Decision details

Consideration of Responses to the Proposal to Limit Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licences to Two Hundred

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