Issue details

Hackney Carriage Licences

Purpose of Report: This report advises the Executive of the ‘unmet demand’ survey which has been undertaken with regards to hackney carriage vehicles and the decision of the Licensing Committee on 7 June 2022 to recommend to the Executive (and Council in due course) that nine hackney carriage licences be issued, bringing the total up to 190, and that these be issued to the type of vehicle identified below.

The Executive will be asked to recommend to Council that the nine licences be issued to wheelchair accessible vehicles, which are also fully electric or plug in electric hybrid, and black in colour in accordance with Option 1.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/06/2022

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 28/07/22 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Matthew Boxall, Head of Public Protection Email:

Consultation process

Unmet demand survey includes observation of the ranks plus consultation through questionnaires with the public waiting, plus the wider public generally (including passengers with a disability) and the trade through on-line surveying. Local businesses were also consulted as part of the unmet demand survey.

As noted above, the public (including passengers with a disability) and the trade as well as local businesses that rely on the taxi trade.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.


Agenda items


  • Hackney Carriage Licences  


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