Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council Licensing Committee Meeting

Nov. 6, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

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This is a meeting of the Licensing Committee of Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council held on the 6th Nov 2023.

The last meeting of the Licensing Committee was on the 5th Feb 2024, and the next meeting will be 1st Jul 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Committee Rooms 1 & 2 - Deanes

Meeting Recordings

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Agenda

Item Title Minutes
1 Apologies for absence and substitutions

Councillor Tom was replaced by Councillor Tustain.

Apologies were received from Councillors Edwards and Putty.

2 Declarations of interest

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3 Urgent matters

There were no urgent matters. 

4 Appointment of Vice-Chair

Councillor Taylor was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee for the municipal year 2023/24.

5 Minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2023 Minutes of the meeting held on 17 April

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2023 were confirmed by the Committee as a correct record and signed by the chair.

 

6 Approval for Adoption of the Proposed Licensing Fees and Charges 2024-25 Updated Report
Report

The Licensing Team Leader introduced the report, which presented an in-depth review of the licensing fees and charges for 2024/25, with the proposed new changes which would come into effect from 1 April 2024, subject to Council approval in March 2024. This included the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle and Operator fees and charges to be advertised in accordance with Section 70 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

 

The Committee discussed the report and made the following comments:

 

  • It was queried as to why there wasn’t an increase in the charge for Gambling Licenses. The Licensing Team Leader clarified that these fees were charged by statute under the Gambling Act 2005.
  • Observed the division of subcommittee fees across all licence holders.

 

Resolved: The Committee:

 

  • Approves the licensing fees and charges as set out in Appendix 1, which will apply from 1 April 2024.

·         Approves for consultation Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle and Operator fees and charges set out in schedule 1 to be advertised in accordance with Section 70 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

7 Review of work programme Work Programme

The Chair introduced the work programme and gave a brief overview of the items that would be included on the agenda for the upcoming meetings.

 

The Licensing Team Leader informed the Committee that a new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire policy would be presented in February, and that the Licensing Team had been in discussion with the taxi trade.

 

The Licensing Team Leader stated that the report on Tables and Chairs Pavement Licenses would not be brought forward in February.

 

The Committee discussed whether further training could take place on premises licence hearings, particularly regarding large festivals. The Senior Licensing Officer stated that further information would be added to the Annual Licensing Training.

 

Meeting Attendees

Councillor Andrea Bowes photo
Committee Member
Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Councillor Andrea Bowes

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Androulla Johnstone photo
Committee Member
Councillor Androulla Johnstone

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Jo Slimin photo
Reserve
Vice-Chair of Standards and Community Environment and Partnerships Committee
Councillor Jo Slimin

Liberal Democrat

Not required

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Councillor Mike Bound photo
Reserve
Councillor Mike Bound

Liberal Democrat

Not required

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Councillor Jacky Tustain photo
Reserve
Leader of the Labour Group
Councillor Jacky Tustain

Labour

Present, as substitute

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Councillor Sajish Tom photo
Committee Member
Councillor Sajish Tom

Labour

Apologies, sent representative

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Councillor Stephanie Grant photo
Reserve
Councillor Stephanie Grant

Labour

Not required

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Councillor Tony Jones photo
Chair
Chair of the Licensing Committee
Councillor Tony Jones

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Sven Godesen photo
Committee Member
Councillor Sven Godesen

Independent Member

Present, as expected

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Councillor Arun Mummalaneni photo
Reserve
Councillor Arun Mummalaneni

Conservative

Not required

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Councillor Dan Putty photo
Committee Member
Deputy Mayor
Councillor Dan Putty

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Diane Taylor photo
Vice-Chair
Vice-Chair of Licensing and Manydown Overview Committee
Councillor Diane Taylor

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Graham Falconer photo
Reserve
Vice-Chair of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Councillor Graham Falconer

Conservative

Not required

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Councillor Laura Edwards photo
Committee Member
Councillor Laura Edwards

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Nicholas Robinson photo
Reserve
Vice-Chair of Development Control Committee
Councillor Nicholas Robinson

Conservative

Not required

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Councillor Paul Gaskell photo
Reserve
Vice-Chair of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Councillor Paul Gaskell

Conservative

Not required

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Councillor Samir Kotecha photo
Committee Member
Councillor Samir Kotecha

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Colin Phillimore photo
Committee Member
Councillor Colin Phillimore

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Paul Basham photo
Reserve
Chair of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Councillor Paul Basham

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Not required

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Councillor Tony Durrant photo
Reserve
Vice-Chair of Human Resources Committee
Councillor Tony Durrant

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Not required

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Previous Committee Meetings

Future Committee Meetings

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1st Jul 2024 Licensing Committee

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4th Nov 2024 Licensing Committee

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3rd Feb 2025 Licensing Committee

Source

This meeting detail is from Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council website