Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Monday, 5th November, 2018 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

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors S Davies, I Faseyi, M Warren and J Weatherill.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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

Minutes:

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

5.

Minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

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

 

30 April 2018

30 July 2018

2 August 2018

13 August 2018

6 September 2018

17 October 2018

 

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

 

27 February 2018

20 March 2018

19 April 2018

21 May 2018

21 June 2018

23 August 2018

18 September 2018

23 October 2018

6.

Revised Statement of Gambling Principles pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider the revised Statement of Gambling Principles.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding the Council’s draft revised Statement of Gambling Principles.

 

The Gambling Act 2005 required Local Authorities to prepare and publish a statement of the principles that they proposed to apply when exercising their functions under the Act. 

 

The Council was required to review its existing Statement of Gambling Principles and publish a revised version every three years.  The review included a statutory consultation exercise with stakeholders identified within the Gambling Act 2005.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)  That the content of the revised Statement of Gambling Principles, as set out in appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

That Council be recommended to formally adopt the revised Statement of Gambling Principles for 2019 to 2022.

7.

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 2019.

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 2019.

 

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.

 

That authority be delegated to the Director of Planning and Environment to consider any objections received and determine the final fees payable, in consultation with the Chairman of the Licensing Committee.