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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence received from the following committee members: Councillor C Jones and Councillor M Colbran


Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct




(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and


(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave


No Declarations of Interest were received.


Review of Statement of Licensing Principles 2022 - 2025 under the Gambling Act 2005 pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:


The Licensing Officer introduced the item to the committee and highlighted the salient points within the report.


The following questions were raised by the committee and responded to in detail by the officers in attendance:


·         Clarity was sought in relation to 2.4 of the report and whether a change could be made so that any consultation would include the whole Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee and not just the Chair


·         It was noted that the policy has no provision for a casino in Merthyr Tydfil, can you please explain why and what was the rationale behind the decision


It was Resolved that:


The draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2022 – 2025 appended to this report as the basis of a revised policy be approved.


The draft policy detailed in 2.1 above be subject to public consultation for an 8-week period be approved.


Delegated power to the Head of Protection and Safety Services to consider responses to the proposed policy and to make amendments to the Policy if it is considered appropriate be approved.


The delegated power given in 2.3 above shall be exercised in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Licensing and Regulatory Committee who reserves the right to refer the amendments to the Planning, Regulatory & Licensing Committee be approved.


A final version of the Statement of Licensing Policy 2022 – 2025 be put to Full Council for approval and adoption from the 31st January 2022 be approved.


Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair


There was no other business deemed urgent by the Chair.


The Chair thanked the members for their attendance and closed the meeting.



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