Committees

Minute of the Meeting of the Ross, Skye and Lochaber Licensing Committee held in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall, on Tuesday 20th January 2009 at 11.00 am.

 

Present:

 

Mrs Margaret Paterson, Mr Craig Fraser, Mr Richard Greene, Mr Allan Henderson, Mrs Angela MacLean, Mr Andrew Millar, Mr David Chisholm.

 

In Attendance:

 

Mr Alaisdair H Mackenzie, Area Solicitor
Mrs Linda Hay, Licensing Officer


(In the Chair Mrs Margaret Paterson)

 

Declarations of Interest - None


 1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies for absence were intimated on behalf of:

Mr David Alston, Mr Bren Gormley, Mr Brian Murphy and Mrs Jean Urquhart.


2. Confirmation of Minutes

 

There had been circulated for confirmation the Minute of the Meeting of the Ross, Skye and Lochaber Licensing Committee held on 16th December 2008.

 

The Minute was held as read and approved.
 

3. Application for Renewal of a Taxi Operator and a Taxi Driver’s
    Licence – Mr Norman Dick

 

There had been circulated Report No LCR-001-09 by the Area Solicitor inviting the Committee to consider whether a Hearing should be held to consider if the Licence Holder continued to be a fit and proper person to hold a Licence in light of the fact that he had received a conviction for speeding.

 

The Committee noted that no objections had been received and agreed to grant the Application.


 4. Application for a House in Multiple Occupation Licence – Staff
     Accommodation at Dunollie Hotel, Broadford

 

There had been circulated Report No LCR-002-09 by the Area Solicitor relating to an application for a House in Multiple Occupation Licence submitted by Oxford Hotels and Innes Management Limited for staff accommodation at the Dunollie Hotel, Broadford.

 

The Committee agreed to approve the application subject to the required works being completed and the periodic inspection report being submitted by 20th April 2009.


 5. Application for a House in Multiple Occupation Licence – Staff
     Accommodation at Kyle Hotel, Kyle and King’s Arms, Kyleakin

 

There had been circulated Report No LCR-003-09 by the Area Solicitor relating to applications for Houses in Multiple Occupation Licences submitted by Oxford Hotels and Innes Management Limited for staff accommodation at the Kyle Hotel, Kyle and the King’s Arms Hotel, Kyleakin.

 

The Committee agreed to approve the applications subject to the required socket work at the King’s Arms Hotel being completed and the periodic inspection reports for both premises being submitted by 20th April 2009.


 6. HEARING: Application for a House in Multiple Occupation Licence –
     Vulcan Cottage, Great North Road, Muir of Ord

 

There had been circulated Report No LCR-004-09 by the Area Solicitor relating to an application for a House in a Multiple Occupation Licence for Vulcan Cottage, Great North Road, Muir of Ord.  The Committee was invited to determine the application in accordance with the Hearings Procedure.

 

The Applicant had been invited to attend but all correspondence had been returned from his known address.

 

The Committee agreed to refuse the application on the grounds that the Applicant was not a fit and proper person to be the holder of the licence and the premises were not suitable.


The Chairman agreed to consider Item 7 following although not on the Agenda as a decision was required as a matter of urgency.

 

7. Application for a Private Hire Car Drivers Licence

 

The Area Solicitor advised the Committee that he was in receipt of an Application from Ms Rae Wood which had disclosed that she was a diabetic. However the medical investigation disclosed that she met the C(1) exception to the “DVLA Fitness to Drive Standards”.


The Committee agreed:

 

1. that it was not minded to refuse on medical grounds as stated and noted
    that if there were no other reasons to consider refusing the Application
    that it would be granted under the Area Solicitor’s delegated powers;
2. that future Applications need not be referred to Committee if an Applicant
    who had diabetes met the C(1) exception to the “DVLA Fitness to Drive
    Standards”;
3. that if a Licence Holder who has diabetes has had his Licence suspended
    and subsequently meets the C(1) exception to the “DVLA Fitness to Drive
    Standards” then said suspension may be lifted.


There being no further business the meeting closed at 11.20 am.