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Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: John Turner, Democratic Services  Email: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

1.1

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Lisa Banes.

 

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 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

Minutes:

3.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

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 three cases relating to hackney carriage and private hire licensing.

 

 

4.2

The applicant in Case No. 15/19 attended the hearing with his sister, and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.3

The applicant in Case No. 16/19 did not attend the hearing and, as no notification had been received by the Licensing Service, the case was considered in his absence.

 

 

4.4

The applicant in Case No. 17/19 attended the hearing with a work colleague, and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.5

RESOLVED: That, after consideration of the information contained in the case papers, and the information reported, and circulated at, the meeting, the cases now submitted be determined as follows:-

 

 

 

Case No.

Licence Type

Decision

 

 

 

 

 

15/19

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

Grant a licence for two years, as requested, on the grounds that the Sub-Committee considers the applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

 

 

 

 

 

16/19

Application for an extension of a Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Refuse to extend the licence on the grounds that the Sub-Committee does not consider  there to be any exceptional circumstances in the case to warrant the extension.

 

 

 

 

 

17/19

Application to be exempted from certain conditions of a Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Due to the bespoke nature of the business, the applicant be exempted from those conditions  requiring taxi stickers and a taxi plate to be displayed on the vehicle, and the applicant be allowed tinted windows darker than the existing 60% ingress, with the exemptions only applying to the vehicle (a) when a job booking begins or ends outside the controlled district of Sheffield, or to a job booking within the controlled district of Sheffield where the period of hire is no less than 60 minutes and (b) for jobs taken by the applicant’s operator and driven by the applicant.