Agenda and minutes

Regulatory & Appeals Committee - Thursday, 25th April, 2019 10.00 am

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest.


There were no declarations of Interest.


Hackney Carriage Vehicle Extension pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a request to grant and extend a Hackney Carriage Licence for a further 12 months.

Additional documents:


This application was withdrawn at the applicant’s request.


Disciplinary Appeals pdf icon PDF 90 KB


The Committee referred to the report HR and OD Manager which detailed the current and proposed arrangements for hearing staff appeals under the Disciplinary, Capability, Redundancy and Grievance policies. Such appeals against dismissal and final grievance appeals are currently the responsibility of the Committee.  The report recommended that these appeals are delegated to the Managing Director (Head of Paid Service) as enabled by The Local Government Act 2000. The reasons for the proposal were outlined in the report. A Constitution Task and Finish Group would be reviewing the Constitution and this matter could be looked at as part of the review.     




The current procedure that such appeals lie with the responsibility of the Regulatory and Appeals Committee continue and the matter be reviewed by this Committee in six months.




Exclusion of the press and public

The Committee to resolve:

That under Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 7 of Schedule 12A of the Act.





That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business  on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule12A of the Act.



Application for a combined hackney carriage and private hire driver's licence


The Chairman welcomed all those present and introduced the Committee.


The Legal Advier set out the procedure for the Hearing. The Licensing Officer also introduced a report which detailed an appeal against the decision to refuse an application for a combined Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers’ Licence. The Committee carefully considered the report and the associated appendices together with the oral evidence provided at the Hearing.


The Applicant and his wife were in attendance in support of the appeal and both addressed the Committee. The Applicant submitted a character reference which was circulated.


After considering all written and verbal representations the Committee adjourned to consider its decision.


Upon reconvening it was




That the appeal be upheld and the application in respect of a combined Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Licence be approved. 


Reason for the Decision


The Committee was satisfied that on the evidence provided at the Hearing the Applicant had sufficiently demonstrated that he was a fit a proper person. By a unanimous decision, the Committee considered there were no grounds to dismiss the appeal.