Licensing Committee - 2 December 2020

2 December 2020
Licensing Committee - Agenda and Reports



For a virtual/remote meeting of the Licensing Committee to be held on 2 December 2020 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Licensing Committee:-


Martin Trevett (Chair)

Donna Duncan

Stephen Cox

Joy Mann

Shanti Maru

Debbie Morris      Steve Drury (Vice Chair)

Roger Seabourne

Dominic Sokalski

Alex Turner

Kate Turner

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

24 November 2020

(The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 enable Council/Committee meetings to be held in a virtual format and enables remote attendance.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm and will be virtual/remote meeting in that it will be conducted at no specific location and all participants are at various locations, communicating via audio and online.

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on Part I agenda items at Committee meetings. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee. Details of the procedure are provided below:

Members of the public wishing to speak will be entitled to register and identify which Part I report they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the remote meeting. Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee Team by e-mail 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register (1 for and 1 against) will be sent a link so that they can join the meeting to exercise that right. This will also allow the Committee Team to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the remote meeting to forward to the Chair of the meeting.

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part 1 business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

Recording and reporting the Council's meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance.  This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation

Please note that the meeting is being held virtually. The business of the meeting will be live streamed at: (Link archived)

The virtual/remote committee meeting protocol is provided below:




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



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.


To receive any declarations of interest.


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.

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.

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.



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



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.

1.   OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

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