Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee - Friday, 12 June 2020 10.30 a.m.

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Contact: Victoria Wallace  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

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INTRODUCTIONS / PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 205 KB

The Chairman of the Sub-Committee will welcome those present and introduce him/herself; the remaining members of the Sub-Committee and the officers will then introduce themselves.

 

A copy of the Sub-Committee appeals procedure is attached.

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Declarations of Interest

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Appeal against the refusal to grant a Private Hire Driver Licence

Minutes:

SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

LICENSING APPEALS SUB-COMMITTEE

 

12 June 2020 at 10.30am

 

appeal against the refusal to grant a private hire driver licence

 

PRESENT:

 

Sub-Committee:      Councillor Eileen Wilson (Chairman)

Councillor Clare Delderfield

Councillor Bill Handley

                                                  

Legal Advisor:         Paul Weller

 

Also Present:           The appellant

                               Jane Jackson, Licensing Officer

                               Victoria Wallace, Democratic Services Officer

                               Prerna Ronta, Legal Officer (present as an observer)

                                   

 

Decision

 

The Sub-Committee APPROVED the grant of a Private Hire Driver Licence.

 

In making its decision the sub-committee considered the following:

 

·       Statutory provisions: S51,61 & 77 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions Act) 1976

·       South Cambridgeshire District Council Private hire and Taxi Policy

·       Report of the Licensing Officer

·       Advice from the Council’s legal adviser

·       Representations from the appellant.

 

The sub-committee made its decision for the following reasons:

 

·       The sub-committee considered the significant passage of time since the appellant had received the conviction and considered the nature of the conviction.

·       The sub-committee took into account that the appellant had been working for a reputable company, for 2 years and that he was in a position trust in this role

·       The sub-committee found no reason to suggest that the appellant was not a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Driver Licence.