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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 258 KB


The Minutes of the previous Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee held on 22nd October 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor T Clements and seconded by Councillor Dr S Peaple)


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.


When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 




There were no declarations of interest.


Update from the Chair

To receive an update from the Chair



There were no updates reported by the Chair.


Scrutiny of the Proposed Licensing Policy 2020-2023 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider the Report of the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration to the Licensing Committee.


Additional documents:


The Report to the Licensing Committee of the Assistant Director, Growth and Regeneration on the Adoption of the Proposed Licensing Policy 2020-2023 was presented by the Environmental Health Officer.


The Report advised the Licensing Committee of the outcome of the consultations regarding the review of Tamworth’s statement of licensing policy and proposed cumulative impact assessment and provided Members with an opportunity to consider the revised policy and cumulative impact assessment before its consideration by Cabinet and Council.


The Committee was updated on the amendments suggested by the Licensing Committee including the additional recommendation made by that Committee and to be considered by Cabinet and Council.


The Committee discussed aspects of the proposed policy, in particular the role of the cumulative impact assessment to guide the Council when in receipt of new applications.  It was reported that there would be rebuttable presumptions that new applications would normally be refused if representations about cumulative impact on licensing objectives were received, unless it could be demonstrated that the operation of the premises involved would not add to the cumulative impact already being experienced. 


The Committee also discussed the interaction of this policy with the Gambling Policy, and in particular how the law applied to less than 3 gambling machines in licensed premises.


RESOLVED that the Committee supported the Report with the suggested amendments.


(Moved by Councillor R Bilcliff and seconded by Councillor S Goodall).



2019/20 Forward Plan

(Discussion item – link to Forward Plan is attached)



No additional items were identified from the Forward Plan for consideration by this Committee.