Licensing & Appeals Committee - Tuesday, 18th June, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bank Road Matlock DE4 3NN

Contact: Democratic Services 


No. Item


Apologies for Absence

Please advise the Democratic Services Team on 01629 751133 or email of any apologies of absence.


Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 156 KB

26 March 2024



Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any interests they may have in subsequent agenda items in accordance with the District Council’s Code of Conduct. Those interests are matters that relate to money or that which can be valued in money, affecting the Member, her/his partner, extended family and close friends. Interests that become apparent at a later stage in the proceedings may be declared at the time.


Public Participation

To enable members of the public to ask questions, express views or present petitions, IF NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN, (by telephone, in writing or by email) BY NO LATER THAN 12 NOON OF THE WORKING DAY PRECEDING THE MEETING. As per Procedural Rule 14.4 at any one meeting no person may submit more than 3 questions and no more than 1 such question may be asked on behalf of one organisation.



Permanent Pavement Licensing Regime 2024 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

The Business and Planning Act 2020, in response to Covid, was temporary legislation introduced to assist businesses by creating a temporary pavement licensing regime, due to expire at the end of September 2024. The government has made the scheme permanent, with several amendments, through the Levelling Up & Regeneration Act which received royal assent last year and came into force on Sunday 31 March 2024


The Levelling Up & Regeneration Act 2023 became law last year, the provisions to make the pavement licence scheme permanent were not immediately commenced. It was anticipated that it would happen later in this year.


A decision is required on what fee should be set (currently the fee of £100.00 is based upon the maximum permitted fee allowed under the temporary regime).

Additional documents:


Exclusion of Public and Press

At this point the Committee will consider excluding the public and press from the meeting in order to consider the exempt information contained within Item 7. The reasons for this exemption are detailed below, as per paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972:


1.     Information relating to any individual.


2. Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.


3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Appeal Against Officer Decision to Reject an Application for a Discretionary Council Tax Discount for a Property in Darley Dale

This report asks the Committee to determine an appeal against an officer decision to reject an application for a discretionary Council tax discount in respect of a property in Darley Dale.