Agenda

Licensing, Environment & Safety Committee - Wednesday, 6th July, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Carol Hargreaves  (0161 474 3203)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2021.

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.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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).

5.

Greater Manchester Minimum Licensing Standards for Taxis and Private Hire - Stage 2 (New to Licence Vehicles Only) pdf icon PDF 546 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report presents Members with a set of recommendations relating to Stage 2 of the Greater Manchester Minimum Taxi Licensing Standards for Hackney and Private Hire Vehicles.

 

The Committee is requested to:

 

1.1      The Committee is asked to consider the summary of recommendations contained in this report, and also the more in-depth GM Licensing Officer group Lead Officer’s report which provides further background and rationale.

1.2      Officers provide a note of caution that some time has passed since the initial consultation and proposal of standards were developed. The Hackney and Private Hire sector is a rapidly changing environment both locally and nationally, along with uncertainty around the Clean Air Plan and associated funding. Therefore officers recommend that the content of these standards remain under constant review with colleagues across GM. This enables current standards to be implemented whilst allowing officers to respond to any issues that may arise from within the industry and bring them back to Members for further consideration. Where there is sufficient rationale standards can be relaxed or strengthened. This has been true of the project so far where some authorities have chosen to relax standards as they relate to existing licensees until outcome of Clean Air Plan review is known.

1.3      The Committee is asked resolve to approve the recommendations, as they apply to ‘new to licence vehicles’.

1.4      Officers request sufficient time for implementation of these standards, as from 7th July 2022 and outlined in Table A in Section 4 of this report.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Tooth Tel 0161 474 4176 Email: sarah.tooth@stockport.gov.uk

 

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6.

Update on the Hackney Carriage Fare Review

To consider a verbal report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report updates Members on the Hackney Carriage Fare Review.

 

The Committee is requested to note and comment on the verbal report.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Tooth Tel 0161 474 4176 Email: sarah.tooth@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

7.

Application to Vary a Caravan Licence pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report asks Members to consider an application from Wyldecrest Parks (Management) Limited to vary the Caravan Licence held at Castle Hill Park, Mill Lane, Woodley, Stockport SK6 1QQ.

 

The Committee is requested to:

 

1.1      Determine the application to vary the licence at Castle Hill Park, taking into account that planning permission does not permit this.

1.2      Members are asked to reject the application until such time as the appropriate planning permission has been granted.

1.3      Due to the fact that this limit is already conditioned as part of the current planning permission, officers recommend that Condition 2 is removed from the Caravan licence conditions and the limit be referred to on the front of the licence only.

1.4      Given the age of the licence and the associated conditions, officers recommend a full review of the remaining conditions in consultation with the licence holder, residents and statutory consultees, and the matter be brought back for further consideration by Members.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Tooth Tel 0161 474 4176 Email: sarah.tooth@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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