Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Committee
Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Carol Hargreaves  (0161 474 3203)

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

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it is in the public interest to exclude the public during the consideration of agenda items 6-8 that are marked "not for publication" by virtue of the paragraph 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), as they contain ‘information relating to an individual’.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 Items 6 – 8 to prevent the disclosure of information relating to an individual as defined in paragraph 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 appellant and would breach their data protection principles.

3.

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 they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No interests were declared.

4.

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, in consultation with the Chair, had taken urgent action to suspend 14 hire car drivers’ licences.

5.

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.

6.

Case Number P1706

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

 

The report informs Members of a new applicant’s previous convictions.

 

The Committee is requested to consider whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire driver’s licence.

 

Officer contact: Ian O’Donnell on 474 4175 or email: ian.o’donnell@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Committee to consider whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a hire car driver’s licence in view of the applicant’s previous convictions.

 

The Committee interviewed the driver in relation to these matters.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

7.

Case Number P1707

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

 

The report informs Members of a new applicant’s previous convictions.

 

The Committee is requested to consider whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire driver’s licence.

 

Officer contact: Ian O’Donnell on 474 4175 or email: ian.o’donnell@stockport.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which requested the Committee to consider whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a hire car driver’s licence in view of the applicant’s previous convictions.

 

RESOLVED – At the request of the applicant this item was deferred until the next meeting of the Licensing Environment and Safety Committee.

8.

Case Number P1709

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

 

The report provides details of an existing driver’s recent conduct.

 

The Committee is requested to consider whether the driver remains a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Operator’s Licence.

 

Officer contact: Ian O’Donnell on 474 4175 or Email: ian.o’donnell@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 the Committee to consider whether the driver remained a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Operator’s Licence.

 

RESOLVED – A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration advised the Committee that, in consultation with the Chair, it had been agreed that this item could be deferred until the next meeting of the Licensing, Environment and Safety Committee.