Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Monday, 4th November, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors J Barber, S Davies, L Gilbert, S Handley, L Roberts and L Smetham.

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 47 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

12.

Minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To receive the minutes of the following meetings:

 

Licensing Act Sub-Committee

 

1 October 2019

9 October 2019

 

General Licensing Sub-Committee

 

22 August 2019

17 September 2019

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

(a)    Licensing Act Sub-Committee meetings held on:

 

1 October 2019

9 October 2019

 

(b) General Licensing Sub-Committee meetings held on:

 

22 August 2019

17 September 2019

13.

Review of Licensing Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report seeking to increase the licensing fees and charges for the issuing and renewal of licenses, consents and permits issued by the Licensing Team with effect from April 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report seeking approval to increase the licensing fees and charges for the issuing and renewal of licenses, consents and permits issued by the Licensing Team with effect from April 2020.

 

Members noted that the heading ‘Sexual Entertainment Venues’ in appendix 1 should read ‘Sex Establishments’.

 

Some fees were set by statute or regulations, while others could be set by Local Authorities in order to cover the cost of administration, compliance and some elements of enforcement.  Where the Council had the discretion to set fees, they were subject to review by the Licensing Team and confirmation by the Licensing Committee.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)  That the fees payable as set out in appendix 1 to the report be confirmed.

 

(b)  That the Licensing Team Leader be authorised to publish the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing fees in accordance with the relevant legislative provisions.

 

(c) That authority be delegated to the Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services to consider any objections received and determine the final fees payable following consultation with the Chairman of the Licensing Committee.