Agenda and minutes

General Purposes and Licensing Committee - Friday, 10th February, 2023 9.30 am

Venue: Bradbury Room - Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA. View directions

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Apologies were received from Cllrs Keith Craze, Barry Dunning, Alan Glass and John Ward.



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2022 as a correct record.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2022  be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


Declarations Of Interest

To note any declarations of interest made by members in connection with an agenda item.  The nature of the interest must also be specified.


Members are asked to discuss any possible interests with Democratic Services prior to the meeting.


No Declarations of Interest were made by any Members in connection with any Agenda Item.


Public Participation

To note any issues raised during the public participation period.


No issues were raised during the Public Participation period.


Fees and Charge for 2023-2024 - Licensing pdf icon PDF 203 KB

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The Committee considered proposed Fees and Charges for the Licensing Service for 2023-2024.




That it be recommended to the Council:


That the Recommended Licensing Fees and Charges for the financial year 2023/2024 be approved as set out in Appendix A.


Update on the Licensing Service 2022 pdf icon PDF 251 KB


The Committee considered the update on the Licensing Service for 2022.


Members noted the increase in licensing applications post-Covid. The number of Temporary Event Notices (TENs) had also increased, particularly around the time of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This was expected to continue into 2023 with the King’s Coronation being a similar event that would garner lots of TENs.


Members noted the minor updates in statutory guidance for both premises licence applications and taxi driver licenses. The Committee were reminded how the Licensing process was very much collaborative, working with both internal and external partners throughout the process. Partners included teams from: Environmental Protection, Food Safety, the Police, the Immigration Office, Fire Safety, Trading Standards and HMRC. This partnership working is vital and allowed the Licensing Authority to better asses the impacts and benefits that licensing applications would have on the public and on businesses.


Members praised the Licensing team for the amount of work they completed, referencing the 20% increase in workload the team faced in 2022.