Agenda

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 26th January, 2023 10.00 am, NEW

Venue: Committee Room, First Floor, BCP Civic Centre Annex, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LL. View directions

Contact: Jill Holyoake 01202 127564  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

2.

Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.

 

Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.

 

3.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

4.

Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeID=151&Info=1&bcr=1

 

The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.

 

5.

Fee Review - Gambling Act, Scrap Metal, Pleasure Boats, Sex Establishments and Licensing Act pdf icon PDF 148 KB

The purpose of this report is for the Licensing Committee to consider a cost of living increase in of the non-statutory set fees charged for licences/registrations which are administered by the Licensing Committee.

 

The fees under review are as follows:

 

The Gambling Act 2005 sets statutory fees for certain activities. In

addition the Gambling (Premises Licence Fees) (England and

Wales) Regulations 2007 and the Gambling (Temporary Use Notices) Regulations 2007 allows local authorities to set fees up to a statutory maximum for certain types of premises such as casinos,

bingo halls and betting shops.

 

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 sets the framework for issuing licences for scrap metal collectors and sites. The legislation allows local authorities to set fees to cover the costs of administering the licences and includes any necessary compliance checks.

 

The Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 (Section 94) and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (Section 18) governs the licensing of pleasure boats which are hired and

self-driven or provide passage for up to 12 passengers.

 

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (Schedule 3) and the Policing & Crime Act 2009 (Section 27) legislate the licensing of sexual entertainment and sex establishments.  Schedule 3, para 19 states that an application for the grant, variation, renewal or transfer of a licence under this Schedule shall pay a reasonable fee determined by the appropriate authority.

 

The Licensing Act 2003 sets the national fees all Local Authorities can charge for the administration of all licenses under the Act which includes the annual fees. The fees were set when the legislation was created in 2005 and there has been no review of these fees since then.

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6.

Review of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licence Fees pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The purpose of this report is for the Committee to consider an increase to the fees charged by BCP Council for the administration of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing regime.

 

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, Section 53 allows local authorities to set the fees charged to recover the costs associated with the administration and compliance of licensing drivers of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles.

 

Section 70, of the Act, requires that the fees are charged to recover the costs for administration of licences for vehicles and operators. Any change to these fees is subject to a 28-day minimum consultation period.

 

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