Decision details

Consideration of the suitability of an individual to become a Hackney Carriage and/or Private Hire Driver

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To determine if the individual is fit and proper to hold a licence


This item was restricted by virtue of paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Exempt information – Categories 1 (information relating to any individual) and 2 (information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual).




From BCP Council:

Trudi Barlow – Licensing Officer

Johanne McNamara – Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee

Jill Holyoake – Democratic Services Clerk to the Sub-Committee


The Applicant and his representative were also present.


The Chair made introductions and explained the procedure for the hearing which was agreed by all parties.


The Licensing Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'B' to these Minutes in the Minute Book. The Sub Committee was asked to consider whether the applicant was considered a ‘fit and proper person’ to hold a Hackney Carriage and/or Private Hire driver’s licence.


The applicant and his representative addressed the Sub Committee to explain in more detail the circumstances of his case and why he should be permitted to proceed with his application.


The Sub Committee asked various questions of the applicant and his representative. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions. All parties were invited to sum up before the Sub Committee retired to make its decision. Before concluding the hearing the Legal Advisor advised all parties of the right of appeal.


RESOLVED:- That the Sub-Committee is satisfied that the applicant named in the report is considered to meet the fit and proper person criteria to continue with his application to become a licensed Hackney Carriage and/or Private Hire Driver’s Licence in the Christchurch Zone, in accordance with Section 51 and 59 of Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.


Voting – Unanimous


Report author: Trudi Barlow

Publication date: 30/04/2021

Date of decision: 15/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/04/2021 - Licensing Sub-Committee

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