Agenda

Licensing & Regulatory Committee - Tuesday, 24th August, 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Heather Bowers 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

To note the membership and terms of reference of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee as agreed at the County Council meeting held on 26 May 2021.

 

 

15 Members (7:5:1:1:1) 

Quorum – 4

Chair: I. Hutchinson

Vice Chair: C. Humphrey

 

Conservative 

Labour 

Independent Group 

Liberal Democrats 

Green Party 

Ind Non-Grouped 

J. Beynon 

B. Gallacher 

C. Taylor 

A. Sharp 

 

S. Lee 

T. Cessford 

J. Foster 

 

 

 

 

D. Ferguson 

K. Nisbet 

 

 

 

 

C. Hardy 

K. Parry 

 

 

 

 

C. Humphrey 

A. Wallace  

 

 

 

 

I. Hutchinson 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Seymour 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms of Reference

 

(1)      Except where the matter is delegated either expressly to the Head of Housing and Public Protection, or alternatively to officers in accordance with the Public Protection internal scheme of management, the Licensing and Regulatory Committee has the following delegated powers:-

 

(a)          to be responsible for licensing matters relating to the following areas, including suspension and revocation of licences and applications where there has been a refusal to grant, renew or vary a licence, or where there are relevant objections to grant, vary or renew:-

 

(i) animal boarding establishments 

(xiii) sex establishments 

(ii) betting tracks 

(xiv) street collections 

(iii) dangerous wild animals 

(xv) street trading – prohibited areas 

(iv) dog breeding establishments 

(xvi) theatres and cinemas 

(v) game dealers 

(xvii) film classification 

(vi) hackney carriage drivers and proprietors  

(xviii) use of land as a caravan site 

(vii) hypnotism 

(xix) use of moveable dwellings and camping sites 

(viii) lotteries 

(xx) premises for acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis 

(ix) motor salvage operators  

(xxi) safety certificates for sports grounds 

(x) pet shops 

(xxii) zoos 

(xi) pleasure boats and navigators 

(xxiii) knackers yards 

(xii) private hire vehicle drivers, proprietors and operators 

(xxiv) scrap metal 

 

(b)      to be responsible for any other licensing matters, including applications for licenses or registrations which are not delegated to any other body;

 

(c)      to make recommendations on licensing policy;

 

(d)      to make an order identifying a place as a designated public place for the purposes of police powers in relation to alcohol consumption;

 

(e)      to make recommendations to full Council in respect of bye-laws, including making new, or amending or revoking existing bye-laws;

 

(f)       to consider and respond on behalf of the Council to consultation exercises where it is appropriate to do so following agreement with the Chairman of the Committee. 

 

(2)      Where the Licensing and Regulatory Committee exercises the function of determining any application or similar matter, it may do so through a Sub Committee. 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee held on Thursday 11 February 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

4.

SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive for information the following Minutes of the Licensing and Regulatory Sub-Committee:

 

 

1 July 2021.

5.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or

vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact the Monitoring Officer at monitoringofficer@noorthumberland.gov.uk.  Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

6.

REPORTS OF THE HEAD OF HOUSING AND PUBLIC PROTECTION pdf icon PDF 136 KB

1)       Hackney Carriage and Private Hire 

 

To update Members and seek approval for consultation in respect of four areas associated with the licensing of hackney carriages, and/or private hire vehicles and drivers.

Additional documents:

7.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Future meetings of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee will commence at 1:30 pm and take place on:

 

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Wednesday 27 April 2022

8.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.