Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Monday, 18th March 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, City Hall

Contact: Ben Culling (01522 873387)  (01522 873619)

Items
No. Item

57.

Confirmation of Minutes - 6 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2019 be confirmed.

58.

Declarations of Interest

Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

59.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire minutes of previous meeting - 28 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Sub-Committee held on 28 February 2019 be confirmed.

60.

Review of Hackney Carriage Fares pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer:

 

a)         Presented an application to increase the fares for Hackney Carriages in Lincoln.

 

b)         Highlighted that the last fare increase took place in January 2012, with the current tariffs shown at Appendix A and set out in paragraph 3 of the report.

 

c)         Reported that the application sought an increase to rate 1 by 20p every 180 metres and an increase to rate 2 by 30p every 202 metres. The consequence of these increases was set out in paragraph 6 of the report and in Appendix B.

 

d)         Reported that, following consultation, 17 operators were in favour of the proposal, 9 operators were against the proposal and one operator had abstained.

 

e)         Invited members’ comments and questions.

 

Members of the Licensing Committee took the opportunity to ask questions of the applicant, James Richard Hodgson, for points of clarification in support of his application.

 

It was RESOLVED that the proposal be endorsed and referred to Council for approval.