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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 Joe Otten.

 

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 licence holder in Case No. 34/19 attended the hearing with a representative, and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.3

The owner of the vehicle in question attended the hearing on behalf of the applicant, and addressed the Sub-Committee (Case No. 35/19).

 

 

4.4

The applicant in Case No. 36/19 attended the hearing, and 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

 

 

 

 

 

34/19

Review of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

(a) the suspension of the licence be lifted and (b) the licence holder be given a written warning as to his future conduct, to remain live for the term of the licence.

 

 

 

 

 

35/19

Application for the extension of a Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Refuse to extend the term of the licence on the grounds that there were no exceptional circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

36/19

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 rear 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 120 minutes and (b) for jobs taken by the applicant’s operator and driven by the applicant.