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Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who chairs the committee, when are the meetings, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak, how to view the agenda and items. 

What is the role of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee?

The Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee determines applications, which cannot be dealt with by officers, made under:

  • The Licensing Act 2003 (concerning public houses, take aways etc)
  • The Gambling Act 2005 (concerning gambling premises), and 
  • Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 as amended by section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (concerning sex establishments)

The following are examples of the types of applications that the sub-committee will determine, but are not exhaustive lists. 

The Licensing Act 2003

  • Applications for personal licences - where a representation is made and not withdrawn
  • Applications for premises licences - where a representation is made and not withdrawn
  • Applications to vary or transfer an existing premises licence - where a representation is made and not withdrawn
  • Application to review a premises licence - All cases

The Gambling Act 2005

  • Application for a premises licence - where a representation is made and not withdrawn or conditions are proposed
  • Application to vary or transfer an existing premises licence - where a representation is made and not withdrawn or conditions are proposed
  • Review of a premises licence - All cases

Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 as amended by section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009

  • Applications for the grant/renewal/transfer or variation of a licence for a Sex Establishment - If a relevant objection is received or the Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services has concerns in respect of the application or characteristics of the locality
  • Revocation of a sex establishment licence - All cases

The sub-committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Which councillors sit on the sub-committee?

Two councillors from the Conservative group and one other councillor selected from the membership of the Licensing Act 2003 Committee.

Who chairs meetings?

A Chairman is appointed for each meeting. The Chairman will be one of the Conservative councillors.

When are meetings?

The sub-committee meet on an ad-hoc basis as and when required.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open parts of meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

Applicants, responsible authorities, interested parties, witnesses for the parties and solicitors representing parties are allowed to speak in accordance with the adopted procedure.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?

Agendas and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.

Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting Jon Whyley, Senior Committee Manager:

Email: jon.whyley@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393207

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

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