Decision details

Decision details

Delegation of Licensing Authority Functions

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In line with its statutory responsibilities, the Committee considered a report of the City Solicitor in which it was invited to agree non executive licensing authority delegations as described in Sections C and F of Part 3 of the Council’s revised Constitution (appended to the report).


The changes were predominantly in relation to the Constitution’s Scheme of Delegation and reflected the transfer of delegated responsibility for the discharge of particular non-executive functions from the Director of Neighbourhoods to Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing, recent amendments to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations (2000) as well as the correction of a small number of typographical errors from the previous version.


The Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing, gave assurance that the changes did not represent an extension of officer’s delegations nor should be seen as a dilution of powers within the committee’s gift. She described the changes as a simplification and smoothing of processes for officers in terms of reporting arrangements.


o approve the delegation of non executive functions as set out in the revised Sections C and F of Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution (as referenced in the report).

Publication date: 23/01/2023

Date of decision: 05/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2022 - Licensing Committee

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