).


The Licensing and Appeals Committee, sitting as a Panel was asked to consider whether any action was appropriate in respect of a holder of a Private Hire Driver’s Licence, following notification that the individual had been driving their private hire vehicle well above the legal speed limit, as recorded by their internal tracking system. 


The driver was tracked on several occasions driving at very high speed by their GPS tracking software.  Examples of the driver’s journeys were attached at Annex 2.


Having considered all of the evidence provided, namely the written report, the oral representations from the Licensing Team and the information provided by the driver at the hearing, the Panel decided that the Private Hire Driver’s licence be suspended until 12 July 2024 with immediate effect.  The Panel based its decision on the driver’s admission that they had exceeded the speed limit on numerous occasions with a passenger on board.


RESOLVED: That, in respect of Case Number 003/2004, the Prive Hire Driver’s license be suspended until 12 July 2024 with immediate effect.