Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Friday, 29th May, 2015 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillors K Carter and G Hill.


Confirmation of Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the Licensing Committee held on 20 February 2015.


The minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2015 were agreed and signed as a correct record.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no chairman’s announcements.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from councillors present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Report of the Licensing Team Leader, enclosed.



Additional documents:


Mike Smith, Licensing Team Leader, introduced the report and outlined all of the major changes proposed in detail.


The committee agreed to the following amendments to the draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy Statement (additional wording added in italics and deleted wording is struck through):


·      Page 14, final paragraph to read ‘Applicants should also be aware of the law and serious risk posed by driving whilst using a mobile phone.’


·      Page 18, the second paragraph 12.11 to be renumbered 12.12; and


·      Page 21, first bullet under paragraph 13.7 to read ‘All road tyres must be at the correct manufacturers recommended pressure when used on the road.’


Following the discussion it was RESOLVED that the draft policies and conditions enclosed in the appendices to the report, as amended, be APPROVED for public consultation.