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The press and public were excluded from the meeting for consideration of the applications listed below in terms of Section 50(A)(3)(b) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.



Application for the Renewal of a Taxi Driver's Licence


With reference to article 3 of appendix B of the minute of the meeting of the Licensing Committee of 20 August 2019, the Committee had before it an information sheet prepared by the Chief Officer – Governance in respect of the application which advised that the application had to be determined by 11 October 2019; and presented information in respect of the applicant for the Committee’s consideration, including a letter of representation from the Chief Constable, Police Scotland, c/o Aberdeen City Division dated 2 May and 1 July 2019.


Mr Munro, Legal Advisor, provided the Sub Committee with a verbal update on the application, and as a preliminary point, he intimated that the applicant had provided three employment related character references that he wished to submit into proceedings.


The Sub Committee resolved:-

to accept the additional letters into the proceedings.


The applicant was in attendance and was represented by his solicitor who spoke in support of the application.


Constable Fyfe was in attendance and spoke in support of Police Scotland’s letters of representation.


The Sub Committee asked questions of the applicant and Constable Fyfe.


Constable Fyfe summed up.


The applicant’s Solicitor summed up.


Councillor Townson, seconded by the Convener, moved:-

to grant the licence for three years.


Councillor Delaney moved an amendment to refuse the application on the grounds that the applicant was not a fit and proper person, however he there was not a seconder, therefore the amendment fell.


The Sub Committee resolved:-

to grant the licence for three years.

-              COUNCILLOR JOHN REYNOLDS, Convener