Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 5.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

358.

ELECTION OF A CHAIRMAN

To elect a Chairman of the Committee for the ensuing Council year.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor M J Ovenden, duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED:   That Councillor P S Le Chevalier be elected Chairman of the Committee for the ensuing Council year.

359.

APPOINTMENT OF A VICE-CHAIRMAN

To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the ensuing Council year.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor A R Smith, duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED:   That Councillor R J Thompson be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the ensuing Council year.

360.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors B Gardner, S M Le Chevalier and A S Pollitt.

361.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

 

Where a Member has a new or registered Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) in a matter under consideration they must disclose that they have an interest and, unless the Monitoring Officer has agreed in advance that the DPI is a 'Sensitive Interest', explain the nature of that interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a DPI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation permitting them to do so.  If during the consideration of any item a Member becomes aware that they have a DPI in the matter they should declare the interest immediately and, subject to any dispensations, withdraw from the meeting.

 

Where a Member is declaring an Other Significant Interest (OSI) they must also disclose the interest and explain the nature of the interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a OSI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation to do so or the meeting is one at which members of the public are permitted to speak for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the matter.  In the latter case, the Member may only participate on the same basis as a member of the public and cannot participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter and must withdraw from the meeting in accordance with the Council's procedure rules.

 

Where a Member does not have either a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) or Other Significant Interest (OSI) but is of the opinion that for transparency reasons alone s/he should make an announcement in respect of a matter under consideration, they can make a Voluntary Announcement of Other Interests (VAOI). A Member declaring a VAOI may still remain at the meeting and vote on the matter under consideration.

 

Note to the Code:

 

Situations in which a Member may wish to make a VAOI include membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items; where a Member knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person; or where an item would affect the well-being of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc. but not his/her financial position. It should be emphasised that an effect on the financial position of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc OR an application made by a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

362.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To confirm the attached Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 27 November 2013.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 27 November 2013 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

363.

MINUTES OF SUB-COMMITTEE MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To receive the attached Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committees on 13 August 2013, 23 September 2013, 7 November 2013, 21 November 2013, 27 November 2013, 11 December 2013, 11 December 2013. The Minutes of the meeting held on 6 May 2014 (to follow).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committees held on 13 August 2013, 23 September 2013, 7 November 2013, 21 November 2013, 27 November 2013, 11 December 2013 and 6 May 2014 were received and noted.

364.

LICENSING ACT 2003 AND GAMBLING ACT 2005 - APPOINTMENT OF LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEES AND CHAIRMEN OF SUB-COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Governance.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Governance which suggested the composition of the five Licensing Sub-Committees. It took into account previous practice, the need to avoid conflicts of interest for Ward Members and for newly appointed Members to gain experience.

 

RESOLVED:   That the five Licensing Committees and their Chairmen for the ensuing Council year be as follows:

 

(a)             Councillors B W Butcher (Chairman), S C Manion and M A Russell

 

(b)             Councillors P M Beresford (Chairman), S R Nicholas and J M Smith

 

(c)             Councillors A R Smith (Chairman), M J Ovenden and J F Tranter

 

(d)             Councillors P S Le Chevalier (Chairman), B Gardner and C J Smith

 

(e)             Councillors S M Le Chevalier (Chairman), A S Pollitt and R J Thompson