Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Monday, 2nd March, 2020 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Julie Zientek  Tel: 01270 686466 Email:  julie.zientek@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

14.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors J Barber, K Flavell and J Weatherill.

15.

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.

16.

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.

17.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

18.

Minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive the minutes of the following meetings:

 

Licensing Act Sub-Committee

 

23 October 2019

 

General Licensing Sub-Committee

 

14 November 2019

10 December 2019

21 January 2020

13 February 2020

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

(a)    Licensing Act Sub-Committee

 

23 October 2019

 

(b) General Licensing Sub-Committee

 

14 November 2019

10 December 2019

21 January 2020

13 February 2020

19.

Annual review of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 - Fees and Charges Policy 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider the proposed Regulatory Services and Health Mobile Homes Act 2013 Fees and Charges Policy for 2020-2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding the proposed Regulatory Services and Health Mobile Homes Act 2013 Fees and Charges Policy 2020-21.

 

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 2020-21, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

20.

Designation of Streets within the Borough for the purposes of Street Trading pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report seeking approval for amendments to the current designation of streets for the purposes of regulating street trading within Cheshire East.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which sought Members’ approval for amendments to the current designation of streets for the purposes of regulating street trading within Cheshire East.

 

At its meeting on 2 September 2019, the Licensing Committee had considered a report which detailed proposed changes to the designation of streets for the purposes of street trading.  Following the meeting, the Licensing Team had commenced the statutory process for the designation of streets, which included placing notices in various newspapers circulating in the Borough.  No objections to the proposed changes had been received.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)       That a resolution be passed confirming the designation of streets within the ‘Schedule of Streets’, as set out in Appendix A to the report, for the purposes of Street Trading, and

 

That authority be given to the Licensing Team Leader to follow any necessary statutory procedures including the publication of the required Notices to complete the designation process.