Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Committee
Wednesday, 15th December, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Carol Hargreaves  (0161 474 3203)

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 10 November 2021 were approved as a correct record.

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 that they 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:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

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it is in the public interest to exclude the public during the consideration of agenda items 7 & 8 that are marked "not for publication" by virtue of the paragraph 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), as they contain ‘information relating to an individual’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 7 and 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 applicants and would breach their data protection principles.

 

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.

Gambling Act 2005: Statement of Principles of Licensing 2022-2025 - Consultation on the Revised Policy pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report informs Members of the decision taken by the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive to commence consultation on the Council’s proposed Gambling Policy entitled ‘Gambling Act (2005) Statement of Principles of Licensing 2022-2025.

 

Members are requested to consider the report and appendices and provide comments to the Licensing team by 21 January 2022.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Tooth on 0161 474 4176 or email: sarah.tooth@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) informing Members of the decision taken by the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive to commence consultation on the Council’s proposed Gambling Policy entitled ‘Gambling Act (2005) Statement of Principles of Licensing 2022-2025’.

 

Members were requested to consider the report and appendices and provide comments to the Licensing team by 21 January 2022. The Gambling Act required that all Licensing Authorities must review, consult and publish a statement of the principles of licensing (the policy) every three years.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         It was clarified that Public Health were one of the consultees on the policy.

·         There wouldn’t be a formal relationship between the Gambling Policy and the work carried being carried out on the Local Plan, but the appropriate Officers would be made aware of this report.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and the appendices be noted, and Members be requested to make comments to the Licensing team by 21 January 2022.

Reports 'Not for Publication'

7.

P1753 - Application for new Private Hire Driver's Licence

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

 

The report details the previous convictions of a new applicant for a Private Hire Driver’s licence,

 

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 0161 474 4175 or email: ian.odonnell@stockport.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive 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 private 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.

 

 

8.

P1754 - Application for new Private Hire Driver's Licence

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

 

The report details the previous convictions of a new applicant for a Private Hire Driver’s licence,

 

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 0161 474 4175 or email: ian.odonnell@stockport.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive 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 private 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.