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Issue details

Taxi Licensing Policy / Vehicle Licence Conditions – Executive Vehicles

Purpose of Report: Following recommendation by Licensing & Regulatory Committee amend the Annex 3 of the Taxi Licensing Policy in relation to the requirements for executive vehicles.

The Executive Member is asked to approve amendments to Annex 3 of the Taxi Licensing Policy as recommended by Committee. These relate to: Condition 19 of the Private Hire Vehicle Licence Conditions does not apply, a new condition to be included with Annex 3 which states:

Annex 3 condition 8:

i)             All licensed vehicles shall be fitted with windscreen glass that has a light transmittance of 75% and windows to either side of the drivers head shall have a light transmittance of not less than 70%.

ii)            All other windows within licensed executive vehicles can be of any manufacturer’s tint providing it is not opaque.

Annex 3 Condition 12 be amended to state: The driver will not take the fare at the end of the hire.

While we aim for all items to go on the plan 28 days in advance of the meeting, in this instance this was not possible as the item could not be published until recommendations were finalised from Licensing & Regulatory Committee.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/12/2019

Decision due: 16/01/20 by Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods
Reason: While we aim for all items to go on the plan 28 days in advance of the meeting, in this instance this was not possible as the item could not be published until recommendations were finalised.

Lead member: Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: Lesley Cooke Tel No. 01904 551515 Email: lesley.cooke@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Informal consultation prior to report going before Licensing & Regulatory Committee.

Making Representations: Consultees include Private Hire Associations and West Yorkshire Authorities.

Background papers

 

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