Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Committee
Thursday, 29th October, 2020 7.30 pm, NEW

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Emma Perry, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

Note: Webcast: use the link on the agenda front sheet or paste the following into your browser 

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The Chair informed the Committee that the meeting would be live streamed on the Council’s website.



Apologies for absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Hinchcliffe.


Urgent business

It being a special meeting of the Regulatory Committee, under Part 4(B), paragraph 17 of the Council’s Constitution, no other business shall be considered at the meeting.



It being a special meeting of the Regulatory Committee, under Part 4(B), paragraph 17 of the Council’s Constitution, there was no other business to be considered.



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There were no declarations of interest.


Licensing Act 2003 Review of Licensing Policy 2021-2026 pdf icon PDF 406 KB

The Council’s current Statement of Licensing Policy expires in January 2021 and the  Council has to comply with its statutory duty to prepare, consult and publish a SOLP every five years. 



Additional documents:


Daliah Barrett, Licensing Officer, introduced the report, as set out in the agenda.  Ms Barrett explained that the Regulatory Committee at its meeting on 6 July 2020 had agreed that amendments to the Statement of Licensing Policy (SOLP) should be consulted on. The consultation took place for an eight-week period, which ended on 21 August 2020. Responses had been received from a local resident, a Responsible Authority and the O&S Committee. The report considered the responses to the consultation and their effects on the draft SOLP.


Details of the responses for public consultation on this revision were set out at Appendix B to the report.


Reference was made to the addendum paper previously circulated to members which referred to Table 1 at paragraph 5.5 of the report and clarified the page reference numbers within the agenda pack.


The following was provided in response to questions and comments from the Committee:


·                In response to a request for the Police to provide a short report to Licensing Sub-Committee meetings, responding to representations made, the Licensing Officer confirmed that regular meetings took place with Police colleagues and this matter would be raised with them.

·                Page 3 – In response to a question regarding alcohol related data, it was explained that the way in which data was gathered had changed and the Council’s analyst now gathered this data.

·                Page 14 – the introduction from the Cabinet Member should be amended to reflect a more general Covid-19 update, given the changing circumstances surrounding the pandemic.

·                Page 18 – the wording for schools ratings should be consistent.

·                Page 19 – it was questioned whether the figures surrounding domestic abuse were correct. It was noted that these figures would be checked with Public Health.

·                Page 21 – New pavement licence, it was questioned whether there was a statutory appeal process. In response, it was stated that Government guidance suggested that an appeal could be carried out.

·                Page 22, paragraph 3.32, it was suggested that the first sentence be deleted.

·                Page 25, paragraph 5.11, in response to a question regarding the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign, it was explained that this was a campaign added to all licences. The wording would be looked at in the policy.

·                Page 25, paragraph 3.13, Ms Barrett would check with Public Health what the second leading substance being referred to was.

·                Page 30, paragraph 10.4 – in response to a question regarding a ‘relevant’ offence, it was confirmed that this was included in the information provided to personal licence holders.

·                Page 38, paragraph 16.8 – in response to a question regarding what happens when an annual fee was not paid, it was confirmed that the licence would be suspended.

·                Page 39, paragraph 16.9, the sentence was incomplete.

·                Page 39, paragraph 16.10 – It was questioned whether reference could be added for adherence to the Challenge 25 scheme. In response, it was confirmed that a challenge 25 condition was added to every licence where alcohol was being supplied.

·                Page 40, paragraph 16.13, it  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Dates of future meetings

14 January 2021

11 March 2021



14 January 2021