Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Monday, 10 February 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite - Hub

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Manager

Items
No. Item

311.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

It was noted that Councillor Webber-Jones would be arriving late.

312.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 25 September 2019.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Cartwright, seconded by Councillor R Allen and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 25 September 2019 be confirmed and signed by the chairman.

313.

Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

314.

Scrap metal dealers policy pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To endorse the policy following consultation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the scrap metal dealers policy following the recent consultation exercise. It was noted that there had been support for the policy from the operators and visits had subsequently been carried out, finding all were operating in accordance with regulations and policy.

 

Councillor Webber-Jones entered the meeting at 6.34pm.

 

A member asked whether dealers had to provide information about the area to be used for storage of scrap metal and in response it was noted that the only address they were required to submit was the registered site office.

 

It was noted that it was not a requirement to have a scrap metal dealers policy and not all districts in Leicestershire had adopted one.

 

A member was concerned about stolen metal being sold to dealers but in response it was noted that cash payments for metal were illegal and sellers had to produce identification.

 

In response to a member’s question, it was noted that authorised collectors must have their licence on display in their windscreen. A member requested a list of licenced dealers for quick reference and it was noted that there was a public register on the website which contained this information.

 

It was moved by Councillor Cartwright, seconded by Councillor R Allen and

 

RESOLVED – the scrap metal dealers policy be RECOMMENDED to Council.