Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Council considered a report submitted by the Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, setting out the recommendations made by the Licensing Committee at its meeting of 30 October 2019.
Councillor P Boylan referred to results of the survey on unmet demand and the conclusion of the Committee that there was no significant unmet demand. A limit on the number of hackney carriage licences was proposed.
In reply to a question from Councillor T Beckett, Councillor Boylan confirmed that the reduction of licences would be achieved through natural wastage.
Councillor P Boylan proposed, and Councillor G McAndrew seconded, a motion that the recommendations as detailed be supported.
The motion being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED – that a limit of 200 be imposed on the number of hackney carriage vehicle licences that are issued from 1 January 2020.
Report author: Oliver Rawlings
Publication date: 15/01/2020
Date of decision: 18/12/2019
Decided at meeting: 18/12/2019 - Council