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Items
No. Item

64.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors V Guglielmi, J Henderson and Watson.

 

65.

Minutes of the Meetings of the Committee held on 18 July and 7 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To confirm and sign as correct records, the minutes of the meetings of the Committee, held on 18 July and 7 November 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 18 July 2018 and 7 November 2018 were approved as  correct records and signed by the Chairman.

 

66.

Minutes of the Meetings of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 9 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

The Committee is to receive and note, for information only, the above minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted, for information only, the minutes of the meeting of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 9 November  2018.

 

67.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 26 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

The Committee is to receive and note, for information only, the above minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted, for information only, the minutes of the meeting of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 26 November  2018.

 

 

68.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Premises/Personal Licences Sub-Committee held on 14 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

The Committee is to receive and note, for information only, the above minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted, for information only, the minutes of the meeting of the Premises/Personal Licences Sub-Committee held on 14 December  2018.

 

 

69.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

 

70.

Questions on Notice pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 37

Subject to providing two working days’ notice, a Member of the Committee may ask the Chairman of the Committee a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Tendring District and which falls within the terms of reference of the Committee.

Minutes:

There were none.

 

71.

A.1 Report of Corporate Director (Operational Services) Licensing Act 2003 - Applications approved under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 17 KB

The Committee noted the contents of a report (A.1) on the number of applications approved under delegated powers as at 7 January 2019, which was submitted for information only.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the contents of a report (A.1) on the number of applications approved under delegated powers as at 7 January 2019.

 

72.

A.2 Report of Corporate Director (Operational Services) - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing - Reduction in Licence Fee for Environmentally Friendly (Lower Emission) Vehicles pdf icon PDF 15 KB

To extend the life of a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle from 12 to 13 years on the condition that the vehicle is in good condition as inspected by the Council’s Mechanics.

Minutes:

The Committee recalled that, at its meeting held on 7 November 2018 (minute 63 referred), Members had considered a request as to whether it was appropriate to encourage greater use of environmentally friendly (lower emission) vehicles as Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, by introducing a reduced licence fee for  such vehicles.

 

After due consideration of the request, the Committee had decided to pass the following resolutions:-

 

a)     Members are asked to give their view as to whether they consider it appropriate to encourage greater use of environmentally friendly (lower emission) vehicles as Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, by extending the life of the vehicle from 12 to 13 years on the condition that the vehicle is in good condition as inspected by the Council’s Mechanics.

 

b)     If Members agree with (a) above, public consultation is undertaken over a 28 day period, and the results reported back to Members for definitive decision at the next scheduled meeting.

 

It was reported that no representations had been received as a result of the public notice having been placed in the local press.

 

Following questions by Members, it was thereupon moved by Councillor White, seconded by Councillor Amos and:-

 

RESOLVED that the resolution to extend the life of environmentally friendly (lower emission) Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles from 12 to 13 years on the condition that the vehicle is in good condition (as inspected by the Council’s mechanics) be brought into operation with effect  from 28 days following the decision of this Committee.

 

 

73.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To pass the following resolution:-

 

“That under Schedule 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the items of business to be considered below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act”.

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED  that, under Schedule 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda items 11 – 12 on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.

 

 

74.

Exempt Minutes of the Meeting of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 9 November 2018

The Committee is to receive and note, for information only, the above exempt minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted, for information only, the exempt minutes of the meeting of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 9 November 2018.

 

 

75.

Exempt Minutes of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 26 November 2018

The Committee is to receive and note, for information only, the above exempt minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted, for information only, the exempt minutes of the meeting of the Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 26 November 2018.