Committees

A meeting of the Highland Licensing Committee will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 10.30 am.

 

You are invited to attend and a note of the business to be considered is attached.

 

Webcast Notice:  This meeting will be filmed and broadcast over the internet on the Highland Council website and will be archived and available for viewing for 12 months thereafter.

 

Members are reminded that during determination of Licensing Items, in order to be entitled to participate in any vote, Members must be present throughout all of the proceedings.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Alaisdair Mackenzie
Legal Manager
(for Assistant Chief Executive)

 

Business

 

(Chair – Mrs Maxine Smith)

 

1.  Apologies for Absence
Leisgeulan

 

2.  Declarations of Interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt

 

Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting.  Any Member making a declaration of interest should indicate whether it is a financial or non-financial interest and include some information on the nature of the interest. Advice may be sought from Officers prior to the meeting taking place.

 

3.  Confirmation of Minutes
Dearbhadh a’ Gheàrr-chunntais

 

There is submitted for confirmation as a correct record the minute of the meeting of the Highland Licensing Committee held on 6 November 2012.

 

4.  Licences Granted under Delegated Powers
Ceadachdan a Bhuilicheadh fo Ùghdarras air a Thiomnadh

 

There is circulated Report No HLC-089-12 (27kb pdf) by the Legal Manager which details all Licences which have been granted under delegated powers under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 and the Marriage (Approval of Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 granted in the period from 24 October 2012 to 4 December 2012.

 

The Committee is invited to note the report.

 

5.  Pending Applications – 3 Monthly Considerations
Iarrtasan ri Thighinn – Beachdachaidhean 3 Mìosach

 

There is circulated Report No HLC-090-12 (16kb pdf) by the Legal Manager relating to applications which are currently pending for the grant or renewal of licences under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

 

The Report recommends that the Committee agree to defer the determination of the applications, either:

 

(a) to allow them to be approved under delegated powers in the event that no objections/representations are received and all outstanding documentation has been received from the applicants; or

 

(b) to a future meeting of the Committee when the applications will be determined in terms of the Hearings Procedure.

 

6. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
Applications for a Public Entertainment Licence
Achd Riaghaltais Chatharra (Alba) 1982
Iarrtasan airson Ceadachd Aoigheachd Phoblaich

 

6.1 Premises: Resolis Memorial Hall 

 

There is circulated Report No HLC-091-12 (20kb pdf) by the Legal Manager relating to an application for a Public Entertainment Licence for Resolis Memorial Hall by the Resolis Memorial Hall Committee.  (Black Isle Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine this matter in accordance with the Council’s Licensing Hearings Procedure (40kb pdf).

 

6.2 Premises:  Gairloch Community Hall

 

There is circulated Report No HLC-092-12 (480kb pdf) by the Legal Manager relating to an application for the renewal of a Public Entertainment Licence for Gairloch Community Hall by the Gairloch Community Hall Committee (Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine this matter in accordance with the Council’s Licensing Hearings Procedure (40kb pdf).

 

6.3 Premises:  Smithton Hall, Sinclair Terrace, Smithton, Inverness

 

There is circulated Report No HLC-093-12 (23kb pdf) by the Legal Manager relating to an application for the renewal of a Public Entertainment Licence for Smithton Hall by Smithton and Culloden Community Company Limited (Culloden and Ardersier Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine the application.

 

7. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
Application for Street Trader’s Licence
Achd Riaghaltais Chatharra (Alba) 1982
Iarrtas airson Ceadachd Neach-malairt Sràide

 

7.1 Application for a Street Trader’s Licence – Ann C MacKenzie

 

There is circulated Report No HLC-094-12 (121kb pdf) by the Legal Manager relating to an application which has been received from Ann C MacKenzie for the grant of a Street Trader’s licence (Eilean a’ Cheò Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine this matter in accordance with the Council’s Licensing Hearings Procedure (40kb pdf).

 

8.  Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982   
Application for variation of a Late Hours Catering Licence
Achd Riaghaltais Chatharra (Alba) 1982
Iarrtas airson atharrachadh a thaobh Ceadachd Sholarachd Uairean Anmoch

 

8.1  Premises – Zoom Takeaway, 23 Baron Taylor Street, Inverness

 

There is circulated Report No HLC-095-12 (137kb pdf) by the Legal Manager relating to an application for variation of a Late Hours Catering Licence in respect of premises at Zoom Takeaway, 23 Baron Taylor Street, Inverness (Inverness Central).

 

The Committee is invited to determine the application after hearing from the parties.

 

The Committee is asked to resolve that, under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the public be excluded from the meeting during discussion of the following Items 9.1 to 11.1 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

 

9.  Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
Applications for Private Hire Car Driver’s / Operator’s Licences
Achd Riaghaltais Chatharra (Alba) 1982
Iarrtasan airson Ceadachdan do Dhràibhearan / Oibrichean Chàraichean airson Fastadh Prìobhaideach

 

9.1  Application for Private Hire Car Driver’s Licence – Eric Taylor

 

There is circulated to members only Report No HLC/096/12 by the Legal Manager relating to an application which has been received from Eric Taylor for the grant of a private hire car driver’s licence (Wick Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine this application in accordance with the Council’s Licensing Hearings Procedure (40kb pdf).

 

9.2  Application for Private Hire Car Driver’s Licence – John Ronald

 

There is circulated to members only Report No HLC/097/12 by the Legal Manager relating to an application which has been received from John Ronald for the grant of a private hire car driver’s licence (Badenoch and Strathspey Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine this application.

 

10.  Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
Applications for Taxi Driver’s / Operator’s Licences
Achd Riaghaltais Chatharra (Alba) 1982
Iarrtasan airson Cheadachdan do Dhràibhearan / Oibrichean Tagsaidh

 

10.1 Application for Taxi Driver’s Licence – Paul Reid

 

There is circulated to members only Report No HLC/098/12 by the Legal Manager relating to an application which has been received from Paul Reid for the grant of a taxi driver’s licence (Landward Caithness Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine this application in accordance with the Council’s Licensing Hearings Procedure (40kb pdf).

 

11. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
Application for Itinerant Metal Dealer’s Licence
Achd Riaghaltais Chatharra (Alba) 1982
Iarrtas airson Ceadachd Neach-malairt Siùbhlach Meatailt

 

11.1 Application for an Itinerant Metal Dealer’s Licence – George Smart

 

There is circulated to members only Report No HLC/099/12 by the Legal Manager relating to an application which has been received from George Smart for the grant of an itinerant metal dealer’s licence (Eilean a’ Cheò Ward).

 

The Committee is invited to determine this application in accordance with the Council’s Licensing Hearings Procedure (40kb pdf).