Proposed venue: Norfolk Room, The Conference Suite, Elizabeth House, Dereham

No. Item


Minutes (Agenda item 1)


The Minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2007 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



Apologies (Agenda item 2)


There were no apologies for absence.



Exclusion of Press and Public (Agenda item 6)


RESOLVED that under Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 7 of Schedule 12A to the Act.



Application to Grant a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence (Agenda item 8)


The application was considered in the presence of the applicant.


Following the presentation of the report, the Committee heard the appeal in accordance with the Council’s agreed procedure.


The DVLA driving licence and CRB disclosure revealed previous convictions or cautions which might have a bearing on the suitability of an applicant to be granted a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle driver’s licence.  Breckland’s policy on the consideration of convictions had been attached at Appendix A of the report.


The applicant’s driver’s licence had shown three endorsements for exceeding the statutory speed limit on a public road.


The applicant was given the opportunity to put his case forward and he explained the reasons behind the aforementioned endorsements.


After a brief discussion, Members agreed to the licence in accordance with the recommendation.


RESOLVED that the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Licence be granted, subject to:


1)           the licence being restricted to six months, enabling the applicant to prove that he was a responsible person; and


2)           delegated authority be given to Officers on renewal unless further concerns arise.