Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Licensing, Environment & Safety Committee
Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Carol Hargreaves  (0161 474 3203)

Items
No. Item

1.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during the consideration of agenda item 5 that is marked "not for publication" by virtue of the paragraph 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), as they contain ‘information relating to an individual’

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda item 5 to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to an individual as defined in Category 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, would not be fair to the applicant and would breach their data protection principles.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests which they may have had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration reported that the Corporate Director had not taken any urgent actions since the last meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED – To note that no urgent decisions had been taken.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and members of the Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice. (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided.  These are available at the meeting).

Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

5.

Case No P1563

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

 

The Committee is requested to consider what action to take, if any, in respect of one, some or all of the vehicle licences detailed in the report.  If the Committee are minded to take action, to determine the appropriate action and provide reasons for their decision.

 

Officer contact: Peter Cooke Tel 474 4851 or email: peter.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which requested that the Committee review six Stockport Private Hire vehicle licences.

 

The Committee interviewed the taxi operator, who was accompanied by his solicitor and two colleagues in relation to these matters.

 

RESOLVED – (i) That the taxi operator be issued with a warning in relation to all six of the vehicles concerned.

(ii) That this matter be referred back to the Council’s Licensing Officers to exercise their powers under Section 68 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) act 1976.  In particular, to require additional testing of the six vehicles concerned, including within 10 days from the date of the Committee and thereafter, every two months for a period of 6 months.