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Agenda and minutes

Venue: To be held at the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Contact: Harry Clarke, Democratic Services  Email: harry.clarke@sheffield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

1.1

No apologies for absence were received. Councillor Moya O’Rourke attended the meeting as a reserve Member, but was not required to stay.

 

2.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public

Minutes:

2.1

RESOLVED: That the public and press be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place on item 4 on the grounds that, if the public and press were present during the transaction of such business, there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information as described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting

Minutes:

3.1

Councillor Vickie Priestley declared a personal interest in Case No.22/17 on the basis that the applicant in this case indicated that he knew Councillor Priestley and her family, and she left the meeting for the consideration of this application.

 

4.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing - Individual Cases

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

 

 

*(NOTE: The report at item 5 in the above agenda is not available to the public and press because it contains exempt information described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted details in respect of four cases relating to hackney carriage and private hire licensing.

 

 

4.2

The applicant in Case No. 22/17 attended the hearing with a representative and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.3

The applicant in Case No. 23/17 attended the hearing with a friend and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.4

The applicant in Case No. 24/17 attended the hearing with a representative and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.5

The applicant in Case No. 25/17 attended the hearing with a representative and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.6

RESOLVED: That the cases now submitted be determined as follows:-

 

 

 

Case No.

Licence Type

Decision

 

 

 

 

 

22/17

Application to renew a Private Hire Vehicle Licence (Exemptions from Licensing Conditions)

(a)  Grant a licence for 12 months, together with a notice, granting the applicant an exemption from Private Hire Vehicle Condition No.1, and attaching additional licence conditions, namely that (i) the exemption applies to (A) the vehicle now referred to, and when booked through the private hire operator now referred to, (B) the vehicle when driven by the applicant only and (C) the vehicle when the job booking ends, or begins outside of the controlled district of Sheffield and (ii) the licence should be carried in the vehicle at all times the exemption is being claimed and (b) delegated authority be granted to the Chief Licensing Officer to grant any further licences in respect of this vehicle, unless there has been any changes to the vehicle, or the operation of the business.

 

 

 

 

 

23/17

Application for a new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Refuse to grant a licence on the grounds that, in the light of the circumstances now reported, and the representations now made, the Sub-Committee does not consider the applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

 

 

 

 

 

24/17

Application for a new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Grant a licence for the shorter term of 12 months in the light of the offences and convictions now reported.

 

 

 

 

 

25/17

Application to renew a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

In the light of the offences and convictions now reported, and the representations now made, (a) grant a licence for the shorter term of 12 months and (b) the applicant be (i) given a written warning, to remain on his licence for a period of 12 months, indicating that if there is any further cause for concern, the licence will be referred back to the Sub-Committee and (ii) requested to undertake a Speed Awareness Course within a period of 12 months.