Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee (2003 Act) - Thursday, 21 May 2009 5.40 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Richard May  01954 713016

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest. 

2.

Election of Chairman of Licensing Committee (2003 Act)

Minutes:

Councillor RE Barrett was proposed by Councillor MB Loynes and seconded by Councillor DC McCraith. Councillor Mrs CAED Murfitt was proposed by Councillor Mrs EM Heazell and seconded by Councillor Mrs SA Hatton. Both candidates left the room for the duration of the election. On a vote being taken it was RESOLVED, with six voting in favour and five against, that Councillor RE Barrett be elected Chairman of the Committee for the 2009-2010 Civic Year.

3.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman of Licensing Committee (2003 Act)

Minutes:

Councillor R Hall was proposed by Councillor RE Barrett and seconded by Councillor DC McCraith. Councillor Mrs CAED Murfitt was proposed by Councillor JF Williams and seconded by Councillor Mrs PM Bear. Both candidates left the room for the duration of the election. On a vote being taken it was RESOLVED, with six voting in favour and five against, that Councillor R Hall be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the 2009-2010 Civic Year.

 

4.

ESTABLISHMENT OF LICENSING (2003 ACT) SUB-COMMITTEE, APPOINTMENT OF SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN AND PROCEDURE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report attached.

 

Recommendations (from paragraph 12 of the report)

 

The Committee is recommended:

 

(a)               To establish a Licensing Sub-Committee to make determinations under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of applications not determined by the Licensing Officer under delegated powers and in accordance with the Table of Delegations in respect of Licensing Functions set out in the Annex to Table One of Part 3 of the Constitution.

 

(b)               To appoint 6 Members to act as Chairmen of the Sub-Committee, subject to the Chairmen having received, or giving a commitment to undertake, the appropriate training required for the role as directed by the Corporate Manager for Health and Environmental Services,

 

(c)               To authorise the Democratic Services Manager to appoint three Members to the Sub-Committee when it is required to meet, comprising a Chairman from the list agreed in (b) above and two Members of the Committee, dependent on availability, having regard to potential conflicts of interest and in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report seeking agreement for the establishment of a single Sub-Committee to determine applications under the Licensing Act 2003, appoint a pool of its Members to Chair Sub-Committee Hearings and agree a process for the appointment of Members to the Sub-Committee when it was required to meet.

 

The Committee supported the proposals relating to the establishment of a single Sub-Committee and arrangements for appointing Members to it, as recommended in the report. In respect of the pool of Chairmen, it was felt that this should be widened in order to allow all Members the opportunity to chair hearings, subject to them having undergone the necessary training before doing so. Councillor DC McCraith requested not to be included within the pool of Members wishing to chair hearings.

 

The Committee RESOLVED:

 

(a)               To establish a Licensing Sub-Committee to make determinations under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of applications not determined by the Licensing Officer under delegated powers and in accordance with the Table of Delegations in respect of Licensing Functions set out in the Annex to Table One of Part 3 of the Constitution.

 

(b)               To appoint a pool comprising all Members of the Committee, with the exception of Councillor DC McCraith, to act as Chairmen of the Sub-Committee, subject to the Chairmen having received, or giving a commitment to undertake, the appropriate training required for the role as directed by the Corporate Manager for Health and Environmental Services,

 

(c)               To authorise the Democratic Services Manager to appoint three Members to the Sub-Committee when it is required to meet, comprising a Chairman from the pool agreed in (b) above and two Members of the Committee, dependent on availability, having regard to potential conflicts of interest and in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee.