Agenda/Speakers:

1.   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.   MINUTES

  • To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Licensing
  • Committee Meeting dated 5 December 2018.

3.   ANY OTHER BUSINESS

  • Items of other business notified under Council Procedure
  • Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify
  • their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the
  • admission of such items.

4.   DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

  • To receive any declarations of interest.

5.   REVIEW OF LICENSING POLICY

  • The Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-2021 (“the Policy”)
  • was adopted in 2016 in line with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 (as
  • amended). The Policy was up for review in August 2020 and will come to an end
  • on 7 January 2021. The current Policy is attached at Appendix A.
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  • Due to work commitments, limited department resources
  • coupled with the Coronavirus pandemic, Officers have not been able to undertake
  • a full review to ensure a new updated Policy is in place and agreed by Full
  • Council by 7 January 2021. A review is currently underway and Officers seek
  • Member support to agree an extension to the adoption of the existing Policy
  • (solely as an interim measure) up until 18 May 2021 to coincide with Annual
  • Council. Legal Counsel’s advice has been sought and is summarised within the
  • report.
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  • Officers also seek Member agreement to a new timescale for
  • implementation of the amended Policy to ensure it can be implemented from May
  • 2021. The timescale for implementation will include a minimum 6 week public
  • consultation process.

6.   WORK PROGRAMME

  • To consider and made any necessary changes to the
  • Committee’s work programme.

7.   EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

  • If confidential business is approved under item 3, it will
  • also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in
  • the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-“that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act
  • 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following
  • item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of
  • exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1-7) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to
  • the Act”. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the
  • public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in
  • disclosing the information.