Licensing Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 17th June, 2014
Time:
7.30 pm
Place:
New Council Chamber, Town Hall, Reigate
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillors: Mrs J. Bray, S. Farrer, K. Foreman, N. Harrison, F. Kelly, A. Lynch, G. Norman, S. Rickman, B. Truscott and Mrs R. Turner

Also Present:
Councillors S. Kulka and C. Stevens
Min NoDescriptionResolution
Part I
1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
RESOLVED that Councillor A.M. Lynch be elected Chairman of this Committee for the Municipal Year 2014-15.

(Councillor Lynch took the Chair)
2 ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN
RESOLVED that Councillor S.N. Farrer be elected Vice-Chairman of this Committee for the Municipal Year 2014-15.
3 MINUTES
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 28 May 2013 be approved as a correct record and signed.
4 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs N. Bramhall, S. Bramhall, R. Mantle, M. Miller and Mrs C. Poulter
5 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
None.
6 SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
RESOLVED that the following Members be elected as Chairmen of the Council's five Licensing Sub-Committees for the Municipal Year 2014-15:

Sub-Committee A - Councillor Mrs N. Bramhall
Sub-Committee B - Councillor S. Farrer
Sub-Committee C - Councillor F. Kelly
Sub-Committee D - Councillor A. Lynch
Sub-Committee E - Councillor Mrs. C. Poulter
7 COMMITTEE PROTOCOLS
RESOLVED that:

(i) the decision of Council to remove committee protocols from the Constitution be noted;

(ii) the existing licensing protocols and procedures be adopted subject to future review; and

(iii) a revised procedure for dealing with mediated licensing applications be introduced, as set out in the annex to the report
8 ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS
None.
7.34 pm

Minute

Min NoMinute
6In accordance with previous decisions of the Council, consideration was given to the election of Chairmen for the five Licensing Sub-Committees.
7The Committee received a report advising it that, as an outcome of the recent review of the Council's Constitution, it may establish its own administrative arrangements and protocols without the need to refer these to Council for approval.

The Committee was invited to maintain its existing protocols and working procedures, which had worked well to date, but to introduce a new procedure for dealing with mediated applications, where representations had been made but there was subsequently agreement between all the parties, through amendment or the attachment of conditions.
The Licensing Act 2003 allowed for the disposal of a hearing, where there was agreement between all parties, and the proposed procedure would mean that members could determine such applications without having to attend a formal hearing.
This would be a time and cost saving procedure on both officer and member resources.