The Licensing and Appeals Committee
fulfills the functions of the Licensing Authority in relation to
the licensing of premises.
A procedure has been agreed which governs
how the Panel will consider such applications.
Decisions made by the Panel will be under
delegated authority and will not require to be referred to the
Council for approval. Meetings are controlled by the Chair, who is
responsible for seeing that the business on the agenda is dealt
The Council is concerned to
ensure that its meetings are as open as possible and confidential
business is kept to the strict minimum. When confidential items are
involved these are considered at the end of the meeting at which
point members of the public are asked to leave.