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Issue details

Taxi Licensing Policy – new vehicle standards

Purpose of the Report: to seek approval for a change in the taxi licensing policy to introduce new environmental standards and age limits for taxis as well as increasing the number of wheelchair accessible hackney carriage vehicles.

The Executive will be asked to amend the Taxi Licensing Policy and conditions with regards to the type of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles that will be licensed by the Council in the future. To ensure a more environmentally friendly and modern hackney carriage and private hire fleet in the city and continuing desire to improve air quality. As well as increasing the number of wheelchair accessible hackney carriage vehicles.

This item has now been withdrawn as the unmet demand test is now beyond its three years and therefore needs updating. The Licensing Cttee has agreed that this should take place. Until this test is updated, it would not be prudent to issue a license at this time.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Withdrawn

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/10/2020

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 26/11/20 by Executive
Reason: This item has now been withdrawn as the unmet demand test is now beyond its three years and therefore needs updating. Please open this item for further details.

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: Matthew Boxall Email:  matt.boxall@york.gov.uk  matthew.boxall@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The report describes consultation with the public and taxi trade which triggered the report.

All relevant officers and members

Making Representations: Over 200 responses from the public and taxi trade.

Documents

  • Taxi Licensing Policy – new vehicle standards  

 

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