Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services  2243836

No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)



Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information



Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)



Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.



Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the two previous meetings held on 21st and 24th May 2019.



(Copies attached)

Additional documents:


Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any Matters Arising from the Minutes.


Review of the City Centre Cumulative Impact Area pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory which presents the annual review of the city centre cumulative impact area, the consultation and recommendations for approval.



(Report attached)

Additional documents:


Taxi & Private Hire Licensing - Proposed Suitability Policy and Update on Policy Harmonisation with West Yorkshire & York authorities pdf icon PDF 567 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory which draws to the attention of Members the results of a recent consultation in Leeds, and consultations and engagement exercises in neighbouring authorities, about the suitability of people to hold a licence to work as a taxi or private hire driver. 


The report also highlights the areas where the council’s proposed policy relating to the suitability of licence holders could be revised following the consultation and discussion with the other West Yorkshire and York authorities and the areas where the council and other licensing authorities, professional bodies have suggested that the suitability policy could be further refined and developed and to note the progress made by the West Yorkshire and York authorities on the other areas of harmonisation.




(Report attached)






Additional documents:


Licensing Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To note the contents of the Licensing Committee Work Programme for 2019/20



(Report attached)


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 13th August 2019 at 10.00am in the Civic Hall, Leeds.

Third Party Recording


Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts named on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties– code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.


b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to   misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees. In   particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any   point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.