Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Monday 10th January, 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Ballroom - Bootle Town Hall, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 7AE. View directions

Contact: Amy Dyson  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

27.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Dodd, O'Brien, Roche and Anne Thompson., 

 

In addition to the apologies received above it was noted that the following Members had submitted their apologies for absence following advice from the Director of Public Health reduce the number of Members at Committee meetings for safety reasons associated with the recent local increase in Covid-19 cases – namely, Councillors Burns, Friel, Prendergast, Yvonne Sayers, Thomas and Webster. The minimum number of Committee Members were present to ensure that the meeting was quorate.

 

28.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.

 

Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.

 

Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

29.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2021

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.

30.

Local Licensing – Fees and Charges 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection which sought the approval of Members for the fees and charges for Local Licensing Services in 2022/23.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the proposed fees and charges for 2022/2023 as listed in the annex be endorsed and approved.

31.

St Luke's Church Road, Formby Definitive Map Modification Order - Receipt of Objections pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection which reported the receipt of objections against the Definitive Map Modification Order Number 1, 2021, that related to several routes in the Ravenmeols area of Formby. The report sought authority to make a new Definitive Map Modification Order as a replacement to Order No.1 2021. The report also informed the Committee there were no standing objections to Definitive Map Modification Order Numbers 2 and 3, 2021.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)

the objections to Definitive Map Modification Order No. 1 – 2021 be noted;

 

(2)

the making of new Modification Orders by the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer be authorised to add the following ways to the definitive rights of way map and statement for the area:

 

1. Albert Road, A-B on DC2165 – Byway open to all traffic,

 

2. Alexandra Road, A-B on DC2166 – Byway open to all traffic,

 

3. St. Luke’s Church Road, Bushby's Lane to Alexandra Road, A-B on

DC2167 – Byway open to all traffic,

 

4. St. Luke’s Church Road, Alexandra Road to Range Lane, A-B on

DC2168 – Byway open to all traffic,

 

5. St. Luke’s Church Road, Range Lane to Altcar Footpath 5, A-B on

DC2171 – Public Footpath,

 

6. Cambridge Road, A-B on DC2169 – Byway open to all traffic,

 

7. Range Lane, A-B on DC2170 – Byway open to all traffic,

 

8. Two tracks connecting Albert Road to Alexandra Road, A-B on DC2126 and DC2127 – Public Footpaths,

 

9. Extension of Albert Road to Shore, A-B on DC2124 – Public Footpath.

 

(3)

in the event that objections to the new order(s) are received, another report be brought to Committee;

 

(4)

the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer be authorised to give notice of the Authority’s decision to the applicant and the landowners;

 

(5)

if following the making of the Orders, no objections are received, the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer be authorised to confirm the Orders;

 

(6)

if following the making of the Orders, objections are received, the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer be authorised to refer the Orders to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination;

 

(7)

in the event of authorising the making of new Definitive Map Modification Orders, the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer be authorised to refer the Definitive Map Modification Order No.1 – 2021 to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, alongside the new Orders, with the request not to confirm the Order; and

 

(8)

the Council be authorised to adopt a neutral stance during any determination of the Orders by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

 

32.

Molyneux Road area, Waterloo - results of consultation pdf icon PDF 464 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection which reported on the results of a consultation with residents regarding the implementation of a Residents’ Privileged Parking (RPP) scheme in the Molyneux Road area of Waterloo.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)

the results of the consultation be noted;

(2)

the proposed Residents’ Privileged Parking scheme for the Molyneux Road area not be progressed, with the exception of the section of highway from Numbers 1 to 7 Hicks Road;

(3)

the Cabinet Member for Locality Services be requested to authorise the progression of the necessary Traffic Regulation Order for Hicks Road, Waterloo; and

(4)

residents be informed of the results of the consultation.

 

33.

Determinations made under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005: period covering 8 October 2021 to 30 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection updating on applications made under the Licensing Act, 2003 and the Gambling Act, 2005 which had been determined by Licensing Officers.

 

The report indicated that Sefton Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy (issued under the Licensing Act 2003) and the Statement of Gambling Policy (issued under the Gambling Act 2005), both followed the recommended delegation of functions contained within the Guidance, issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Guidance issued under Section 25 of the Gambling Act 2005. Where there were no relevant representations to applications, then these matters would be dealt with by Officers in order to speed matters through the system. The Guidance also recommended that where powers had been delegated, the Committee would receive regular reports on decisions made by Officers in order to maintain an overview of the general licensing situation.

 

The report indicated that during the period 8 October 2021 to 30 November 2021 the Head of Highways and Public Protection had received and determined the following numbers of applications:

 

Under the Licensing Act 2003:

 

·       48 Applications made under Premise Licences

·       20 Applications made under Personal Licences

·       28 Notifications of Temporary Event Notices

·       14 Notifications of Late Temporary Event Notices

 

Under the Gambling Act 2005:

 

·       2 Notifications given for Licensed Premises Automatic Gaming

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report and the fact that further update reports would be submitted as necessary, be noted.