The General Licensing Committee deals with all matters relating to licensing which are not covered by Licensing Act 2003 or the Gambling Act 2005. These specific matters are covered by the Licensing and Gambling Acts Committee and Sub Committee.
The matters dealt with by the General Licensing Committee include taxi licensing (hackney carriage and private hire), scrap metal sites and operators and matters under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended by the Police and Crime Act 2009).
The General Licensing Committee generally considers all policy matters and makes recommendations to Council. The Committee sits as the General Licensing Sub Committee to consider applications and other matters in relation to licences, such as breach of conditions, which cannot be dealt with by officers under delegation. Meetings of the Committee are scheduled twice per year but can be held as and when required.
More information on the terms of reference and responsibilities of the General Licensing Committee and Sub-Committee can be found in Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution.
Taxi Licensing Policy
In September 2018 the local authority approved a revised Taxi Licensing Policy which is divided into five sections for ease of reference. The five sections are:
Other licensing policies and information can be found on the Council’s website here.
Support officer: Amy Bryan. Governance and Civic Manager
Phone: 01246 242529