Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 7th November, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: The Board Room, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

No. Item


To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2019 be approved as a correct record.



The Air Quality (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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Members were advised of a new statutory requirement being placed on all Local Authorities to submit information to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for the purposes of maintaining a database in relation to all Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles licensed by them.  Climate change, air quality and the planned review at the next meeting of the taxi licensing policy were discussed.  Links to Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) information, co2 emissions, Climate Change Working Group were also considered.



1.            That the new statutory provisions of the Air Quality (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019, and associated statutory guidance be noted.


2.            That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Environmental Health to sign the memorandum of understanding and submit the required data.



Approved MOT Stations Update pdf icon PDF 70 KB


There was an update on the review and feedback from the approved MOT stations since the 2018 implementation.  It was reported that annual reviews were planned.


RESOLVED: That staff be thanked for their hard work, the contents of the report noted and the approved list of garages supported.


Licensing Enforcement Activity pdf icon PDF 64 KB


Consideration was given to enforcement actions by the Licensing Service in the period July to November 2019.  Discussion took place on visits to premises and the rolling programme of safeguarding courses.  Event notices, organisers publicising, required consultation and notification were also discussed.




1.    That for information Parish Councils be notified of temporary event notices and road closure orders.


2.    That the content of the report be noted.