Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Sub-Committee - Friday, 14th June, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX. View directions

Contact: Email: comsec@teignbridge.gov.uk  Email: democraticservicestdc@teignbridge.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

94.

Apologies

Minutes:

None.

95.

Declarations of Interest (if any)

Minutes:

None.

96.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To approve and sign the Minutes of the meetings held on 27 March 2024, 3 April 2024, 18 April 2024, 25 April 2024 and 15 May 2024.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings held on 27 March 2024, 3 April 2024, 18 April 2024, 25 April 2024 and 15 May 2024 were unanimously approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

97.

Request for Hackney Carriage Vehicle Extension for further 12 months - KV09 WPK pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the information provided by way of the report and the written representation from the Applicant’s representative. In particular the Sub-Committee noted that the vehicle’s MOT certificate expires in April 2025, with no advisories and that the vehicle originally failed its annual taxi inspection test on 17 May 2024. The reason for failure had been fixed and the vehicle then passed its retest on 22 May 2024.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that whilst the car had a valid MOT, the tyres had been below the legal limit when first tested and this was listed as a dangerous defect. The Sub-Committee stressed the importance of ensuring tyres are checked regularly and not just upon presentation for testing, however they were satisfied that the vehicle was now in a good and sound condition and that public safety would not be compromised by the granting of the licence sought.

 

Decision

Accordingly, the Sub-Committee grants the Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence Extension as detailed in the report with the condition of 4 monthly vehicle inspection tests being completed. The Sub-Committee felt that the additional taxi inspection tests due to the age of the vehicle was reasonable to ensure the vehicle remains in a safe condition. Should the vehicle fail these tests then it could be brought back to committee if considered necessary.