Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Norfolk Room, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

6/19

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

None.

7/19

Declaration of Interest

The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011.  Those Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

None.

8/19

Procedures pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Minutes:

Following introductions the meeting commenced.  The procedures were explained to the Licence Holder.

9/19

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“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 involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Act.”

 

Part B – Item from which the press and the public are excluded

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

10/19

Application for the grant of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers licence

Report of the Executive Manager People & Public Protection, Phil Adams.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Panel heard the application in accordance with the Council’s agreed procedure.

 

The Licensing Officer presented the report which was to determine an application for the grant of a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers licence.  Members were being asked to consider the medical information to determine the application.

 

The applicant was given the opportunity to put their case forward and explained that he had previously held a Breckland Council Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence from 2009 until 2012 and then again from June 2015 to June 2018. The applicant had previously appeared before the committee in June 2015 for the grant of his licence with the same medical issues and had the same conditions attached to his licence as proposed within the report. The applicant then provided Members with an update of his medical condition and how it was being managed.  The medical information contained in the report had confirmed that there was no reason to suggest that the Licence Holder could not drive and the applicant confirmed that the medical condition had not affected their driving capability.

 

The applicant and the Licensing Officer left the room whilst the Panel made its determination.  They were then invited back to hear the decision.

 

RESOLVED to grant the licence based on the advice and guidance of medical professionals and subject to the conditions imposed in the report.

 

The Legal Services Manager stated that:

 

·        The Licence Holder must have had no hypoglycaemic attacks requiring assistance whilst driving within the previous 12 months.

·        The Licence Holder must regularly monitor their condition by checking their blood glucose levels at least twice daily and at times relevant to driving. The advice was to use a memory chip meter for such monitoring.

·        The Licence Holder must arrange to be examined every 12 months by a diabetes specialist. At the examination the specialist would require sight of their blood glucose records for the last 3 months.

·        The Licence Holder must have no other condition which would render them a danger when driving licensed vehicles.

·        The Licence Holder would be required to sign an undertaking to comply with the directions of doctor(s) treating the diabetes and to report immediately to the Licensing Authority any significant change in their condition.