Licensing Partnership Manager presented a report on the Hackney
Carriage and Private Hire Licensing: Licence Fees and Charges Fees
Committee was informed that the authority was required to review
the fees set for the administration of the Taxis and Private Hire
response to questions from Members, the Licensing Partnership
Manager explained that:-
·There had been an error on the table for
‘Private Hire Driver’s Licence’, the Existing Fee
for Disclosure Barring Service search fee should be £44 for
three years, not £220.
·That the service must be able to pay for itself and
recover all costs. It could not make a
profit and should there be a surplus at the end of the year, it
must be rolled into the following year with a view to balancing out
the costs of the service.
·That there would be a 28 day consultation on the
proposed fees which would be sent out by email to Hackney Carriage
Proprietors, Private Hire Operators and Drivers. A Notice would also be placed in a local paper and
there would be a link to the consultation on the Council’s
·If no objections were received then the revised fees
would come into effect from 15th May 2017. However, should any be received then a report
would come back to Committee.
1.That the proposed fees and charges and associated
costs for licences in respect of hackney carriage drivers and
vehicles and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators, as set
out in paragraph 2.9 of the report of the Head of Housing and
Community Services be approved for formal consultation with the
trade and with the public; and
2.That subject to the consideration of any written
objections being received by this Committee these be implemented
with effect from 15 May 2017.
Partnership Manager presented a report on the Animal Establishment
In response to
questions by Members, the Licensing Partnership Manager explained
When renewal applications were made the Environmental Enforcement
Team would carry out an inspection of the premises. The renewal licence would only be issued subject
to the Licensing team having received a satisfactory report from
Riding Establishments – (how do we determine if it is a
riding establishment?) - complaints or information received would
be investigated by the Environmental Enforcement
Officer. However, existing premises
would still be subject to an annual inspection by the Officer and
Veterinary Surgeon when an application for a renewal licence was
Dog breeding – (how can we identify where commercial breeding
is taking place) - this was difficult to determine. However, the breeding of bitches was controlled by
RESOLVED: That the Licensing
Committee approves the fee levels as set out in paragraph 2.6 of
the report for implementation on 1 April 2017.
Voting: For: 11 Against: 0 Abstentions:
Duration of Meeting
6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
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