Shropshire Council

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy - further updates

  • Period: 25 January 2019 - 22 February 2019
  • Status: Open
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Licensing and applications
  • Type: Public

Proposal

We're seeking your comments on the following:

The existing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy came into effect from 1 April 2015. The policy requires updating to reflect the council’s priorities and outcomes for 2019 to 2023, in particular in relation to protecting people from harm, promoting health and managing the environment. In addition, ongoing improvements in licensing practices and procedures need to be embedded within the policy to further strengthen the application process and simplify this where possible, whilst maintaining the foundations for robust enforcement to continue to increase compliance across the hackney carriage and private hire trade.

An initial consultation in respect of the proposed policy was undertaken over a ten-week period from 25 June 2018 to 2 September 2018. Responses to the initial consultation were considered. The feedback received has been used to inform the draft of the revised policy as set out at item 5 - appendix B of the agenda of the Strategic Licensing Committee held on 23 January 2019.

On 23 January 2019 the Strategic Licensing Committee resolved that a further period of consultation on the revised policy would run for a four-week period from 25 January 2019 to 4pm on 22 February 2019.   

A copy of the full report considered by the Strategic Licensing Committee can be found at item 5 of the agenda of the Strategic Licensing Committee meeting held on 23 January 2019.

We're really keen to hear your comments on the revised policy.

Comments relating to this consultation must be forwarded to the Licensing Team and clearly state that they're being submitted in relation to the consultation on the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2019-2023.

If you have comments you would like to make please contact us by emailing taxis@shropshire.gov.uk in the first instance.

If you don't have access to email please submit your comments in writing using the address details on this page.

Any comments received will be considered by our Strategic Licensing Committee on 6 March 2019. The proposed revised policy, with any further modifications agreed by the Strategic Licensing Committee, will then be considered by the council. It's our aim that the new policy will be adopted and brought into force with effect from 1 April 2019.

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