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Licensing Committee

Terms of Reference

Amended by the Board 2 September 2008

1. River Works, etc
1.1 To consider and approve the internal PLA procedures and processes for administration of the licensing of works.
1.2 To consider and decide applications for:
  1.2.1  river works, retentions of works and assignments of licences
  1.2.2  dredging licences
  1.2.3  taking works off licence, other than where complete demolition and removal is proposed
1.3 To refer to the Board for decision any application considered contentious or unacceptable.
1.4 To refer to the Board any proposal to suspend or revoke a licence or to impose a condition which is unacceptable to the licensee.
1.5 To consider and approve the use of powers under the Town & Country Planning Act (General Powers of Development) Order.
1.6 To consider and approve the scale of fees charged for administration of licence applications.
1.7 To review performance measures for licence applications.
2 Pilotage
2.1 To consider and decide applications for exemption from pilotage subject to the criteria established by the Board.
2.2 To consider and, if satisfied, approve the licensing of Port of London pilots subject to the criteria established by the Board.
2.3

To refer to the Board any proposal to refuse, suspend or revoke a pilot’s licence (except where revocation is as a consequence of leaving the PLA’s service or on medical grounds).