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Licensing Sub-Committee

Information about Purbeck District Council's Licensing Sub-Committee, including its responsibilities, the membership of the Sub-Committee, meeting dates, and agenda, reports and minutes of its meetings.

The role of the Licensing Sub-Committee

The Licensing Sub-Committee has responsibility for:

(1)(a) deciding applications for Premises, Temporary Events, Personal Licences and associated matters under the Licensing Act 2003, where representations have been received but which cannot be resolved locally through mediation not delegated to an officer by statute or otherwise;

(b) deciding applications for Licences and associated matters under the Gambling Act 2005, where representations have been received but which cannot be resolved locally through mediation; and

(c) the amendment, suspension or revocation of those licences;

(2)(a) all matters about Licensing of Taxi, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles and drivers;

(b) setting of pre-licensing standards for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles;

(c) setting of conditions of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licences; and

(d) the suspension and/or revocation of Vehicle, Operator or Drivers Licences.

Membership of the Sub-Committee

For individual Licensing Sub-Committee meetings, three members (and one reserve) are drawn from the Licensing Committee and chosen by the Democratic and Electoral Services Manager on a rota basis, having regard to workload, any potential conflict of interest and to the political composition of the Council, with preference being given to the Chairman of the Licensing Committee.

The membership of individual Sub-Committees is listed on the agenda for the meeting.

Meeting dates, agenda papers and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee meetings are held as and when required. To see if a Licensing Sub-Committee meeting is due to take place, view the council's latest schedule of meetings (pdf, 232kb) (opens in a new window).

View agenda papers for Licensing Sub-Committee meetings.

View minutes for Licensing Sub-Committee meetings.

Public participation

The council welcomes attendance by the public at its meetings.  Public participation time, which takes place at the beginning of each meeting, is an opportunity to raise issues of concern or interest.  Find out more about public participation time at the council's meetings.

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