Agenda and minutes

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No. Item

ADC - LC/13/22-23

Declaration of Interests / Substitute Members

Members and officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda.  Declarations should also be made at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.


If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.


There were no substitute Members present.


There were no declarations of interest .

ADC - LC/14/22-23

Public Question Time

To receive any questions from Members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 11.2


(Note: Public Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no questions from the public.

ADC - LC/15/22-23

Members Questions

Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council & Committee Procedure Rules.


Questions should be submitted by midday on Friday 9 December 2022 to Democratic Services,  


(Note: Member Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no questions from Members.

ADC - LC/16/22-23

Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Licensing Committee meetings held on the 12 September 2022, 5 October 2022 and the Sub Committee meeting on 5 October 2022.


The Chair advised it had been an error that the agenda stated the minutes from 12 September 2022 were to be approved as this meeting had been cancelled.


Resolved: that the minutes of the committee meeting of the 5 October 2022 and the sub committee meeting of 5 October 2022 be approved as the correct record

ADC - LC/17/22-23

Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Chairman of the meeting considers to be urgent


There were no urgent items.

ADC - LC/18/22-23

Adur 2023/24 Fees and Charges Committee Report pdf icon PDF 372 KB

A report by the Director for Communities, attached as item 6.


Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which had been circulated to all members. The report before members proposed a review of the licensing fees for 2023/24.


The Officer delivered the report clarifying that this was the first review of fees since 2016.


The Officer addressed questions from the Members regarding some of the figures supplied. He clarified changes in the taxi licensing and taxi operator licensing procedure as well as explaining the new Animal Welfare licensing legislation. In response to members' concern over the proposed press advertising being sufficient the Officer assured the Committee that the Taxi Licensing team would, in addition,  be contacting the Taxi Operators who would in turn advise their drivers.


The recommendations were discussed and unanimously approved.


Resolved: The Committee approved the scale of licensing fees proposed within Appendix 1 to apply from 1 April 2023 and it was noted that, should representations be received following the Council placing a notice in a local newspaper setting out the changes to the vehicle and operator fees and inviting representations on those changes within 28 days, then those would be considered by the Public Health and Regulation Manager in consultation with the Chair of the Licensing Committee.