Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting


No. Item


Apologies For Absence


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.


Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 240 KB

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held on 2nd June 2020 are attached for approval.


Licensing Activity Update

To update members on the activities of the licensing team its response to COVID-19


GM Minimum Licensing Standards and Clean Air Consultations pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To advise Members of the consultations and their content

Additional documents:


Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Following consultation, the Government have recently issued new statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards which the Department for Transport expects to be implemented by Licensing Authorities unless there is a compelling reason not to.

Additional documents:


Disclosure & Baring Service Checks pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Recently issued Government statutory guidance requires Licensing Authorities to conduct a Disclosure and Baring Service criminal records check every six months on licensed drivers. A new procedure has therefore been developed to facilitate this process.


Licensed Driver Medicals pdf icon PDF 204 KB

This report requests that Members approve an amendment to the Council’s taxi and private hire licensing policy relating to driver medicals.


Licensing Act 2003 Policy Review pdf icon PDF 160 KB

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to consider the revised statement of licensing policy attached at Appendix I, and whether it should replace the Council’s existing licensing policy.

Additional documents:


Amendment to Animal Welfare Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 158 KB

This report requests that Members approve an amendment to the Council’s animal welfare licensing policy in terms of application procedures.


Composition of Panels 2020 2021 pdf icon PDF 110 KB