Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Monday, 4th March, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Audio recording

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors J Bratherton, B Burkhill, O Hunter and M Warren.

9.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

10.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedural Rules and Appendix 7 to the Rules a total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the Committee on any matter relevant to the work of the Committee.  Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers.  Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.

 

Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

 

11.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

12.

Minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To receive the minutes of the following meetings:

 

Licensing Act Sub-Committee

 

22 November 2018

 

General Licensing Sub-Committee

 

11 December 2018

14 February 2019

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the following meetings be received:

 

·            Licensing Act Sub-Committee 22 November 2018

·            General Licensing Sub-Committee 11 December 2018

·            General Licensing Sub-Committee 14 February 2019

 

13.

Review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 Fees and Charges for the Period 2019 to 2022 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider the proposed fees in relation to applications for Scrap Metal Dealers licences.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding the proposed fees for applications for Scrap Metal Dealers licences for the three year period from 1 April 2019.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, the Council was permitted to charge a fee for administering the statutory licensing for scrap metal dealers.  Fees could only be set on a cost recovery basis and a review of the fees had to be undertaken in order to ensure that they reflected the cost of administering the licences.

 

RESOLVED – That the following fees be approved in relation to applications for Scrap Metal Dealers licences for the three year period from 1 April 2019:

 

·                Site Licence Application – £225.00

·                Collectors Licence Application - £194.00

·                Replacement of a Licence - £15.00 (per licence)

·                Additional Collectors Licences - £15.00 (per licence)

 

14.

Annual review of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 - Fees and Charges Policy 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider the proposed Regulatory Services and Health Mobile Homes Act 2013 Fees and Charges Policy for 2019-2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding the proposed Regulatory Services and Health Mobile Homes Act 2013 Fees and Charges Policy 2019-20.

 

In accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 2013, the Council was permitted to charge a fee for administering the statutory licensing function for residential caravan sites.  It was also permitted to set fees for other functions such as maintaining a register of site rules and transferring and amending licences.

 

The Council was only able to set fees on a ‘cost recovery’ basis, and as part of setting the fees it was required to have a Fees and Charges Policy in place for mobile home sites, which was reviewed annually in order to ensure that the fees reflected the cost of administering the licensing function.

 

RESOLVED - That the Regulatory Services and Health Mobile Homes Act 2013 Fees and Charges Policy 2019-20, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

 

15.

Revised Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To consider a draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding a draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy.  The Licensing Act 2003 required licensing authorities to prepare and publish a statement of principles that they proposed to apply in exercising their functions under the Act during the five year period to which the statement applied.  The Council was now required to review its existing statement of Licensing Policy and publish a revised version.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)          That the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be referred to Cabinet for consideration.

 

(b)          That Council be recommended to adopt the revised Statement of Licensing Policy.