Agenda and minutes

Licensing Appeals Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 15 December 2020 11.00 a.m.

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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.


Declarations of Interest


Councillor Jose Hales informed the sub-committee that he had known the appellant’s representative in a professional capacity when they had worked as an officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council.


Appeal against the revocation of a Private Hire Driver licence


The sub-committee heard representations from the appellant and their representative, and the Regulatory Enforcement Officer based on the written report.


The sub-committee refused to lift the revocation of the 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

·         Statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards issued by the Department of Transport in July 2020

·         South Cambridgeshire District Council Private Hire and Taxi Policy

·         Report of the Regulatory Enforcement Officer

·         Advice from the Council’s legal adviser

·         Representations from the Regulatory Enforcement Officer

·         A written representation provided by the appellant’s representative

·         Character reference for the appellant provided by their operator.


The reasons for the decision are included in the confidential minutes of the meeting.