Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Enforcement Sub Committee - Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 10.00 am

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 152 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2020, were agreed as a true record.


Declarations of interest

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There were no declarations on interest.


Matters of urgency

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There were no matters of urgency.


Confidential/exempt items

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. Thereare no itemswhich officersrecommendshould be dealtwithin thisway.



There were no confidential/exempt items.


Determination of an application to licence a hackney carriage vehicle which has been classed as a Category S write-off. pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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It was the district council’s policy that that a vehicle which had been categorised as a category C or D write off by a relevant insurance company, under the Code of Practice for the Disposal of Motor Salvage, maybe considered by licensing by a Licensing & Enforcement Sub Committee subject to higher levels of examination and vehicle reports. Where examinations provided any cause for the safety of the public such applications maybe refused. Please note that in October 2017, The Association of British Insurance (ABI) changed the write-off categories but this was not yet reflected in the licensing policy for Hackney Carriages, Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers, Drivers and Private Hire Operators. Category S was now the equivalent to a former Category C vehicle write-off.


The Sub Committee thanked the applicant for making all the documentary evidence clear and available which in turn he acknowledged Lucy Maxwell, Licensing Officer had been a tremendous support in this matter. The Chairman congratulated Lucy for her comprehensive and thorough report.




that the application to licence a silver Peugeot Horizon MPV vehicle registration number SF66 FKP as a wheelchair accessible hackney carriage vehicle be granted. The Committee agreed that the professional works carried out to the vehicle were satisfactory to allow it to be licensed.