Venue: Committee Room 1, City Hall
Contact: Graham Watts (01522 873439) (01522 873619)
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2018 be confirmed.
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.
No declarations of interest were received.
The Public Protection, Anti-Social Behaviour and Licensing Service Manager:
a. presented a report which provided the Committee with an opportunity to consider the grant of an Animal Boarding Establishment Licence under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
b. reported that an application had been received in respect of premises known as 58 Wolsey Way in Lincoln which sought a licence to board dogs from different households under an Animal Boarding Establishment Licence
c. reported that this application had been presented to the previous meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 21 March 2018, however, due to an administrative error resulting in the applicant and her representative not being invited to attend the meeting, the application was being reconsidered this evening in their presence
d. referred to additional information circulated to members of the Licensing Committee and the applicant, giving details of veterinary and council inspections held at the premises and photographs of the property
e. highlighted that the current model condition for an animal boarding licence stated that ‘only dogs from the same household may be boarded at any one time’ and that this application was seeking a variation to this model condition to allow the applicant to be able to board four dogs from different homes at the same time
f. confirmed that within the City of Lincoln Council boundary there were currently no homes boarding licences issued that permitted dogs to be boarded from different households
g. reported that Lynn Leary had held an Animal Boarding Licence issued by City of Lincoln Council since 7th November 2017 allowing her to board up to 4 dogs from one household, with no complaints or concerns having been raised about the operation of this licence to date
h. advised members of the main considerations to be given particular regard to, as detailed at paragraph 3.3 of the officers report
i. outlined the policy implications and model licence conditions for home boarding, as set out under paragraph four of the report, including documentation on how the applicant intended to ensure the animals’ safety and that adequate provision of care was given at all times as detailed within Appendix C – I of the report
j. highlighted that the applicant had indicated she intended to hold a maximum of 3 dogs from different households at any one time with the 4th space for emergencies should owners be delayed in collecting their pets
k. reported that the applicant was supported by Vippies Ltd, a long established Lincolnshire based company providing pet care such as home board, dog walking, pet sitting and pet foster care; it was proposed that the applicant would be employed by this company
l. advised on the options available to Licensing Committee as detailed at paragraphs 6-7 of the report
m. invited members’ questions and comments.
Confirmation was sought as to the current licence conditions held by the applicant.
The Licensing Officer confirmed that an animal boarding licence had been granted subject to the council’s standard home boarding licence ... view the full minutes text for item 42.