Agenda and minutes

General Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 8 July 2014 10.00 am

Venue: Board Room, South Oxfordshire District Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Jennifer Thompson  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

3.

Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest

Minutes:

None.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes of the meeting on 15 May 2014 (attached)

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:   to approve the minutes of the meeting of 15 May 2014 as a correct record and agree that the chairman sign these as such.

5.

Street trading policy pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Purpose: To present the General Licensing Committee with a revised street trading policy following the public consultation.

Recommendation: That the committee:

 

1)         recommends Council to adopt the proposed street trading policy.

2)        subject to Council adopting the policy in (1) above :

a.      appoints sub-committees comprising any three members, or their appointed substitutes, of the General Licensing Committee

b.      agrees that the sub-committees be known as street trading panels

c.      appoints each member or substitute of the General Licensing Committee to serve on any street trading panel which is convened so as to include them in its membership

d.      authorises each street trading panel to discharge all functions relating to matters referred to the panel by the council’s licensing officer under the street trading policy

e.      agrees that, wherever possible, applications should be heard by a panel comprising the chairman or vice-chairman of the committee plus two other members of the committee, but that this should not affect the principle that any three members or their substitutes of the committee will constitute a properly appointed panel

f.        authorises the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to invite an appropriate panel to conduct a scheduled hearing having regard to members’ availability and eligibility to take part and ensuring that as far as possible all members of the committee have the opportunity to conduct hearings.

3)         authorises the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to make any further minor editorial changes to the policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, the revised draft street trading policy, and the summary of responses to the consultation on the original draft.

 

The head of legal and democratic services and the licensing team leader introduced the report and answered questions.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)       to recommend Council to:

 

(a)        adopt the proposed street trading policy to come into force on 1 October 2014 and

 

(b)        authorise the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, in consultation with the chairman of the General Licensing Committee, to make any further minor editorial changes to the policy.

 

(2)        subject to Council adopting the policy in (1) above:

 

(a)        to appoint sub-committees comprising any three members, or their appointed substitutes, of the General Licensing Committee;

 

(b)        that the sub-committees be known as street trading panels;

 

(c)        to appoint each member or substitute of the General Licensing Committee to serve on any street trading panel which is convened so as to include them in its membership;

 

(d)        to authorise each street trading panel to discharge all functions relating to matters referred to the panel by the council’s licensing officer under the street trading policy;

 

(e)        that wherever possible, applications should be heard by a panel comprising the chairman or vice-chairman of the committee plus two other members of the committee, but that this should not affect the principle that any three members or their substitutes of the committee will constitute a properly appointed panel; and

 

(f)         to authorise the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to invite an appropriate panel to conduct a scheduled hearing having regard to members’ availability and eligibility to take part and ensuring that as far as possible all members of the committee have the opportunity to conduct hearings.

 

(3)        to authorise the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to incorporate any changes to the proposed policy agreed by the committee and, in consultation with the chairman of the committee, any other minor alterations, for recommendation to Council.